Abandoned Training Techniques Thread

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  1. Bigcheese

    Bigcheese Active Member Full Member

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    Very good point. I've even heard people say medium distance running is pointless for boxing. I completely disagree, if nothing else it can be great mental preparation.
     
  2. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    About the dehydration...in general you don't want the fighter drinking water between rounds. You rinse the mouthpiece, he takes a mouthful and rinses, spits it out. I think that it was Jefferies that was adamant about not drinking any water during a fight, and those guys fought a lot of rounds.
    If you read old books about the prospectors that roamed the deserts in California and along the Arizona border hunting for gold, they always talked about not drinking too much water. The reasoning was that it left more to be baked out of you, so you drank enough but didn't overdo it.
     
  3. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

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    No! You must have an actual lake.

    Rowing a haybale.
     
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  4. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Chewing tree sap
    Harding hands with brine
    chopping wood
    Ju-Jistsu (Demspey)
     
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  5. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    I don’t think he did Ju-Jitsu for boxing. It’s literally pointless. I’ve seen Mayweather, Vitali and many more still chop wood.
     
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  6. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    It is known. All men must serve.
     
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  7. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It was his way of staying in shape.
     
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  8. BoB Box

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    Emanual Augustus- his method was to be drunken and dancing around
     
  9. Vic The Gambler

    Vic The Gambler Member Full Member

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    My old pal Kirkland Laing told me he used to chew 10 pieces of gum at once for an hour at a time to strengthen his jaw.
    Not sure you’d find it in the boxers training manual 2022!
     
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  10. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Drunkie Full Member

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    If I recall correctly, in marathons, overhydration tends to cause more serious issues than dehydration
     
  11. Journeyman92

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    Dempsey references chewing gum I believe in his book. Harold Johnson advocated it to Ali after a spar because Muhammad had a sore one
     
  12. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Drunkie Full Member

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    James Toney did something similar, but used McDonald's rather than chewing gum.
     
  13. Vic The Gambler

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    Ah Interesting. Maybe something in that then
     
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  14. Vic The Gambler

    Vic The Gambler Member Full Member

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    Haha! Very good
     
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  15. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    I don’t like to tease Toney. He’s my great nephew, I’d prefer If you’d ease up on it.
     
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