Calisthenics vs lifting.

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by PIPO23, Aug 9, 2021.

Which is better?

  1. Calisthenics.

    16 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. Lifting.

    12 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. Aussie Invader

    Aussie Invader Boxing Addict Full Member

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    that's how i got into yoga when covid kicked off and my gym closed.
    already have my weights at home too.
     
  2. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Depends what your goals are. If you want to develop muscle, strength and the increased neural efficiency which translates to sports then weights should be prioritized. If you just want to be lean and develop a strong core than calisthenics are fine.
     
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  3. DerpDiDerp

    DerpDiDerp New Member Full Member

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    Depends entirely what your goals are.

    Deadlifting won't progress you to doing a planche, and learning to planche won't improve your deadlift (well, maybe a few %).
     
  4. DerpDiDerp

    DerpDiDerp New Member Full Member

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    Sounds like typical completely uneducated pseudoscience anecdotes from dinosaur trainers.
     
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  5. PIPO23

    PIPO23 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    100 kg wow good stuff. What about 300 reps of Burpees. I am telling you it's not called burpees for nothing.I got to 200 max and felt like puking lol.
     
  6. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Not done burpees in a while and definitely not 300 lol.

    Last time I did them was probably about a year ago when I did the "Riley" WOD which consists of 1.5 mile run, 150 Burpees and then another 1.5 mile run. I don't mind burpees to be honest they're not an exercise that fills me with dread but 300 might be a bit much, lol.
     
  7. Themessiah

    Themessiah no hables tanta mierda Full Member

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    Both. Weighted calisthenics + weights
     
  8. Dannymita

    Dannymita Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I mix it up TBF...but prefer weights...what am I doing bodyweight wise that will be as good as a barbell squat or deadlift?

    I do love weighted pull ups and dips though
     
  9. Dannymita

    Dannymita Boxing Addict Full Member

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    One armed press up is actually really easy ..but one armed pull up especially if your a big guy is a nightmare
     
  10. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    Doesn't matter how easy or how hard though, still needs training to achieve imo
     
  11. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Well my old trainer must have known something he had a world champion and quite a few marquee names.
     
  12. elmaldito

    elmaldito Skillz Full Member

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    Ive always wanted to be ready for anything that came my way in the street. Want my punches as fast and snappy as possible. Nobody who lifts weights aint fcuking with me in the streets. No way no how.
     
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  13. elmaldito

    elmaldito Skillz Full Member

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    do anything boxing, jumprope, sprint intervals on bikes or running. Abs core. legs Stay away from any strength training. Ok to do stregth training on legs but back off 10 weeks before a fight and start doing more sprint intervals. I dont even like swimming. It tightens and builds muscles you dont use when boxing.
     
  14. DerpDiDerp

    DerpDiDerp New Member Full Member

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    Well he clearly knew boxing but knew nothing about weight lifting.
     
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  15. PIPO23

    PIPO23 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Award for the best backyard calesthenics gym. The quality of his bars is on point. WOW!!