Does having a big squat bench and deadlift

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  1. gerryb

    gerryb Active Member Full Member

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    Neccessarily mean you will have a big punch or chin? Im asking esteemed members of this forum who know more than me.
     
  2. Pure Glass

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    No. Fighters lifting free weights, for the most part, is a fairly new phenomenon in the sport. Big muscles require more oxygen and slow you down.
     
  3. gerryb

    gerryb Active Member Full Member

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    what about punch resistance?
     
  4. Pure Glass

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    Strengthen the neck muscles.
     
  5. don owens

    don owens Boxing Addict Full Member

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    can only talk from my experience. deadlift helps in substantial ways. strength is good for combat. nothing helps like technique and bag work for the punch. Deadlifts have a broad carry over. Just don't over do it. My two cents. don't fit the bill of esteemed or knowing more though.
     
  6. jimmyonebomb

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    Not for me like, punch power is half what your born with then technique you practice and drill over and over, rather what you learn. I always felt stiffer when doing weights and feel more powerful when I'm quick and loose. Similar with chin, your born with what your born with to a degree. Though the fitter you are your more likely to recover from a knockdown big shot etc. I'm neither an expert or esteemed though just my opinion!
     
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  7. Texascyclone

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    I think it really depends on the fighter. I think heavy lifting can cost you some speed and fluidity, but if the gain in power offsets it then it may be worth it for that fighter. One example would be when marquez fought pacquiao awhile back. Rumor was Juan was squatting heavy in training and he knocked pacman out of the ring, I don't think heavy lifting helps your ability to take a punch at all. Just my humble opinions.
     
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