Does Weight Training Slow Boxers Down? Probably a little bit

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  1. Stuart_boxer

    Stuart_boxer New Member Full Member

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    The idea that weight training will slow down has been discussed in boxing circles since at least the 60's and probably before that.

    In recent years this idea has become discredited, not entirely sure why as I've never seen a really good conclusive argument.

    Meanwhile in the last decade the sport science community have been making strides in their ability to analyse muscle fibers.

    They now realise that muscle fibers respond far more to training than previously thought. A number of studies have been carried out that show a gradual decrease in the number of Type IIX ultra fast twitch muscle fibres in response to weight training.

    Video here going through the studies;

     
  2. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing blocked Full Member

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    Depends on a few things...

    What style of lifting is the Boxer doing?

    What are the Boxers best attributes prior to slowing down from weights?

    Where was the Boxer in their career?
     
  3. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    Higher reps and light weights add speed. I'm talking 50-150 reps. That's my experience.
     
  4. Songshadow

    Songshadow Dogged & Relentless Full Member

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    Don't forget to stretch before, and after your weight lifting.
     
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