Heavy weight boxing: Is mass from body fat just as useful as sarcoplasmic hypertrophy?

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Martini161, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Martini161

    Martini161 New Member Full Member

    Jul 4, 2018
    Hey everyone, I hope you're having a good day : )

    I'd be so thankful if someone could give me a clue on this..

    I've read that high-volume hypertrophy training mainly increases glycogen stores ("sarcoplasm"), not muscle fiber mass. Does that mean that kind of hypertrophy is "non functional" and doesn't have much value to a boxer beyond the mass? And does that mean that fat would be just as good for mass as that kind of hypertrophy? I was also thinking of Andy Ruiz, Big Baby Miller, Dillian Whyte and Tyson Fury who all have a high body fat percentage.

    Thank you
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2019