the phenomenon of being fat and having good stamina in boxing.

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  1. bruce_keyes

    bruce_keyes Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Anyone care to explain how that works? Particularly in Ruiz's case... You would think someone burns tons of calories and fat when you are in training camp getting your cardio up... So what is Ruiz doing that's prohibiting him from leaning up??? Does he just pig out on burritos when he comes home after his gym sessions??? that's the only explanation I can think of....
     
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  2. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yes it is easy to out eat your output for the day. Especially if your nutrition is not on point.
     
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  3. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Member Full Member

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    Most likely he just doesn’t have the best diet but works hard in the gym. Maybe it’s just genetics
     
  4. IsaL

    IsaL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Likely
     
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  5. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I doubt guys like Ruiz do a lot of cardio... :smile: But their main problem is they need to eat a lot in order not to feel lethargic and completely out of energy.
     
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  6. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I don't think alot of overweight people are very unfit, but to be that big and be the hw champion of the world is amazing.
     
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  7. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He probably focuses solely on sparring and skips road work. IE.........James Toney, Toney never ran out of gas but he looked like he could only go 4 rounds before going into cardiac arrest.
     
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  8. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Not an isolated case with Ruiz. Counter-intuitive but somewhat common. For instance, Chauncy Welliver always had a strong gas tank.
     
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  9. Hankey89

    Hankey89 Member Full Member

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    Boxing burns 800 calories an hour... Ruiz probably eats 5000 calories a day.
     
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  10. eltirado

    eltirado Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Andy Ruiz ===> Mexican Style & American food



    Canelo ===> American style & Mexican food
     
  11. thesmokingm

    thesmokingm Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    :rolleyes: :duh

    He's in better shape cardio wise than your typical middleweight. He's got 11 points wins all by UD.

     
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  12. boxer_toxer

    boxer_toxer New Member Full Member

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    He is a natural boxer. He is not there for modeling or fashion show. The man can box. He has skills, he doesn't care how he looks.
    In fact, he got weight in purpose so that AJ can't grab him to avoid his combinations, and it worked very well.
    The fat in your belly apparently has nothing to do with boxing.
     
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  13. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Fat requires less oxygen than muscle.
    In boxing it's better to be fat than overly muscular.
     
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  14. bruce_keyes

    bruce_keyes Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think you are missing my point. I never said he was a model. I'm asking why the fat isn't burning off from his intense training? Do you understand? I'm not making a case of questioning his physique, I'm asking why his fat isn't burning off if he's training so hard, and able to go 12 rounds and not get gassed. He must be eating 10,000 cals a day. Can't believe nobody has asked him this question
     
  15. escudo

    escudo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Honestly I think relaxation is the most important thing in terms of cardio. Keeping calm is key to not blowing out your gas tank. Look at James Toney. Burger King and cigars, but came on late in every fight because he was so relaxed. Controlling yourself and your emotions is key to keeping your heart rate down. For this reason sparring should really be the cornerstone of training.

    Ruiz looked dead calm even after getting leveled be the uppercut/left hook. He never fought any harder than he wanted to. I think it's a big part of why his cardio held out.
     
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