Weight Training for Legs

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Mr.DagoWop, Jul 3, 2016.


  1. Adybrrady

    Adybrrady Member Full Member

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    Having qualifications in occupational health and safety I can and tell you that any weight bearing movement/ exercise that requires more than a 90 degree angle at the knee joint will cause knee and back injuries, look it up!
     
  2. Paulie walnutz

    Paulie walnutz Active Member Full Member

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    I'm not worried about power, it's getting hit what I worry about. There's very little that weighted lifts have to offer in terms of success. Over 43 years of being involved in boxing there isn't one success story involving heavy lifting and becoming a champion boxer.

    When I started out as a boxer I hired a body building trainer, it did improve my physique but it didn't improve my speed not one iota. What did happen is hurting knees which I feel when the temperature drops.

    Natural exercises like plyometrics and yoga help to develop a good range of mobility in the spine.
     
  3. Adybrrady

    Adybrrady Member Full Member

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    Paulie I have looked at the history of yoga and found that Chinese martial arts originated from yoga. Yoga will give you the flexibility of a martial artist, it takes time and discipline, but eventually you wiil gain the benefits. Boxing is a martial art, its kung fu, close fist style and the boxer should aim to achieve the same level of flexibility; if not his conditioning will be inferior to other martial arts.
     
  4. Adybrrady

    Adybrrady Member Full Member

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    I think this is this is the reason that martial artists sometimes look down their noses at western boxing, their tradtional methods do not use weights, pads, running, etc, but they often hit harder than harder than boxers and dont have stamina issues!
     
  5. Paulie walnutz

    Paulie walnutz Active Member Full Member

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    Agreed! Power is generated in and around the spine. Many years ago I had the privilege of meeting Holyfield and his back was straight. Straight backs means energy moves up the spine faster as compared to a curved spine with the energy traveling aberrantly.

    Yoga may improve muscular elasticity. The same could also be said about bands.
     
  6. Adybrrady

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    Paulie, Mayweather practises yoga as part of his training regime, as seen in one of his 24, 7 programmes, thats his secret weapon, improved biomechanics means a fighter uses less energy so therefore this incrases stamina, as well as agility and speed.
     
  7. Paulie walnutz

    Paulie walnutz Active Member Full Member

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    Plus minimal footwork say for micro adjustments.A person sided up properly should not get hit cleanly!
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  8. Adybrrady

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  9. Paulie walnutz

    Paulie walnutz Active Member Full Member

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    Last night deontay wilder fought and knocked Chris arreola. Couple of things caught my attn, Arreola fought on the inside with his chin in the center of his chest whilst wilder hit him with uppercuts. Had povetkin fought wilder it would have been much harder for wilder. Since povetkin turns the chin into the left shoulder. By turning the into the left shoulder the odds of landing the upper are cut from 100% to 50% furthermore reducing the power of the uppercut by 60% this is a mathematical axiom. Plus wilder would have to get past the left shoulder of povetkin as you say boxing is sideway sport and if one sides up correctly they won't get hit solidly this is axiomatic.
     
  10. Adybrrady

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    Look at BruceLees side on pose, this is the conditioning of a fighter the ability to fight side on, this reqiures perfect biomechanics, which reqiures an understanding of how the human body is put together, lots of studying is required.
     
  11. Brixton Bomber

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    I see this joke of a thread is still going!
     
  12. Jeremy Kyle

    Jeremy Kyle Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Don't train your upper body at all, just do heavy leg presses, You want all your weight in your legs just build massive legs and skinny upperbody, lower center of gravity so when you get hit on the chin you don't go down.
     
  13. viru§™

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    Dago still hasn't beat me up. I'm so glad he can't find me!
     
  14. Zaryu

    Zaryu Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Honestly, you're limiting yourself by not doing squats. I've always thought squats were king of all leg strengthening workouts. It's worth the investment of your time, and even money if you need to hire someone to help you out to do them correctly and slowly add weight in a safe manner. I personally find them easier to do correctly wearing vibram shoes.

    If you're set on not trying out squats I would recommend weighted step ups. Other than that I can't think of much that would help you boxing wise as far as weighted training goes.

    The other approach I would take would include sprints, running on hills/inclined treadmill drills, variety of running drills (running sideways, backwards, and even doing some crouching walking to finish it off). I've also found some Yoga positions that require balance and may provide a decent isometric workout for your legs, no idea if that'll help, but I'm just throwing out there.

    English is not my first language & I don't know the proper name of some these exercises/yoga positions.

    Hope that helps.
     
  15. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Not here for the fairy tales Full Member

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    I thought you just typed that you haven't had any fights yet, in the other thread?