What do you guys think of weight lifting?

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    In particular, this video says to build muscles, you have to go slow. He says you won't get any results working your muscles. I was always under the impression it's better to build fast twitch muscles then to build bulk in boxing.

    What about you guys?
     
  2. captain hook

    captain hook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    its good if its properly done. i dont know much about it, ill start lifting this summer when my season is off and will see the results :)

    i dont wanna bulk myself, just get more power and strength
     
  3. oskari

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    Don't do youtube-esque body builder routines if you want functional strength. Just as you say you want to do quick, explosive movements with heavy weights (1-5 repetitions), or the same with ~60-70% 1RM for 15+ repetitions for endurance, still explosive movements... look for beginners olympic weight lifting or track and field strength routines.

    Ofc he's right, you need to finish your movements and push through if you do static strength training, but stay away from those isolation exercises, they're pretty pointless...
     
  4. Manassa

    Manassa - booted

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    Bad.

    Weight lifting is for weight lifters and sometimes shotputters. If you want to be a better boxer, do functional boxing training like the speedbag to improve your speed.
     
  5. pecho26

    pecho26 ESB Lurker Full Member

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    What scientific knowledge!!!:nut
    Yea better stay of weights and go run about 50-60 miles a week in army boots on asphalt do 1000 pushups and pull ups dailly.:yep It guarentees success!!!!
     
  6. captain hook

    captain hook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    you forgot on hitting his head against the wall for better punching resistance, chewing bark for stronger jaw and playing guitar for thicker wrists. :!:
     
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    I don't hit my head against any wall :roll:
     
  8. captain hook

    captain hook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    ok
     
  9. emallini

    emallini Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Watch how David Haye does his lifting

    Fast, explosive and heavy. Explode out with the lift and hold it there for 1 second.
     
  10. Speechless

    Speechless Well-Known Member Full Member

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    And don't forget Rock Jaw, neck and jaw strengthener to become immune to knock-outs.

    In all seriousness, I think you just answered your own question.

    Yes, to build muscles, slow contractions are better.
    Yes, developing fast twitch muscles over bulk is better for boxing.

    Did I miss something?

    To me your question is asking something like....

    This guy says cars should be driven on the road.
    But I heard that boats drive better on water.

    Those are 2 totally different things.
     
  11. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Not true.
     
  12. dealt_with

    dealt_with Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    It is true, more time under tension. You'll be building slow twitch fibres though.
     
  13. dealt_with

    dealt_with Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    You can get just as, if not more bulky building fast twitch fibres. Exhibit A: Dmitry Klokov.
     
  14. Dr. Seuss

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    Strength training is good, but you don't necessarily need weight lifting.

    You can do calesthenics, pylometrics and some explosive endurance work like tire flipping or car pushing.
     
  15. death

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    Been there, done that. IMO, there are so many more worthwhile things you can practice in this sport that would be a gabillion times better.
     


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