What exactly is the reason for not swallowing steak?

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by KrakenOak, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. KrakenOak

    KrakenOak New Member Full Member

    Jan 12, 2021
    Sorry if this is the wrong section, but one story I often see is that Rocky Marciano diet consisted of tons of vegetables and chewing, but not swallowing steak. I'm trying to get into shape, and hopefully take up boxing, so I tried this. And I have to ask what actually is the point to the steak thing? I know there must be something for a legend like Marciano to do it; but right now I'm hungry, and broccoli isn't filling,
  2. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    It was Archie Moore that did that, I'm pretty sure, and he used it to help him lose weight. I have a friend that started doing it when he fought pro in the late 60s and he still does it when he thinks he needs to lose a few pounds.
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  3. captain hook

    captain hook Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    He got all the right things from the steak, proteins, vitamins etc. and lost weight. I heard also that this might cause problems to some because your body automatically kicks in all the acids to start digestive process and if there is nothing to digest, it will digest itself
  4. KrakenOak

    KrakenOak New Member Full Member

    Jan 12, 2021
    I imagine you could avoid this by just eating vegetables to give the stomach something to digest alongside the steak juices.
  5. Likethembigroundchunky

    Likethembigroundchunky Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2019
    I doubt you'll get any real value from the food by just chewing it and spitting it out. Sure the digestion process begins with with the enzymes in your spit but the majority is done in the rest of your gut.

    It might help with slating your lust for certain food by tricking the brain into thinking you've eaten it. We used to sniff chocolate when we were cutting and feeling peckish. No science to back that up without googling it though.
  6. Willis Brown

    Willis Brown Member Full Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    Everyone is looking for that secret sauce whether it is chewing steak and spitting it out , drinking your own urine , drinking blood etc. etc. Archie Moore was a fairly decent at self promoting himself and the story I heard was he was taught the principal by an Aborigine! If Archie was around today with weigh in 36 hours before the fight he would get to super middle with powdered supplement meals.
  7. Mike_b

    Mike_b Member Full Member

    Jul 9, 2020
    I'm pretty sure it was to strengthen the jaw muscles up in order to take a better punch.
  8. captain hook

    captain hook Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    No, wood bark chewing is for better chin..
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  9. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    When you begin chewing your stomach begins releasing acids to break the food down