Which muscles are most pertinent to fighting in a boxing match?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Are some muscles important in a boxing match, some say leg muscles help with power but Fury and Wilder have proved that`s not true as both have thin legs but good power, are any other muscles important? defined abdominal muscles help with punch technique in terms of fluid movement.
     
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    MrFoFody Boxing Addict Full Member

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  3. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Quads, hams, glutes, core, pecs, delts, tri's, traps, forearms, biceps, neck
     
  4. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Stamina is the key, and that begins with cardio, which translates directly to the leg muscles.
    No legs you end up like Wilder did.
     
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    heerko koois Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    heerko koois Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    :clap:
     
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  7. shza

    shza Member Full Member

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    Rear delts, lats... Every boxer (even at the lower weights) has huge lats. Lower back, core and legs are important too, as they're vital to the punching motion.

    I started aggressively training my lats & rear delts last year upon discovering this in another thread and have noticed that I hit a lot harder.
     
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    BoxingDialogue Active Member Full Member

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    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Doppleganger Southside Slugger Full Member

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    Whilst it's not an exact science I would say that having big lats is a good thing if you want to punch hard.
     
  11. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    Heart, brain.
     
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    vladik Member Full Member

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    No one is mentioning the Masseter? :duh
     
  13. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Those help you bring punches back in after they have been thrown, so are important in that aspect, but both are classic "pulling" muscles that won't affect the force of a punch. The "push" muscles in the upper body along with core and legs/hips are what generate heavy force. But yea, rear delta and last are important to boxers. I love neutral grip pull ups for late and facepulls for rear delta.
     
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    BXKevin2323 New Member Full Member

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    Have to agree with Bulldog just different order brain then heart
     
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    scrap Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Tensor Fascia Lata ,
     


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