Why does AJ keep bulking up?

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  1. PistonHondai

    PistonHondai New Member Full Member

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    What the hell is AJ’s training team thinking letting him bulk up like that like he’s training for Mr Olympia instead of the world heavyweight championship?? Are they idiots? Should AJ get an entire new training team?
     
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  2. Blandman

    Blandman New Member Full Member

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    At this stage of his career, I imagine his training team is only able to make recommendations and if really imperative, strong suggestions.
     
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  3. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It's a dumb thing to do he needs stamina not more muscles. Wilder is doing the same thing apparently :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Felix Sanchez

    Felix Sanchez Active Member Full Member

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    Vanity.

    The social media age.
     
  5. chico g

    chico g Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Joshua's gonna need all the muscles he can get, to take on that huge behemoth blob Ruiz. He was still outweighed by 20lbs of blubber, and was blown away by the short fatso!
     
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  6. Ukansodoff

    Ukansodoff Deontay plz stop ducking Joshua. Thank you. Full Member

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    I dont know why he keeps bulking up. Ive known my fair share of body builders over the years and it can be an addiction to them. They are never big enough, never cut enough.|I wonder if he is insistent on being a big boy and his team are just having to work around it. He has professionals in his team and yet we can all see the pure bulk of him is not doing him any favours what so ever.

    Personally i thought the way he gassed so bad against Wlad was going to be the big wake up call for Joshua. He is without doubt too big and too bulky. His weight started to drop after that but has since sat between 245 and 250. I dont think he should be above a maximum of 240 myself.

    But at the same time you could say **** about the weight and shape of Andy Ruiz and look what he just did. So yes AJ is too big, too bulky, too muscly but he has other flaws too and those flaws will be there regardless if he dropped 10 pounds or not.
     
  7. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Just imagine how fragile he'd be without that added mass......
     
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  8. Limerickbox

    Limerickbox Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    What do you mean “keep bulking up”
    He’s been in the same weight range for the past 4 years.
    He’s weighed heavier than he did in the Ruiz fight a number of times.
     
  9. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think he needs it to boost his confidence.
     
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  10. oldcanvasback

    oldcanvasback Member Full Member

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    From memory he was lighter for the Parker fight and looked a lot less robotic b/c of that. He moved well. I think he was 235 - 238lbs.
     
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  11. MorvidusStyle

    MorvidusStyle Member Full Member

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    It's harder to flex in selfies if your muscles aren't so big. The logical conclusion is you have to make your muscles big. It's all very well keyboard warriors telling him to lose the bulk, but until they've tried to flex for selfies and advertisements, especially in soft lighting, they don't understand ****. Big muscles flex really well. You pump the iron and drink the magic shake and the muscles get big. Then you flex them.
     
  12. Benladdie3000

    Benladdie3000 New Member Full Member

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    Insecurity and inferiority complex issues
     
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  13. gerryb

    gerryb Active Member Full Member

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    The search for more power. Added muscle mass gives you a stronger frame and the ability to absorb and dish out blunt force trauma.
     
  14. rski

    rski Well-Known Member Full Member

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    the bulk really hurts him as a fighter, it doesn't make much sense. It suggests he is more concerned about his image than about being a fighter, in which case he only has himself to blame when faster slicker boxers take him out with ease. his conditioning will only get worse when he ages as well.
     
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