Why does lifting weights do nothing for a fighter?

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  1. gerryb

    gerryb Member Full Member

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    i went to jail for a short time in 2016,before i went in i was a competitive powerlifter in the IPF with a 220 squat and a 140 bench.I was in a wing with a gang whom i made friends with and we would train.I paired up with a young tongan guy who had never weight trained ever,and we would use the prison issued jandals as mitts. Despite this guy never lifting a weight in his life,he hit with concussive power,it took all my strength to hold his punches. Some people are just born to punch.
     
  2. gerryb

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    Ive scouted the net ,Furys 250 deadlift was done with straps and it looked like he was rackpulling. Much easier than pulling a dead after you are drained from doing the squat and bench first. In terms of static strength you are right,its not that impressive,however theres no fricken way id get in the ring with Fury,he would take my head off. I agree with you,putting too much time into growing your static strength will have a downside,you need to have a balanced approach.
     
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    You just need to look at the example of Pudzianowski who was/is an exceptionally strong man. You would think just based on sheer strength alone he would of cut a swathe thru any sport he chose to compete in. He was fighting guys who would of struggled to lift half of what he could in the gym.
     
  4. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    ****ing hell. I see the extreme ******ation is still strong on this forum.
     
  5. jimmyonebomb

    jimmyonebomb Member Full Member

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    As a novice amateur with a job, kids limited time etc i didnt personally like to use the precious time i had to do weights or specific strength training session. One trainer got me to do it for a bit of extra power, but i found i had to substitute either road work or boxing session to do it. Another trainer improved my power by just getting me to sit down a little and punch more correctly.

    If your a pro though or have all the time in the world maybe its beneficial
     

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