9/14/2005 7:49pm, #51
Originally Posted by lawdog
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I can't say I agree with "high reps" for endurance. When I'm hitting a heavy bag, my arms don't get tired, my respiratory system and lungs do. Weight strength can carry over to the heavy bag, but it takes time to integrate it. You need to transfer that power from your legs, through your hips, then through your core, then shoulders, triceps, etc. But I'm sure you already know about that. It just takes practice to put that strength to use.
I have noticed a decrease in speed on the speed bag, actually. But, if I keep doing it, my speed improves back to where it was. It's all a matter of keep doing what you're doing.
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9/14/2005 8:01pm, #52Originally Posted by Apostol
9/14/2005 8:10pm, #53Originally Posted by Apostol
You'll probably disagree with that, and that's fine, but I don't feel like arguing about it. I think it's been argued to death around here.
I do agree with your point about practicing though while lifting. I disagree that lifting TYPICALLY results in an increase in punching power, although I know that for some it does, however I do agree with you that if you're going to lift you must do lots of bag and pad work, as well as spar simultaneously, otherwise you're really going to be fucked. If you were to take 6 months off to lift hard then try to go back to boxing, you'd feel like you were learning to punch all over again.
9/14/2005 9:03pm, #54
From my own views:
I went up a weight class when I was boxing and added more weight. Adding weight sometimes needs you to make adjustments in your fighting style. I started off as a "dancer", the kind of guy who jabs and darts around, looking to wear down his opponent then go in for the kill. Gaining weight though, I saw more power but my hand speed dropped a little bit. Not too much, but enough that I wasn't as decent doing the dance routine as I was before. That's when I became more of an infighter, which I found I like a lot more anyways. So yeah, it benefited me, but it's something to think long and hard about.
Also, the more weight you gain, the guys you'll be fighting will be just as heavy and can hit a lot harder. The old boxer's adage: "A light-heavyweight's punches hit like a heavyweight's jabs."SON OF ODIN
My Punching with Power article
9/14/2005 9:19pm, #55Originally Posted by Koto_Ryu
9/16/2005 5:57am, #56Originally Posted by lawdog
9/16/2005 9:54am, #57
Get hold of some Ensure. It's LOVERLY (only the vanilla flavour, but). Will help you gain weight FAST.
As for the height, I actually vary by as much as about 2.5in myself, depending, but then I have a medical condition. You CAN get your legs broken at the physes, pulled apart, have a steel rod inserted and then the bone regrows, but do you WANT to? It could be you are still growing.
You mentioned you have OCD? A good visit to a specialist should sort you out. My twin brother had it and they fixed him up with meds and counselling.
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9/16/2005 2:20pm, #58
If you want to gain, you have to COMMIT to gaining...no backing off the minute your abs aren't tearing their way out of your skin. To that effect, read all 5 of these articles by Dr. John Berardi, who has made a science out of gaining lean muscle mass. Your diet needs to be cleaned up, and majorly increased, even if you don't feel like eating. Ditch the fried chicken, fried beef, rice, etc. and add lean meats, fish like tuna and salmon, and low-GI carbs such as brown rice, whole wheat bread, and sweet potatoes. Your fats should be unsaturated and come from unprocessed sources like nuts and olive oils. Gaining LEAN muscle is a difficult proposition, and you can't half-ass it.
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9/16/2005 8:04pm, #59
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9/17/2005 12:14pm, #60
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Don't forget to eat your veggies! A few chopped green onions for a day is not going to cut it.
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