Posted On:8/18/2006 3:01pm
Style: Hung Ga Kung Fu
"Running and bag work will not prepare your body for the rigors associated with a grueling fight. What a running program will do however, is enhance your ability to sustain more intense sparring sessions. If you take a boxer who goes to the gym every day but never runs, and match him against an evenly skilled fighter who performs his roadwork religiously, I'm willing to bet that at least 9 out of 10 times, the winner will be the boxer who has been running." from Rossboxing.com or something like that.
That's the way I feel about those that say running doesn't do **** for you.
But, I do believe that it's about interval training, though.
Last edited by nomamao; 8/18/2006 3:06pm at .
Posted On:8/18/2006 3:18pm
So basically, he's saying, if you take two guys, and have one guy do more cardio, he'll have better cardio?
You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69
Posted On:8/18/2006 3:58pm
The thing is, your body adapts to the type of stress you place on it. So you will gain cardio from running, but it will be geared toward a long, slow sort of work. What you want for fighting is to be able to endure a series of short, intense bursts of activity. So things like sprints and what have you are better conditioning for fighting than distance jogging.
The more closely you model your conditioning to the activity you will be performing, the better the results will be.
So if you take the boxers in the example above, its possible that the boxer who runs will do better than a boxer who does nothing outside of training. But, if you take a boxer that puts in his roadwork and match him or her against a boxer who does an equal amount of endurance training that more closely mimics the sort of endurance that a boxer needs in a fight, my money's one the boxer who's training is more activity specific.
Last edited by Bugeisha; 8/18/2006 4:00pm at .
Posted On:8/18/2006 5:11pm
Style: Muay Thai
which is why nobody just gets out and jogs for an hour, they alternate between sprints and a jog. sorry i thought this was a given. i think if you take the fatass who makes excuses about his training against a guy who just goes for a run every morning (or night or whatever, i fucking hate running in the mornings) the running man will win every time. you know, if you found a pair of clones or something
Do you eat breakfast?
Posted On:8/18/2006 5:17pm
Style: Kitty Pow Pow!!!
I like hearing all the reasons why I don't need to run, Alex, don't ruin it for me :(
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Posted On:8/18/2006 8:54pm
i cycled for about an hour and a half round this fair city this saturday morning. had to work off the excitement about the FUCKING HIDING that the aussies are going to get tonight in the rugby.
what did you fatasses do? (this is my motivational technique i learnt from my dad. put people down until they finally do something then berate them for not doing it properly. then get horribly shitfaced.)
Posted On:8/18/2006 9:07pm
I just ate 10 tacos in one sitting.
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Posted On:8/18/2006 9:08pm
Style: Rex Kwon Do
Concept 2 Rower...
Posted On:8/18/2006 9:15pm
10 tacos, damn dude you arent a little japanese guy in diguise?
Posted On:8/18/2006 9:17pm
It's all part of the conditioning plan. Soon, my stomach will be so massive that no bodyshots will harm me.
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