Is it possible to combine? Want to get into boxing again and I've been doing SS for 4 months now.
Would lifting on monday,wednesday,friday and boxing on tuesday,thursday,saturday work?
11-08-2012, 02:06 PM #1
11-09-2012, 05:56 AM #2
11-09-2012, 08:33 AM #3
Not lifting like a bodybuilder makes sense but powerlifter is fine. High reps aren't all that useful for sports. It has little carry over to the actual sport. Thats why people that run cross country and can come into wreslting and be totaly wiped out after 2 rounds. Take 2 people of the same weight but one is signifcantly stronger than the other and both learn the mechanics of a punch at the same pace then the stronger guy is gonna hit harder.
Stay on starting strength if you want but try to weight train before boxing that way you can focus on technique.
Also I have trained and competed in MMA and grappling as well as trained with boxers.
11-09-2012, 08:33 PM #4
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absolutly lift weights!!! i trained with higher reps most of the time. and with a fighters diet your not going to get so massive that it effects your range of motion or speed. a lot of people say your arms get heavy if they are to big, in later rounds of a fight.that was never a problem for me. but something you have to prepare for .
11-09-2012, 10:02 PM #5
11-10-2012, 02:04 AM #6
11-10-2012, 02:13 AM #7
11-10-2012, 06:31 AM #8
The best way to combine is doing high weight low reps, explode through the exercises and go slow on the negative, I have boxed for 10 years and have only tried adding weight sessions into it, rather than splitting up the week in body segments, do 2 days a week full body exercises dead lifts, squats etc.. Since I have I can through my jab a lot quicker and my movement has gone through the roof.
11-10-2012, 08:59 AM #9
Boxing for boxing and weightlifting for weightlifting, after knowing what you want adjust accordingly. No body gets better at basketball playing golf.
http://www.jimwendler.com/2012/02/531-and-mma/ <-- but if you want to train more boxing this right here is great!
Also to share my opinion on what everybody else has said:
- Additional conditioning should be more sport specific: to punch harder/faster/longer/better just train your punches and punching technique.
- If you want to gain strength, I mean strength, I mean pure strength, I mean pure strength like the guys in the woods with big axes and hairy chest, do strenght training, ain't no high rep nonsence gonna help you with that.
11-10-2012, 10:35 AM #10
11-12-2012, 06:31 AM #11
I was not trying to say I knew more than you especially about boxing because I am sure you do know more than me about that but stronger fighter will always have an advantage as long as his stamina and technique are up to par. I was not saying to sacrifice stamina for strength which I think is where you misunderstood me but add to your strength without sacrificing the other 2.
p.s. While we may never actually agree on this particular subject I do believe on many other things we do agree such as the other thread where I believe it was just a misunderstanding rather than just a disagreement
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