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Heavyweight fighters are more susceptible to knock-outs. It's why heavyweight fights sell better than lightweight fights. Fans want to see a knock-out. Heavyweights generally hit harder than lightweights, because they have more muscle and more mass behind their punches than lightweight fighters do. When they're being punched at, heavyweights are slower to ...


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If you don't have much equipment and are starting out a full body-weight workout is beneficial also. Do push-ups, handstands, body-weight squats, jumping, sit-ups, etc. A basic approach which you should do (or else you're not strong at all): 3*20 push-ups 3*20 sit-ups 3*20 squats If you can't do that, train to at least able to do that. And ...


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If you're not worried about throwing out your elbows (which is an undeniable risk here), you need to identify what weight range you think your classified under. Wrist weights generally don't come above fifteen pounds, though I'm sure there are exceptions. Dumbbells as I'm sure you know, come in a very wide range of weights, and therefor, if you need thirty ...


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First, I think your coach is wrong: weightlifting, properly done, is excellent for boxing. Second, I think your assumption that your legs are strong is wrong: running is not a particularly good way to develop leg strength compared to methods like barbell squats and deadlifts. Third, I think punching with weights in the hands or on the wrists is a bad idea ...


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Yes, it is normal to be sore after doing hard exercise. Note that sore should not be painful. If there is pain, that's not so good and could be a symptom of something serious. The soreness is due to muscles re-building after being damaged by exercise. This is a normal process of healing and building more muscle. This is why you should rest and not do the ...


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It's normal to be sore after a workout--even two or three days later, even in places you think you didn't workout--especially if you have been sedentary. The body is a unit, all the muscles are inter-related, so believe it or not you may be sore from punching, even if you did not get hit in the abdomen, and even if you did no exercises that target the ...


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Karate Pros More techniques = more options Actually addresses self-defense as a concern. May contain scenarios specifically geared toward self defense situations. Depends on school. Ask. Cons More techniques = less time spent training each technique. Tends to emphasize fitness less than boxing. This varies from school to school. Ask/Observe a ...



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