bodybuilders enjoy the attention that is bestowed upon them as a result of possessing a better-than-average physique. However, many do experience more than their fair share of trouble, as social situations involving ego and alcohol often lead smaller insecure men into starting fights with “the biggest guy in the room” to prove themselves. While it’s easy to say you will decline an invitation to fight, escape from a dangerous situation isn’t always logistically possible. For times like these, being able to use your hands can be a great thing. Many bodybuilders find themselves picking up a side hobby in boxing in order to be ready should an unfortunate incident occur.
The common practices engaged in by bodybuilders and boxers are not all that different. Proper nutrition and training are essential. Rest is important for recovery. Supplements can be very beneficial. There are some differences in the details, however. Let’s check out some essentials for success for the bodybuilder attempting to box.
TrainingAside from the standard boxing training which will be given by your instructor, weight training is quite effective for boxers who wish to be powerful in the ring.
Compound movements such as bench press, squat, clean and press, and deadlift are popular with boxers seeking to get bigger and stronger. You may need to cut back some of your isolation work in the beginning, as your arms and legs adjust to the many reps that come with the boxing training.