- Jun 4, 2013
God you’re stupid. What does tendon strengthening have to do with central and peripheral cardiovascular fitness?Funny, above you claimed : "they do it to lose weight. For boxing fitness it’s close to pointless".
Everything you do has a physiological adaptation, an isometric press against a wall changes things in your body. Of course running does a lot of things, but it doesn’t improve boxing fitness.
When you do a specific movement that strengthens the neural connection to make it more mechanically efficient, and blood is shuffled to those working muscles to improve metabolic efficiency.
Cyclists don’t focus on running to get fit for cycling. It’s an absurd old school notion that running = fitness, without any sporting context.
Even running like that for a field team sport is obsolete, now runnng is designed to replicate match day bioenergetic demands. Yet boxers/boxing trainers still think they’re getting boxing fitness from going for a 10 mile jog? Incredibly dumb, doesn’t make any sense on any level of analysis (other than the justification, a champ from the 60s did it and became champ. Never mind that all his opponents were giving themselves that same disadvantage to level the playing field). Listen, believe in roadwork and do it if you like, you’re free to waste your time.