Fitness | Training | Mar 03 2016

Three ways to gain muscle and speed

Boxing Science's Danny Wilson looks at three different strength and conditioning methods to help boxers gain muscle and speed when moving up weight categories
Amir Khan
Canelo-Alvarez-on-Amir-Khan  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

The start of 2016 has seen somewhat of a trend for boxers adding body mass and moving up weight categories. The more notable examples start with Amir Khan stepping up to 155 lbs fight Canelo AlvarezDavid Haye making his comeback one stone heavier and Carl Frampton considering a move up to featherweight to face Leo Santa Cruz.

Does adding muscle slows you down?

In traditional boxing training philosophies, adding muscle mass to a boxer will slow them down – in which strength and conditioning coaches have argued against during it’s rise in popularity.

 

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