The Power to Fight

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What has made our gym very popular in the small boxing community is that we’re known as the real-life Rocky gym, but we’re also known for freakish results in strength and conditioning,” said Rossi, whose boxers are often lifting three times their body weight. “Gerald “Lil’Bomb” Javier, weighs 118 pounds and can squat 450 pounds. This is unheard of in the boxing world.

— The Yess Boxing & Barbell Club Announces Three Boxers Going Pro by Marketwired*

The Science: MAXIMUM STRENGTH: THE FOUNDATION OF EXTERNAL FORCE PRODUCTION

Yess is doing it right. Any intelligent coach knows that a stronger, more powerful fighter is better fighter. The movements of Powerlifting (Bench, Squat, Deadlift) are the most efficient strength exercises from the standpoint of physics and biomechanics; which are the two external sciences which have the most governance over our physical movements. The power versions of the Weightlifting movements (Power Snatch, Power Clean, Jerk) are the most effective for power development.

Power is the quantifiable most important for hard, quick, and effective punches. Strength is the foundation of power. An athletes power potential is a percentage of his base max strength potential. A surplus of strength is what secures power endurance in the later rounds of a fight. Strength is also the ability on display in the clinch.

It is clear: no matter how talented a fighter is, if he gets stronger he gets better.

*For quoted article, visit: Yahoo Sports

 

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