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Shadow boxing w/ 4 lb weights?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by ImTechn9que, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. ImTechn9que

    ImTechn9que Blue Belt

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    is this ok to use for a round or so of shadow boxing or will this put too much stress on your joints or anything like that?
     
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    I haven't tried it personally because there has been a lot of talk that it can really screw up your elbows and shoulders shadow boxing with that kind of weight. Thats a lot of weight snapping around putting a lot of stress on the joints. I'm already an old fart and don't need to pick any more dings than I already have to deal with.
     
  3. ImTechn9que

    ImTechn9que Blue Belt

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    yeah i've only done it a couple of times only for a round each, afterwards my hands feel weightless while shadowboxing
     
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    i suggest u shouldnt, as u r getting use to slowing down ur punches cuz of the weight
     
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    I think its a bad idea. It puts a little to much stress on your joints if you ask me and probably will slow you down in two ways.
    1: You are getting use to punching slower
    2: You are building Slow twitch more then fast twitch muscle fiber which slows you down.

    Read this thread
    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=317898
     
  6. ImTechn9que

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    thanks, at first i figured it was helping alot because it has the exact same affect as using a donut on your bat in baseball, because afterwards my hands felt so light and it felt like i was getting alot faster, i never really considered the stress it would be putting on my joints or anything else
     
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    Marvin Covar Amateur Fighter

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    different strokes for different folks. if it works for you then why not?
     
  8. RandomXMAN

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    Shadow Boxing W/ weight does nothing for you. Think about weight lifting you lift in weights and set if you just do whatever nothing happens. Same concept.
     

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