people are telling me not to run much whilst bodybuilding because it kills gains. why are boxers so muscular and ripped then? as well as being functional they have a better physique than 90% of the dudes i see in the gym.
i know they do mad hiit but these dudes are running 8 miles a day average.
They do sports for a living so imo It's a bad idea to refer to them.
Also they probably are on some kind of gear so again.
I might be wrong but anyways, cardio has always be a good thing for my gains and me.
Just quit drinking and stop worrying about this cardio thing
Also, Timothy Bradley is one of the few boxers who have a BB-worthy physique, most of them are skinny as hell from trying to cut weight.
Definitely love boxing on my off-days as well, but for me it's damn near impossible to do both at a high level. I can either put all my focus on the gym or boxing, not both at the same time. (college, parttime job and social life stand in the way).
I work out 4 days a week + 1 or 2 days of boxing.
>they have a better physique than 90% of the dudes i see in the gym.
Because they're pros.
Your average gymbro looks better than your average boxerbro, just like Zyzz looks better than [insert pro boxer here]
Even high level swimmers looks better than your 'average' gymbro, but their physique is achievable in <1 year by lifting. Pic related
the running thing is up for grabs. A lot of times its used by boxers to lose those extra few pounds. Most of them are ripped from all the actual boxing and jump roping to burn body fat. Running long distance is a low impact way for them to keep the weight down, thats why most wear sweatsuits while they run to also shed water weight.
1. "Cardio kills gains" is just a /fit/ meme. Cardio has been proven to IMPROVE muscle development, unless of course you are a marathon runner
2. Boxers take PED's just like the top athletes in every other sport do, this allows them to maintain high levels of fitness without losing strength
AJ is bigger than everyone in this thread, scrap that, everyone on this board.