I’d much rather be a skinny little runt who can open up whoop ass cans than be a heavy guy who looks the part but can’t do shit. Alas, I am doomed with mesomorph genetics where I sniff a weight rack and the kilos pack on.
Don’t worry about losing muscle, the new found mobility, springiness and ability to smoke fools should they mess with you will give you a better confidence than strutting around with a pair of 18 inch arms.[/quote]
LOL, you know, I was going to say this, but being on a bodybuilding site I didn’t want to come off as “anti-weightlifting.”
But this is really so true. If you can box, and you can fight, and you really start KNOWING that you can fight, that need to be huge that you feel kind of fades and your self-confidence skyrockets. You don’t look at big guys in a bar and get intimidated, or guys that break your balls if they’re bigger than you.
“Ah pussy, you can only squat 225, blah blah blah.”
“Yea…true… you wanna get in the ring?”
Amazingly enough, they shy away from this pretty quickly hahaha.
There’s a reason that the best fighters have that attitude that they can’t be beaten, no matter how small they are.