Pushing iron mindlessly “to get stronger” is a mistake.
Your goals should be specific.
oh gosh you’re right! lifting weights ‘to get stronger’ is most definatly a mistake!
did i just read that correctly? on a BODYBUILDING website? good jesus.
And: the exercises you suggested shouldn’t be recommended to someone training martial artist at the same time.
While some handle weighted dips very well, recommending them to most guys who’d box 3-4 times a week equals intentional deltoid murder.
This goes for all complemental training (raodwork, conditioning, strength, mobility etc) - the chance of injury shouldn’t rise too much. Compounding injuries should be avoided.
For this reason, problematic movements like weighted dips, upright rows, behind the neck work should be ditched. Power movements, where you use body language to increase poundage (eg push press)are out, too. Just like sloppy technique and egolifts like BPress with a deadlifting spotter.
i don’t get the big deal with you guys. i do MA 2-3 times a week, including full speed rolling around and sparring. i also lift. heavy. you know, so i can get stronger and shit.
you guys sit back and wail and wail about how you’ll get injured lifting and doing MA. i call bullshit.
granted, if you’re boxing 5 days a week, i may understand. however i’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest the OP is fairly novice in his training.
in that case, if it doesn’t hurt him, why CAN’T he do the lifts i suggest while boxing as well.
sheesh, it’s like you guys are afraid to get bigger and stronger.