"What we will be calling on is blunt force trauma … Let’s start building some hurting bombs …"
Rocky’s trainer (Apollo Creed’s old trainer) basically tells him: You’re too slow. You can’t spar. All we’ve got is to build power and to build strength. Let’s take a look at how they do that.
What they don’t do is bodybuild. No machines. No isolation movements like bicep curls or tricep kickbacks. No leg curls, no leg extensions. None of that "just for show" bodybuilding crap.
If you’re a fighter, or if you just want to get into "fighting shape", you absolutely have to check into full body lifts like the clean and jerk and the snatch. Doesn’t matter if you use kettlebells or barbells (Rocky uses both) or even dumbbells and sandbags. You’ve got to checkin into strongman style conditioning. It’s all about learning to use your whole body as a unit. Learning to use every muscle in your body to generate strength and power in coordination. One resource I definately recommend for learning how to put it all together is Undergroung Strength Coach.
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