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Boxing versus football - Who Will Win - Who is Stronger?
Lots of teenagers like to argue about who would win in a fight - this fighter or that fighter?
When I was a teenager, I remember an argument with my friend over who's tougher - a boxer or football player. Now I liked boxing, and he liked football, so naturally we went back and forth supporting our own sides of the matter without knowing a thing about what we were talking about.
So who's actually tougher? It depends. A team of professional boxers on a football field will lose against even college football athletes. Their training is simply too different. A large heavy-weight NFLer will lose against a light weight boxer in the ring. A boxer might make use of push ups in his training, especially fast ones that send him flying upwards off the floor. A footballer is going to benefit more from incline bench presses, since thats the approximate angle he'll be slamming into his opponent on the field, so thats where he'll need his ROM strength. Both train for different things, so each one is stronger at something different.
However, both still train correctly!! There are LOTS of different ways to train!! But there are underlying principles that guide all training, and following these is what determines how successful your brand of training will be.
Someone likes to go around saying I do not listen to anyone else's training methods, and that I believe mine are the only right way. Nothing is more untrue. Its obvious that a marathon runner will not train the same as a gymnast, or a gymnast the same way as a golfer. Each has their own style of training based on their needs. What I disagree with is the dark ages mentality that science cant understand how muscles grow and develop, equating weight training to some type of sorcery that only a select few understand, who work with the dark arts and possess arcane knowledge.