MMA Building muscle with a heavy bag

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  1. Karkez

    Karkez New Member

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    How much muscle if any is it possible to build by just hitting a heavy bag 4 or 5 times a week?
     
  2. DKKD

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    if you wanna build muscle read otfn and hit the weights

    nobody gets huge off just hitting the bag
     
  3. Skeletor

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    But if you want to be an effective fighter you don't need to be huge or lift weights (although it may help if you do it right).
     
  4. Karkez

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    im not trying to get huge, i was just wondering if you can build a bit of muscle and get a bit more toned by working the heavy bag
     
  5. Skeletor

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    Nope. If you want to stay in good shape you can stick to push ups, pull ups, crunches, leg raises, squats/wallsitting, etc.


    Do that at a conditioning pace and you will perform better and feel stronger. Weights are nice too though, and you don't just get huge overnight.

    Toned just has to do with bodyfat, not muscle. That is a dietary issue.
     
  6. BlackIce72

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    lol, you can lift every day for a year and not get "huge". If you want to be in good shape then run, hit the bag, and LIFT
     
  7. Bausk

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    Yeah, if you lift like a pussy and don't EAT. If you lift every day for a year and want to get bigger, you will get bigger.
     
  8. ChutUps

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    Then you probobly aren't making much progress if your lifting for a year and not getting "huge"
     
  9. BlackIce72

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    You and I have different definitions of huge then. Arnold = huge. Ronny = huge. Matt Hughes = big. GSP = big.

    I didn't say won't see progress or get bigger. You will see a shitload of both. Big time training for a year and you can get pretty big. You can't get very huge.
     
  10. TQ

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    So 170lb fighters are big? :rofl:

    :bowrofl:

    Those guys are just strong for their weight.
     
  11. BlackIce72

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    Relatively speaking. Hughes and GSP are big guys, it's tough to argue. If you saw one of them on the beach you'd think "that guy's pretty big". You wouldn't think "that guy is HUGE".

    They are strong for their weight and also just strong in general.
     
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    i wouldn't really consider gsp and hughes big, they are lean and they have some muscle but they're not "big". I consider somebody like shamrock or randleman big
     
  13. ChutUps

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    I think some of our definitions are different when describing body types, I consider hughes big, I know he cuts a shitload of weight to make weight.
     

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