What muscles do MMA fighters/Boxers work or build?
What muscles do i need to build? I know there are benefits and non-benefits. for example : building triceps helps boxers absorb body shots better and helps roll while slipping to reduce the impact of the punch. another example: building abs/core helps absorb body shots. last example: building calves helps you balance (done by manny pacquiao, the one legged cross punch). The disadvantages is that when you build muscles, you gas out quicker because you have to carry the weight on your body. Sure you look sexy, but we're fighters not bodybuilders. Also, bodybuilding makes you less flexible which is very bad for performing jiu-jitsu/wrestling I also heard building biceps and forearm muscles are bad for boxers because it messes up boxers punches, not sure if it's true though. Well can anyone help me which muscles i should tone/build? I'm a boxer and going to learn BJJ soon