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Oscar De La Hoya... at 5 foot 10 and a half inches tall... is the first and only man to win 6 Different World Championships in 6 Different Weight Classes... breaking the record previously held by both Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard. All of these World Championships range from Super Featherweight (130lbs.) right up until Middleweight (160 lbs.) Throughout all of this time... Oscar De La Hoya looks in great shape... but how do boxers do that? When they gain or lose the weight... is is weight gained through some sort of special muscle training? Or do they just eat good that puts on a little bit of fat? I'd really like to know how it's done!
 

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I would say its the consistency of weight training. When you weight train consistently you're building muscle and depending on your diet so your body can allocate the macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fats) accordingly. Either eating alot of calories high in protein, or restricting the calories should have a direct effect on body weight and composition over the long run. Over a span of 10 years gaining 10-20 solid lbs is more than reasonable.
 

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eper3z said:
I would say its the consistency of weight training. When you weight train consistently you're building muscle and depending on your diet so your body can allocate the macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fats) accordingly. Either eating alot of calories high in protein, or restricting the calories should have a direct effect on body weight and composition over the long run. Over a span of 10 years gaining 10-20 solid lbs is more than reasonable.
So... for example... Roy Jones Jr. going from Heavyweight back down to Light Heavyweight... what was the go there??? :thumbsup:
 

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It depends how fit he is, Because he could've stopped working out and therefore his muscle mass will decrease while gaining fat. In that scenario all he'd have to do is burn fat and eat cleaner.

In another scenario, lets say he's been in top shape. He can up his cardio exercise which can also decrease muscle and fat and increase his stamina over time. Thus he is losing weight

Its all relative to the person's shape with regards to how much muscle mass that person has.

Build muscle: high protein, weight training.

Burn muscle: ~protein (not important), coupled with high cardio volume.

Build fat: high calories, no activity.

Burn fat: high cardio volume.

In order to spare muscle in cardio, you have to make sure you're not overdueing the cardio and you must supplement protein properly.
 

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Definately, but i think boxers that are consistent with their weight, like a floyd mayweather whose weight shows no flucuation between the weightin and fight, have an advantage. I think that the depletion that takes place prior to the weighin plays a substantial role in performance.
 
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