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I want to drop a weight class and to do that id have to lose about 9 or 10 pounds anyone have any advice on how to do this while still gaining muscle mass
 

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I want to drop a weight class and to do that id have to lose about 9 or 10 pounds anyone have any advice on how to do this while still gaining muscle mass.
If you have need to lose weight? It appears to me your focused on the wrong thing. It would seem to me that you would be wanting to focus on that which will promote a slender, lean and muscular body. If that's what you interested in? I can suggest some things that will help you to have a boxers body (or what should be a boxers body) that's all muscle and bone.

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well mainly what i want is to increase the power behind my punches but still move down a weight class
 

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well mainly what i want is to increase the power behind my punches but still move down a weight class.
Assuming your interest is in amatuer boxing.

Its not uncommon for guys when they first take up boxing to be focused on power and speed.

Power and speed are tools. And power and speed are good.

But the thing to be more focused on is learning how to box because that's what is more going to enable you to win fights.

Like many other sports, boxing isn't all able power or brute strength, but skill.

If you have just taken up boxing, or have not been boxing for very long and your just starting to learn the thing you more need to be focused on is how to box. For that's what will enable you to be successful in boxing. It's knowing how to box.

As for punching power?

I've known smaller guys, in some cases to be stronger for example, and who were able to hit harder than guys bigger than they are.

Usually, that's not the case, but that can be true some times.

You want to hit harder right?

First off you need to know what generates punching power!

Will having big bulging muscles enable you to have more punching power?

No, not usually, but it would make you stronger. But not nescessarily to punch harder.

Will lifting weights cause you to have more punching power?

No, not really. But it it could make you stronger.

So what then is it then that does generate punching power?

This is what generates punching power:

It's leverage, timing and speed.

That's what generates punching power.

Rocky Marciano, for example, was known for his awesome punching power.

Many consider Marciano as being one of the greatest punchers of all time, if not the greatest of all time.

And he was a small man for a heavyweight yet he could really hit hard, and he was a knockout artist. He won very near all his fights by knocking his opponents out no matter how big they were.

Did he have big huge bulging muscles?

Did he lift weights?

No, he did not! He had muscle but not big huge muscles like bodybuilders or weight lifters or any thing like that.

If fact, his arms (biceps) in his prime measured 14 inches, and his arms were even a little smaller than mine. I have bigger arms (not talking about longer arms) than Rocky had. But I seriously doubt I have as hard a punch as he had, not even close could I hit as hard as Rocky Marciano could.

I hope you are understanding what I'm trying to get you to see and to understand about punching power.

Once you know what generates punching power, you then begin to see how you need to train to increase your punching power.

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thanks for the advice JCC
I hope you found it helpful in some way.

It was all start coming togather for you in time.

I can see your teachable with a good trainer you'll will do well.

Let me give you an example of another great!

Go learn about Sugar Ray Robinson and how he trained.

Many experts near all seen to agree he was pound-per-pound the greatest fighter of all-time.

Sugar Ray has a slender, lean and muscular body.

He was six feet tall and all muscle and bone and usually weighted in 150-160 pounds.

Sugar Ray could box. He could punch. He had great defense as well as other amazing skills. He could even knock you out going backwards.

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I want to drop a weight class and to do that id have to lose about 9 or 10 pounds anyone have any advice on how to do this while still gaining muscle mass
to address your question. dropping weight and doing so healthy will depend on your diet and exercise program.

I don't know how slender or how meat you have on you, a meatier person could drop 10 lbs quickly with little to adverse affects where as someone who is already super fit may struggle with it and do harm.
 

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Ideally, I'd say that a person should maintain a natural weight. That is, whatever is a more natural weight for them.

A weight in which they over all feel better.

By that I mean a weight in which they would have the most energy.

If your over your natural weight or much over your weight?

You aren't likely going to have as much energy. Nor, to be able to perform as well as you would at your natural weight.

If your under or much under your natural weight you aren't likely to be able to perform as well either and will also be weaker. That is, to have less energy.

Checking out some height and weight charts on the Net may be helpful to you to find your natural body weight according to your frame, if it be large, medium or if your a small boned person.

There are weight charts on the Net that will help you to be able to determine if you are a large, medium or small boned.

The weight you want to maintain is that which is more healthy for you to maintain in which you have the most strength and energy.

If someone in much over their natural weight for their size frame they are going to be usually be fat or too fat. And that will cause them to not have as much strength in terms of energy and stamina. That can make for your performance to be poor in boxing. But also being much under your natural body weight can make your performance poor too.

My advice would be to find your natural body weight and maintain a weight that would be over all better for you.

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This may sound stupid but I am thinking of "HYPNOTISM" to lose weight... stop eating junk food and stop drinking!

DON'T WORRY... I don't smoke or drink... that's really, really, really stupid!
 
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