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Found 29th Sep 2009
can anyone help me, i go boxing 2-3 times a week which i have been doing now for some year and 9 months , training is starting to get rather intense and whilst on pad work i can hit fast and hard but my shoulders and arms get really heavy after only a min or so, i know it doesnt help being a smoker but besides that i take my protien supps and some creatine caps plus the lucozade drink before every session , has anyone any idea why this may be happening , any suggestions would be great
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why not do some weight training to build the muscles in your upper arm up.....if its just your arms getting tired and not actually you getting tired then I guess it means you need more strength in the arms? :?
run forest
Boxing =aerobic = oxygen into muscles
Oxygen carried by haemoglobin :-D
Smoking = carbon monoxide into blood :-(
Carbon monoxide carried by haemoglobin :evil:
No space left for carrying oxygen :shock:
Muscles short of oxygen = short of energy
1 Quit smoking - keep boxing
2 Keep smoking - take up flower arranging

Hope this helps.
Are you exhaling when you strike the pads, or holding your breath throughout?

Try the former, not the latter.

Also, you need to take into account Aerobic vs Anaerobic exercise.

The following text was a result of research I undertook for my martial arts (kickboxing & tae kwon do) training...
The two types of exercise differ by the duration and intensity of muscular contractions involved, as well as by how energy is generated within the muscle(s) used.

Aerobic [meaning "with oxygen"] exercise is low to moderate intensity, undertaken for extended durations, requiring oxygen (from the blood supply) to generate energy for the muscles used. Aerobic exercise is centred around endurance activities, such as walking, marathon running, swimming, or long-distance cycling.

Anaerobic ["without oxygen"] exercise comprises brief exertion, high-intensity, strength-based activities (such as sprinting, jumping, or weight training), and refers to the energy exchange in living tissue (molecular level respiration) that is independent of oxygen.

ATP (Adenosine TriPhosphate] is the body's energy source, stored in a limited supply in a muscle cell, & required for muscle contraction.

When the available ATP has been exhausted (usually after 20-30 seconds of activity), the muscle cells must produce more in order to continue working.

For aerobic exercise this is primarily from fat (fatty acids) & carbohydrate (glucose), producing by-products of water, carbon dioxide, and minimal lactic acid.

The carbon dioxide released causes the heart rate to increase, resulting in increased blood flow supplying the muscle cells with more oxygen.

For anaerobic exercise, ATP production relies heavily on carbohydrates (glucose), & results in by-products of heat, hydrogen ions, & large amounts of lactic acid.

The lactate released together with proteins (amino acids) are converted in the liver to glucose, that is then used as an energy source for the muscle cells to sustain the activity.

After exercising, low intensity stretching of the muscles (that ensures a rapid & continuous supply of oxygen in the blood supply to the tissues) will dissipate any remaining lactate accumulated during exercise. With a greater intake of oxygen (through breathing techniques) the liver can then increase the rate at which it clears the lactate from the body, resynthesizing it to form glucose to store for future activity.

Hope this helps (too).


Try lifting lighter boxes of pads first then move onto bigger and heavier boxes of pads this should help :thumbsup:
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