Can Bodybuilders fight? One question that people often wonder with amazement is can bodybuilders fight? How effective is bodybuilding for real street fighting. Of course, you would expect a bodybuilder to be good at grappling, but what about punching with knockout power? Can they box. Bodybuilders vs Skinny Guys in real fights who has the greatest knockout power in their punch? Who would Punch Harder & Faster? The question really come down to whether you can punch hard and effectively in a real fight or a boxing match.
People debate whose better in a real street fight. A bodybuilder vs Boxer? Let’s face it big guys look intimidating, but can they generate enough power to punch hard enough to hurt you? Sure, you can be strong, but does that mean you can punch harder and faster than a skinny guy?
The answer to this may partly answer the main question: Does having more body mass mean that you will be better off in a real fight? Well today we are going to look at the science and logic behind the argument that bodybuilders can fight. Can Bodybuilders Fight? Watch this video and you decide. Feel free to leave your comments below.
Real fighting requires a lot of energy both physically and psychologically. Ordinarily, you will drain very quickly, in fact more muscle mass means more of a draw on your body’s resources. But in a real fight it’s more of the case of how you use your body not what it looks like. Therefore the question relates to generation of force. How much force can you generate in a punch?
Generation of force
Punching hard and fast relies on the ability to generate a large amount of force in a short period of time. To punch hard you have to be able to accelerate your fist from 0 to 100 as fast as possible. But it’s not just the acceleration that is important it’s the weight of your fists.
Think of a heavy mass travelling at high speed, the heavy mass travelling at speed hits with more power. It does more damage. A typical bodybuilder will struggle to generate the same amount of force unless they can enhance their Kinetics Chain. At an advanced level, to punch hard and fast you need to be able to disassociate the weight of your arm from your fist. Basically, your fist is a dead weight and your arm is the action.
Think of a ball and chain.
In future videos I will be discussing the psychological importance of mental fitness training for combat, self defence and MMA. The goal is to make you mentally tough, because Psychology wins fights. In the meantime train hard, be safe.
Bodybuilders vs Skinny Guys | Who Punches Harder & Fights Better? [Can Bodybuilders Fight]
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