View Full Version : Boxing for for adding size to lats?

09-23-2006, 02:55 PM
This probably sounds like an ignorant question, but boxers seem to always have great lats. Would using a heavy punching bag help with this? I am not talking about doing it for the cardio, but to improve lat development.

09-23-2006, 03:00 PM
Most people at 10%-4% bodyfat have noticeable lats.

It has nothing to do with boxing.

09-23-2006, 03:04 PM
Marathon runners have low bodyfat.

09-23-2006, 03:11 PM
No, but doing pullups and chinups will.

09-23-2006, 03:26 PM
when you perform a proper hook and uppercut, you will find that the lat comes into play a lot. But pullups are a great way to develope lats I hear. I'm still in development of real lats, so I don't have much to say.

09-23-2006, 03:39 PM
No, but doing pullups and chinups will.
:withstupi While boxing is great for many other things not the best if you want to build big thick lats

09-23-2006, 03:39 PM
I've noticed this before as well, about boxers.

I think it's the ready position they maintain. It flares the lats out.

09-23-2006, 04:36 PM
Regular punch bag workouts help build upper body strength, especially in the arms and shoulders.Its also good for the lats.Combined with a good running routine, you can really get a good all round workout and improve your fitness to a very high standard

09-24-2006, 02:57 AM
Most boxing gyms incorporate chin ups and pull ups into their training routine. At < 10% bodyfat and the fighting stance that they take it really makes the lats look impressive.

Rows in the gym though will build you bigger lats.

09-24-2006, 04:46 AM
It's funny, I have never noticed that! I never thought they had great lats! I noticed some of them are very muscular overall, especially the heavyweights, but I was always impressed by their shoulder, arm and chest development more than lat development! You want huge lats? Think Dorian, think heavy bent over rows...;)
Good luck...;)

09-24-2006, 04:50 AM
I think of Franco Columbu when I think of lats ~>


Clifford Gillmore
09-24-2006, 07:38 AM
You need a verticle movement, and a horizontal movement. That is all.

09-24-2006, 05:46 PM
Boxers often use chin-ups in their training. They use push-ups and sit-ups as well.

09-24-2006, 06:00 PM
Hey I have a book on that Franco Columbu guy, its was my dads from a long time ago. Some outdated information in there let me tell you.

09-24-2006, 09:54 PM
still worked for him though lol

09-25-2006, 04:36 AM
Franco is awesome! One of my all time favorite bodybuilders!