Why VersusFit Bodyweight Suspension Training

20130727_231915Professional Boxing Welterweight Champion, Jesus Soto-Karass with Darrel Clouse / VersusFit, just after knocking out Andre Berto in the 12th round on Showtime Championship Boxing.

Bigger + stronger = better? No, this is NOT always true. In fact, with the exception of weightlifting contests or bodybuilding pageants, bigger and stronger can be a hindrance. Yes, it is so. For performance fitness, or “readiness for performance based competition”, there is definitely a law of diminishing returns that, more often than not, comes into play. For example professional boxing, the champ boxer pictured above, Jesus Soto – Karass, is not as muscular as his opponent, Andre Berto. Berto looked very impressive; muscular and well defined. Jesus Soto – Karass, lean, not overly muscular, but very athletically built. Well into the fight, it became obvious which fighter had spent more time in the weight room versus being in a boxing ring. Berto is good; very, very good….however he came into this fight looking great, almost like a bodybuilder. Too much muscle. Berto became “gassed”, his boxing mechanics became flawed subject to muscle suffering from muscle fatigue. Soto – Karass did not get so fatigued that his punch execution became flawed, he saw to it that he was at a proper weight and fit. Soto – Karass was thus able to keep consistent attack on his opponent, Andre Berto, and ultimately won by a knockout in the 12th round.

These two boxers standing in the middle of the boxing ring, next to each other, anyone can tell who lifts a lot of weights; Berto. Additional muscle mass can, and usually is, very taxing on the cardiovascular system. Our bodies are not able to “fuel” or even provide enough oxygen to these vital muscles during a boxing match, a football game, tennis, or most any sport excluding weightlifting or bodybuilding. This is a very real factor even that professionals must deal with. Performance enhancing drugs? Those are shortcuts that will not necessarily make a good featherweight an even better welterweight, or even a professional football lineman better. What good are learned skills in ANY sport if you can’t complete the contest? You and I see this happen often in pro sports whether it is late in the fourth quarter of a tough football game (oxygen?) or in the the later rounds of a tough boxing fight. VersusFit Supercharged Bodyweight Training will give you just the proper physique that you need for performance, general fitness, and life. Bodyweight training is also far less likely to cause injury, or aggravate injury suffered in the ring, on the field, or at a church softball game.  Versusfit Bodyweight Training is even good therapy for healing, improving balance, coordination, and stability. It works for me and many, many others including professional boxers, pro football players, Special Forces, and SPECIAL Moms & Dads who wish to remain active and in good health for so many family members who love them so much. Thanks.         http://www.versusfit.com

Author: darrelclouse

Strength, performance, and endurance conditioning has been a major component of my life since I was a teenager. I have participated in many sporting events and contests during the past 40 years to measure my mental and physical fitness capabilities. I enjoy sharing what I have learned from my experience and studies. During these four decades of performance conditioning, I have been very fortunate to have trained with Olympic athletes, amateur and professional world champions; I have learned a great deal of reality based "gimmick free" fitness and conditioning lessons. I certainly don't know it all, however, I have learned over the years that some of the best training methods are actually just "a couple of steps BACK from the cutting edge." I have trained and competed in powerlifting, half Ironman distance triathlons, roadracing on a cycling team, and boxing. My dad is an 80 year old athlete who played basketball for the University of Florida Gators and has been in the greatest physical / cognitive challenge of a lifetime battling the effects of Parkinson's Disease. I assist my dad, his physicians, and dad's therapists in his great fight. I believe we all take so much of our inherent skill sets for granted until those skill sets are snatched away from us resultant from disease or accident. I hope and believe this VersusFit forum, or blog, will serve all of us as a place where we can candidly share ideas, opinions, and assistance to each to enhance daily living and championship contests.

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