2. Deadlift
ISOKINETIC testing shows that for pretty much each and every one us the hamstrings could be stronger. Boxers are no different and historically performing exercises such as stair-climbing and long-distance running, which focus more on development of the quads, often leaves the hamstrings neglected. Aside from anything else, this is an enormous injury risk. But more relevant to this article, developing your hamstrings increases elastic hamstring length, as well as improving eccentric deceleration – both of which are shown to increase power. Lastly the deadlift movement teaches the body to ‘hang’, which is the first phase of Olympic lifting.

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