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Unread 05-03-2014, 02:00 PM
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Striking sports prioritize range over power, and power over strength. Hence the reason you can't find much on weight training for striking sports is, it isn't a good idea.

An average height man is 5'10''. Boxers at that height are usually either Welterweight or Middleweight, 147 to 160 lbs. That's not very muscular, although they LOOK muscular due to low levels of body fat.

Yeah there are exceptions, but exceptions PROVE the general rule. The exceptions are striking precisely because they prove the rule.

The same height professional Kickboxer is typically Lightweight or 154 lbs.

In the 2012 Olympics, the average Lightweight (150 lbs) Taekwondo competitor was 5'10''.

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Generally speaking, strikers build power in their punches and kicks through good technique, which comes from skill drills, and cardio is more important than strength.

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Table of boxers, kickboxers, and taekwondo average heights by weight follows:

Boxer- 51 Flywt, 63.5 inches, 112 lbs
Boxer- 54 Bntmwt, 66.2 inches, 118 lbs
Boxer- 57 Fthrwt, 67 inches, 126 lbs
Boxer- 61 Lightwt, 68.2 inches, 135 lbs
Boxer- 67 Wltrwt, 69.3 inches, 147 lbs
Boxer- 73 Mddlwt, 70.4 inches, 160 lbs
Boxer- 76 Sp.Mddlwt, 72.2 inches, 168 lbs
Boxer- 79 Lt.Hvywt, 72.7 inches, 175 lbs
Boxer- 91 Crsrwt, 73.9 inches, 200 lbs
Boxer- 91+ Hvywt, 76 inches, 235 lbs
Kickboxing- 65 Fthrwt, 68.9 inches, 143 lbs
Kickboxing- 70 Lightwt, 69.4 inches, 154 lbs
Kickboxing- 77 Wltrwt, 71.4 inches, 169 lbs
Kickboxing- 85 Mddlwt, 73.5 inches, 187 lbs
Kickboxing- 95 Lt.Hvywt, 74.5 inches, 209 lbs
Kickboxing- 95+ Hvywt, 76.4 inches, 248 lbs
Taekwondo- 58 Flywt, 68.3 inches, 128 lbs
Taekwondo- 68 Lightwt, 69.7 inches, 150 lbs
Taekwondo- 80 Mddlwt, 71.6 inches, 176 lbs
Taekwondo- 80+ Hvywt, 73.5 inches, 197 lbs
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