Tiger Ted Lowry: The Knowledge The Man Had.
These are my thoughts on Mike Silver’s interviews with Ted Lowry and how they changed my thinking on Boxing.
2. When I was young I used to read about and watch Boxers training up in high elevation running miles up hill on top of mountains to develop stamina and endurance.
3. When you train at a high elevation it cause your white blood cells to double to help bring oxygen into your body. The idea is training up their well give your bloodline more oxygen and make your lungs work better.
4. It’s very common practice today in Boxing and M.M.A. you see all the greats working up in the mountains running up hundreds of steps to develop better stamina and endurance.
5. The interview Mike Silver had with Ted Lowry for his first book: “The Arc of Boxing: The Rise and Decline of the Sweet Science (2008/2014)” changed my ideology on Boxers training up in the mountains.
6. Mike Silver’s new book: “The Night The Referee Fought Back (2020)” shows rest of the interview and more of Lowry’s knowledge of Boxing.
7. Ted Lowry’s views are you never run up hill or at an incline because it puts too much stress on the heart. His observation changed my view. I’ve seen many Boxers and M.M.A. Stars lose their careers because of that.
8. Their bodies broke down at a young age because they were over training and putting too much stress on their physical frames and organs.
9. Running up hill or at a steep incline does put a lot of unnecessary strain on the heart weakening it and aging the Boxer too quickly. I’ve always been wary of over training but Lowry put it into perspective.
10. Today’s Trainers and Boxers would disagree with Lowry but he makes a hell of a lot of sense. Boxers and M.M.A. Fighters are getting too beat up from over training ruining their heart and joints.
11. Lowry also had a smart way of running. The modern day thinking is to sprint short distances which they say is better then the long running the Boxers use to take.
12. Lowry talks about running the way you fight, at different speeds. You start off jogging, then sprinting, then jogging, and running into sprinting back into jogging and so on.
13. The pace of a fight changes so to prepare the body for that you have to run at different paces to develop the body and the mind to deal with the emotional toughness of a tough skilled bout.
14. Just reading Mike Silver’s interview with Ted Lowry changed my way of thinking. I was of the idea that long distance running isn’t effective but Lowry corrected my ignorance with intelligent perspective that is lost today.
15. I was always dubious about running up in the mountains to get more white blood cells so your body can have more oxygen pumped into the heart and lungs. Lowry’s confirmed that in a way that I couldn’t explain before.
16. The knowledge that those old time Boxers had is something you can’t replace. Those interviews Silver did with Lowry are priceless and make you smarter about the sport of Boxing.
17. It made me understand things better, made me learn things I didn’t know, or how to express or speak about things I could see but lacked the words to say. Ted Lowry’s knowledge was deep and sadly it’s no longer with us anymore.

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