Originally Posted by TKJTG
One of my favorite quotes I just made up:
"Nobody ever knocked anyone out on stage at 165 pounds"
Maybe not, but in a cage or in a ring, it happens all the time 165 is getting into the bigger weights in boxing. Sergio Martinez fights at 160 lbs (MW), and I'll bet that he could KO anyone one the forum, not matter what is weight, unless we have a top MMA or boxing contender among us, and even that is a maybe. There is an optimal amount of musculature of each person. Over a certain weight, you have diminishing returns on your power, and your speed and endurance suffer. For me, the optimal weight was actually at about 165 lbs, though I suspect that now, at 37, my optimal weight is probably closer to 170 lbs.