How to reconcile Boxing and gym to gain weight?

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    Apr 10, 2013 10:05 PM GMT
    Hello! I'm training for a while and often already I've got mass gain. Recently I'm starting to practice boxing to help define. However, I was told that boxing can make you lose muscle mass gained. How concilar bodybuilding and boxing? I'm doing right to keep the body weight?
    I'm Boxing practice 2 times a week and gym 3 times a week on alternate days!
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    Apr 10, 2013 10:34 PM GMT
    You're young and the hormones are probably naturally there for growth. As long as you keep your protein intake high chances are you won't loose muscle. You do have to allow some recovery time but at your age that shouldn't be a problem. My recommendation, on a work out day, drink a casein protein shake before you go to bed at night.
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    Apr 10, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
    Boxing is very intense cardio, and too much muscle mass can be a hindrance especially if you are sticking to opponents in your weight category. How important is being big? Boxers have great bodies without being big.
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    Apr 10, 2013 11:19 PM GMT
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    Blop99 saidHello! I'm training for a while and often already I've got mass gain. Recently I'm starting to practice boxing to help define. However, I was told that boxing can make you lose muscle mass gained. How concilar bodybuilding and boxing? I'm doing right to keep the body weight?
    I'm Boxing practice 2 times a week and gym 3 times a week on alternate days!


    Have you ever seen a professional heavyweight boxer? This would dispel such a notion.

    In reality, other than by disease, muscle atrophy is only caused by extreme malnutrition, extreme inactivity (i.e. long-term space flight) or extreme physical activity (i.e. the Tour de France).


    I don't want to be too big, but I don't want to lose the weight I gained gain, however boxing is a sport much cardio, so my question is how to reconcile an intense cardio exercise and gain muscle mass?


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    Apr 11, 2013 12:55 AM GMT
    2 days per week 90 min per session