View Full Version : adding power to a punch

02-03-2004, 02:45 PM
how can you add some more power to your punching.

Saint Patrick
02-03-2004, 02:58 PM
practice punching.

02-03-2004, 03:36 PM
practice punching.

hit the heavy bag, a lot

02-03-2004, 03:48 PM

oh, and have good legs/hip flexors and abs
shoulder and upper back and some arm muscles

02-03-2004, 09:28 PM
Exactly. Heavy bag and speed bag work. Specificity is important here. Lifting will overall make your body stronger, but you've got little boxers who can out-punch most of the bigger guys here... comes down to practice, knowing your body, and learning how to punch properly.

02-04-2004, 02:22 PM
do you know where i can get a training routein for boxing

Bam Bam
02-04-2004, 02:56 PM
form is the key like piz says legs and hips are were your power lies

02-04-2004, 07:11 PM
i just went out and bought a 100 lb heavy bag and it is the greatest thing i ever bought. releives stress and gives you a good cardio workout

02-05-2004, 07:59 AM
Are you training under a coach?
That would help with form.....and wrap your hand properly to avoid injuries.

02-05-2004, 12:43 PM
also any rotational ab exercise will help. strong middle with proper technique leads to a strong punch.


Ozzy Osbourne
02-05-2004, 03:00 PM
Power from punching all comes from the hips.

02-05-2004, 05:08 PM
im not training under a coach. what are some excercizes that i can do the strenghten the muscles i need to strenghten

02-10-2004, 05:51 PM
punch it.

02-12-2004, 01:58 PM
im beating the hell out of the bag i love it

02-13-2004, 01:05 AM
man i want one... but then i couldnt take out my anger like :strong:

02-14-2004, 06:20 PM
man im tellin yall go out and get a heavy bag, greatest thing ever! ya heard it here

02-19-2004, 11:49 AM
I like to do it on my "days-off" working out.

I'd also suggest some type of martial arts, say Muay Thai or something.
I like to work punches, elbows, knees and certain kicks on the heavy bag.

"m not training under a coach. what are some excercizes that i can do the strenghten the muscles i need to strenghten"
Do WBB1.......you will strengthen your whole body.

"Power from punching all comes from the hips."
No it does not. There a various methods of striking.

You can push off the ground, you can use gravity to help you. You can fly in the air matrix style (advanced practitioners only! Ask Bam Bam!)
A proper heavy strike will utilise the whole body in the mechanics and a large percentage of body mass will be in the strike.
This is while I advocate a proper trainer, or at least some instructionals.
Punching with poor form will be detrimental in the long run, even though your stress will be dealt with.

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