Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
I think he means don't over extend and keep your feet planted. Alot of guys try to get alot of power in their punches and subconciously lift up their back foot due to too much extension, pushing off the back foot gives you the pop on your punches. Also it slows you down because you have to reset before you throw again. What helped me was a tip I got from an article by Jeremy Horn. Forget about power, concentrate on accuracy and speed. Just throw your hands fast at half power while mainting your technique, especially in the hips. Because most of your punching power comes from your hips not your hands. So i would focuss on throwing your hands and hips in unison at a faster rate while reducing your effort on power. The power will come naturally. It's kinda like swinging a baseball bat. As a kid my coaches always taught us to focuss on bat speed rather than swinging for the fences.