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Old 08-10-2007, 12:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Momentum... sure I can bench 300lbs and curl 70lbs with each arm... but i'd say 40% of my power comes from my turning into my punches at the hip and the angles I punch from.
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Well, according to the muay thai style, all the power from your attacks come from your hips.
Yes but also your shoulders, arms, lats and legs but the twist of the hips is a huge part of the power.
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Your "vlats"? What?! You mean Latissimus Dorsi? Or something else? Cause I don't see how that'd effect punching power?

Ok get a 55lb(or more) dumbell and a flat bench, set one knee and one hand on the bench. set the weight on the floor next to the bench, grab the weight and pull it to your hip. You can feel it right away in your Latissimus Dorsi (i didnt mean to put that V in there but its aka lats) When your twisting your hips and launching out your arm, that muscle makes a large difference. Im no exercise physiologist but it seems to make a dramatic difference to me... mainly on uppercuts and hooks.
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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punching is simply leverage
try punching using just your arms. not super powerful.
rotating your hips and pushing with your legs is going to create more power. the rotation of your hips accelerates your hands and pushing with your legs gives the power to go through your target.
its all leverage
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:28 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Ok get a 55lb(or more) dumbell and a flat bench, set one knee and one hand on the bench. set the weight on the floor next to the bench, grab the weight and pull it to your hip. You can feel it right away in your Latissimus Dorsi (i didnt mean to put that V in there but its aka lats) When your twisting your hips and launching out your arm, that muscle makes a large difference. Im no exercise physiologist but it seems to make a dramatic difference to me... mainly on uppercuts and hooks.
Ah alright, I'll do that today, my lats need some work anyway
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Excellent video, good old boxing, punching comes from the feet,legs and hips all working together.
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:36 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Ok get a 55lb(or more) dumbell and a flat bench, set one knee and one hand on the bench. set the weight on the floor next to the bench, grab the weight and pull it to your hip. You can feel it right away in your Latissimus Dorsi (i didnt mean to put that V in there but its aka lats) When your twisting your hips and launching out your arm, that muscle makes a large difference. Im no exercise physiologist but it seems to make a dramatic difference to me... mainly on uppercuts and hooks.
i won't disagree because you're getting results from it but it's my understanding that your lats are for pulling, not pushing. no matter how strong they are, arm punchers don't generally generate a lot of power. as mentioned several times above, rotating the hips is a pinacle part of delivering a truly powerful punch (along with a good base, technique, and practice).

just my 2 cents
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i won't disagree because you're getting results from it but it's my understanding that your lats are for pulling, not pushing. no matter how strong they are, arm punchers don't generally generate a lot of power. as mentioned several times above, rotating the hips is a pinacle part of delivering a truly powerful punch (along with a good base, technique, and practice).

just my 2 cents
You're right sir. Back = pulling muscle. Lats = biggest muscle in your back.
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That was interesting video, but they might as well have skipped the demonstration of four martial arts. Using four different people, who vary considerably in size and fitness, is not going to give accurate results of which gives the best power. they should of just gone straight to the explanation of transfer of kinetic energy.
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Not just your hips, your entire body, starting at the feet(heel is raised and your foot continues twisting).
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