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Old 05-28-2009, 04:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Make sure all the weights/exercises you do are geared towards explosiveness and don't spend too much time on heavy weights. To have explosive striking you want to spend as much time as possible on thai pads being explosive. Heavy lifting will slow you down.

If you can't lift it fast, don't lift it at all.
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Make sure all the weights/exercises you do are geared towards explosiveness and don't spend too much time on heavy weights. To have explosive striking you want to spend as much time as possible on thai pads being explosive. Heavy lifting will slow you down.

If you can't lift it fast, don't lift it at all.
Why should heavy lift slow me down?
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heavy lifting is great for strength but again you want to train the fast twitch muscles that only engage in a fast start position. Like in my description of pin presses, it's the starting point and the speed of the push that matter in the lift. Training on a bag or pads is great or even doing push ups and shadow boxing with bands.
You have to understand it is an entirely different set of muscles you are training. Sprinters run for short sprints as do hockey players. If they train cross country it will actually hinder their performances because they are working the larger strength muscles and the stabalizers instead of the fast twitch muscles.
Also work speed bag and focus mits for hand quickness, rythem and accuracy. Double end bags are good for body movement. Having a good sparring/training partner helps too.
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I disagree, as long as you are weight lifting for explosiveness it will work. Everytime you start a rep, you start from zero not as a recoil from the previous rep.

Pin presses are an amazing example of training your fast twitch reflex muscles. You place a bench inside a squat rack with the safety bars set right above your chest. The bar rests on the safety bar. I would start @ 25% of max weight just to get used to it, then move up as necessary. Lay on the bench and do a bench press but explode up with it and lower it back to the rack slowly. Repeat. This works the starting point of a punch which is where the explosive part comes from. You can do these for other lifting exercises to build explosiveness.
Sorry I did not make myself clear on the point. Weightlifting in general is about lifting very heavy objects in order to condition muscles to be much stronger. My bad since I did not mention the heavy lifting thing you noted. But yes, I meant the same about weightlifting, if you do specific excercises with little amounts of weight that can work out ok. Lying on a rack and lifting 250lbs wont help with it.
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Exactly... Also plyometric excersises and stuff like exploding up from a push up and clapping hands before landing, or same with pull ups (there is a good video of Rich Franklin doing these online) or throwing and catching medicine balls explosively is great for core responsiveness.
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i do pushups on stairs clap syle because i cant get a good clap the normal way. LIke go up 2 or 3 stairs with your hands and do clap pushups there. practice squeezing your abs before and during your hand hitting the bag too, it helps a lot. I noticed a lot of improvment in my striking since i started to take ab workouts and training seriously
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