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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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Speed in punching

Ok first off i know force=mass x acceleration, personally i believe speed is more important (look at pacman)
so what can i do to make my punches much faster?

Basically say i wanted to get "pacman" hands..how would i go about this?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-06-2009, 02:36 AM
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I ain't an expert but I think if you use weights while punching you will be much faster afterwords without them.
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Do all of your punching at top speed, either if you hitting the heavy bag, speed bad, mits or even while you're doing some shadow boxing. Concentrate on speed over power and you'll slowly get faster.
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I ain't an expert but I think if you use weights while punching you will be much faster afterwords without them.
This is true, I use 2-5 lb weights when I'm training my punches sometimes to improve both speed and power.

If anyone has read some of Bruce Lee's books, they would know some techniques. Some are really cool, like there's one where you light a candle and you try to punch fast enough to where the air displaced by your fist puts the flame out.
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now THAT sounds nifty
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Your bicep and tricep are on either side of your upper arm, when you extend to punch your tricep needs to flex and your bicep needs to be relaxed. It works similar to your shoulder. If the muscles are tense on both sides of the joint then theres no movement is there.

If you completely relax the shoulder and arm and throw punches with ease, youll be fast. the more relaxed you are the faster youll get but youll have to supply all your power from the waist. This is all basic technique for Bruce Lees original art, wing chun. The average capable student in my old wing chun class could throw about 6 punches per second, full extension in a 'chain punch' fashion.

I dont train wing chun anymore because its too stylistic and not practical in some waysbut off all classical styles it is the most efficient and progressive actually, imo.
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Shadow Boxing is a good speed exercise, but you should also try punching bags.
While doing these pay attention to footwork and evasiness, and you should also be cautious of your cardio.

You should also adjust to a good way of punching and practice.

A good art to enhance speed is boxing.
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Also, i did not see anyone mention this, i use 20lbs weights for this. Instead of extending your arm completely for a punch, use the 20pound (or something semi heavy to you) and do very quick, short punches. This increased my speed tremdious in a short period of time.

ALSO; To be faster with you're cambo punching, is being able to bring the other arm back before the other one strikes. Remember that, So do some exercises with full punches (with 2/4lbs weights) and lots of Short, heavy pound punching.
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I ain't an expert but I think if you use weights while punching you will be much faster afterwords without them.
you are correct......

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This is true, I use 2-5 lb weights when I'm training my punches sometimes to improve both speed and power.

If anyone has read some of Bruce Lee's books, they would know some techniques. Some are really cool, like there's one where you light a candle and you try to punch fast enough to where the air displaced by your fist puts the flame out.
weights def work......and the shodow boxing listed below......

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Shadow Boxing is a good speed exercise, but you should also try punching bags.
While doing these pay attention to footwork and evasiness, and you should also be cautious of your cardio.

You should also adjust to a good way of punching and practice.

A good art to enhance speed is boxing.
Shadow Boxing builds speed......
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thanks everyone for your help, and btw if i join a actually gym..about how long should the wait be before i spar with other people? a week? 6 months? year?
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