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Nimrod 03-02-2007 06:19 PM

A More Powerful punch?
 
Right now ive been lifting mainly for my upper body but when i punch i dont feel i have any power. any tips to get a more explosive punch would be helpful.

AdRath 03-02-2007 06:54 PM

a good punch has just as much to do with mechanics as strength (I'm sure I'll get flamed for that) a lot of power comes from the hips/abs and planting the feet/twisting motion. Workout for core strength and practice punching a lot. When you hit the bag a lot the bones in your hands and forarms grow more dense which results in harder fists. Knuckle push-ups also help achieve more density in the bones of the hand.

Flaw 03-02-2007 08:08 PM

I have just the thing.
YouTube - Learn to Punch like Chuck Liddell....

Onganju 03-02-2007 08:23 PM

Check the I Need More Power thread above. Would you look at that. I even have it stickied.

jamlena 03-02-2007 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Flaw

Good reply...repped:thumbsup:

Nimrod 03-02-2007 10:08 PM

now what
 
ok ive got that for a powerfull punch you need teqnuiqe. Now my problem is training. I live in a hick town in norther michigan and i have no money to buy a punching bag. So suggestions on homemade or easily accessable training material would be a big help

Crocop Team 03-02-2007 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nimrod
Right now ive been lifting mainly for my upper body but when i punch i dont feel i have any power. any tips to get a more explosive punch would be helpful.

Jackoff a bunch of times a day...

AdRath 03-02-2007 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nimrod
ok ive got that for a powerfull punch you need teqnuiqe. Now my problem is training. I live in a hick town in norther michigan and i have no money to buy a punching bag. So suggestions on homemade or easily accessable training material would be a big help

Check your local buy & sell papers or Craig's list to see if someone is getting rid of an old one for cheap. Save your money and it will mean so much more.

kishiro 03-02-2007 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Nimrod
Right now ive been lifting mainly for my upper body but when i punch i dont feel i have any power. any tips to get a more explosive punch would be helpful.


put down the weights and learn how to punch properly

kishiro 03-02-2007 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nimrod
ok ive got that for a powerfull punch you need teqnuiqe. Now my problem is training. I live in a hick town in norther michigan and i have no money to buy a punching bag. So suggestions on homemade or easily accessable training material would be a big help

yard sales, newspaper, classified adds, ebay.com.... oh yes when you do get a heavy bag, DO buy somehand wraps, otherwise you'll split you knuckles.


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