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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-03-2007, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by MMAtt
speed first, power later.
I have to respectfully disagree. It is my belief and experience that in almost all kinds of physical activities, you have to be very careful in applying full speed exercises. Although they are useful for developing physical condition, you cannot learn or maintain good technique. To learn to do something well you have to do it at a slower pace, and then speed up as you improve.

Even when you get very good at it, you should go back and check that you can still do it when you do it slowly. Bad habits creep in from laziness, bad teachingm conflicts in teaching and the fact that the biomechanics of your body changes as you age and the levels of your conditioning change. So, IMO, you should never stop doing things slowly, even if you only do that every now and then.
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post #22 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-03-2007, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Onganju
You can look in this thread here: I Need More Power! We cover a lot of stuff there.

If I remember correctly... You (the OP) are the one who's going to get "called out" any day now, right? I doubt any of this is going to return any miraculous results in power, so don't take it as a gaurantee of anything.
Glad you linked to that- I was just thinking I would have to do it myself.
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post #23 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-03-2007, 03:08 PM
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Like many others have said it has a lot to do with technique. Technique is the most important of course. Remember to keep your hand loose up until right before the point of impact, this greatly helps the speed of your punch, and thus power.

Here is a really good core exercise that should help with hooks and punching.
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post #24 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by americanfighter
I agree power has nothing to do with it. I know people who are twice as strong as me but I can hit ten times harder than they can because I have ben practiceing kempo and kickboxing for 6 or 7 years now. put your hip into it turnover your punches. use your whole body in your power punches not just your arm. nothing beats years of practice.
i agree with wat you were saying it doesnt have anything to do with power its all to do with skill, iv herd that the stomach is like the temple of the body so if you have a strong stomach you can turn into your punches faster and get a lot more speed
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post #25 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 05:36 PM
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You want powerful punches? Technique. Landing a punch right where it needs to be will KO someone before throwing a very hard punch to the wrong part of the body.
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post #26 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-06-2007, 12:02 PM
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I suggest technique training, but I also suggest resistance bands to build strength and speed. It works for the Miletich guys.

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post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-10-2007, 12:39 AM
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Practice Form thats the way

as bruce lee said power comes not from strength but by the way you throw your blows.

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