View Full Version : how do you know if you have good power?


juggernautburn
03-23-2007, 12:13 AM
edited as a means to idiot proof.

willywhyte
03-23-2007, 01:37 AM
hmm im not sure sure what pushing a punch is, but i learned to snap your punches.

also power can be determined from a heavy bag, but i dunno , a lot of guys can hit the bag hard , so fights are where it matters for sure...

but jus snap those punches , use your shoulders and hips to turn into your punches, its a TON of power, and also leaning your body side to side, if u get in that motion then lean left n come back right with a left hand, and add the hip n shoulder movement, thats MAX power

i ****in rock my bag back when i do all 3. thats how i do it..

if i jus wanna hit semi light, ill jus use my hip/shoulder turn... if i want it to hurt, i add a snap... if i wanna throw to knock u out, add a snap and a lean / load up

me2007
03-23-2007, 09:20 AM
when you spar someone and you catch them with a clean punch and they take a knee or stagger or go down, then you know you have power

Verstyle
03-23-2007, 09:37 AM
like what is a way to gauge it? i haven't sparred anyone yet and when i do spar them, i'm not going to go hard. and i don't think you can tell by hitting a heavy bag. i guess it's something that is realized after you fighting alot right?

and also, if you are moving the bag around alot, does that absolutely mean you are pushing your punches? it feels like i put a lot less force into a punch if i pull it back without really trying to get in the middle of that damn bag. i guess waht i'm asking is what is pushing your punches?

No it doesnt,I had a video where i was punching a 100lb bag with restraints and ppl thought i was pushing my punches cause the bag was flying everywhere.Well then i threw some sparring videos on and it sorta died down.

but dont keep your fist on the bag to long and wait for it to come back to u so u can punch it,do let it get away from u and then punch it

Exige Jr
03-23-2007, 10:12 AM
When you can knock people down with single shots.

Southpaw Stinger
03-23-2007, 10:18 AM
when nobody wants to spar with you.

KanMan
03-23-2007, 10:22 AM
when you start lighting someone up, and they drop to their knees.

eazy_mas
03-23-2007, 11:49 AM
well yesterday i was in the punching bag and started hitting like crazy **** it really made some stress relief

but i kinda dont know exactly on when you punch because some of the power comes from placing you punch in for example a punch in the forehead is different effect then a punch in the liver or chin

Evil_Meat
03-24-2007, 02:42 PM
i know i hit hard just cause the pro at my gym who's a power puncher told me i hit hard, but thats a given since im 6"1 200 pounds with low body fat

The Surgeon
03-24-2007, 02:49 PM
When u hit peeps and they go to sleep!!!
Im a puncher myself AM record - 5-4-0 (3) Which im told is an excellent stoppage % in AM boxing but i dont follow it! U can usually IMO just tell if sum1 hits hard by watching them on the bag - Big Dents left in bag and loud thudds as the punches land but thats just my opinion.

The Surgeon
03-25-2007, 04:11 AM
When u hit peeps and they go to sleep!!!
Im a puncher myself AM record - 5-4-0 (3) Which im told is an excellent stoppage % in AM boxing but i dont follow it! U can usually IMO just tell if sum1 hits hard by watching them on the bag - Big Dents left in bag and loud thudds as the punches land but thats just my opinion.

Just realized i ****ed my record there! lol :pat:
4-1-0 (3), I was thinking 5 fights 4 wins! What a tit!

platinummatt!
03-25-2007, 05:40 AM
Yeh that pushing your punches thing, I know when I throw a right cross it moves a lot more, and I was thinking is that just cos Im following through more ( and Im guessing pushing my punches )

What about focus pads. Probably a good way if you got an honest person holding em and theyve had experience

IchiBonDj
03-25-2007, 07:09 AM
What about focus pads. Probably a good way if you got an honest person holding em and theyve had experience

Almost all the trainer i've worked with on focus pads have mentioned my power and i'm one of the smaller guys in the gym. I've even had one mention I have equal power in both hands. Natural south paw switched right:boxing:

BrooklynBomber
03-25-2007, 09:13 AM
Well, there are many pointers that could tell you that you can punch, but the most important is obviously how people react to your power.
The bag should not move around after one punch, it only means you are pushing instead of punching, it should kinda bend in, which means that you stop your punches where you are supposed to. It is ok for it to move arounda little when you throw combos.
Also, powere is something very relative, if you are more or less a big guy and you have your body mechanics right and sassy, you are gonna hit hard.

SquareCircle
03-25-2007, 12:10 PM
like what is a way to gauge it? i haven't sparred anyone yet and when i do spar them, i'm not going to go hard. and i don't think you can tell by hitting a heavy bag. i guess it's something that is realized after you fighting alot right?

and also, if you are moving the bag around alot, does that absolutely mean you are pushing your punches? it feels like i put a lot less force into a punch if i pull it back without really trying to get in the middle of that damn bag. i guess waht i'm asking is what is pushing your punches?

my advice to you as a fellow heavyweight, judging from what you've said, is to work on covering up, jabbing, and moving. if the guy can't punch, practice your clinching. if you have a good jab and are much taller than a guy and have longer arms than him, just jab and move. it's interesting. the first time I ever got in the ring all I did was use a stiff jab, and a little movement and a little head movement when I needed it. took a few body shots but that was it. just keep your hands up. here I am giving you some solid advice when I remember long ago you said something to the effect of how 'you'd ko me'. Pretty big words from a greenie ;)

juggernautburn
03-25-2007, 03:34 PM
my advice to you as a fellow heavyweight, judging from what you've said, is to work on covering up, jabbing, and moving. if the guy can't punch, practice your clinching. if you have a good jab and are much taller than a guy and have longer arms than him, just jab and move. it's interesting. the first time I ever got in the ring all I did was use a stiff jab, and a little movement and a little head movement when I needed it. took a few body shots but that was it. just keep your hands up. here I am giving you some solid advice when I remember long ago you said something to the effect of how 'you'd ko me'. Pretty big words from a greenie ;)

lol, i did say something to that effect didn't i. honestly, the only reason i said that was because i think i commented on one of your sparring stories and i thought you were starting to get ****y. but honestly, i'm not like that.

cwazz
03-27-2007, 03:33 PM
Power...speed = power. Remember that! You said you aren't going to go hard when your sparring...why? You aren't helping yourself or your partner that way. No one is going to take it easy on you in the ring and should be visa versa. Unless your coach tells you to go at 50 % or whatever, spar like you are fighting. Bad juju otherwise. I am a firm believer in hard sparring. If you can't handle sparring like its a fight, you are just going to get hurt in the ring. Sorry 'bout the tangent.

As for power, don't worry about it so much, whether you have it or not, the more you learn, the more power you will obtain. But remember, speed = power. Ask anyone who fought PBF. They all saw that li'l Floyd hits hard.