View Full Version : What can atchuly be done tom improve speed?


mr tricky
06-22-2008, 10:55 AM
i know we see threads like this all the time but..........

what can atchuky be done to improve your handspeed,

im talking about, fast combinations of straight punches ,

fast combos, left hooks, straight shots................................

What are the proven ways of increasing your speed?

Darkstranger
06-22-2008, 12:22 PM
You'll probably get loads and loads of different ideas on this, but I've found good old fashioned shadowboxing has improved my handspeed and fluidity.

hookoutofhell
06-22-2008, 01:31 PM
shadowboxing with weights iv always felt has helped, i normally only use 1 kilo weights, 2kilos i find that my technique becomes sloppy and my guard often drops.

does anyone think having a speedbag is essential to improving speed?
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peewee1460
06-22-2008, 01:33 PM
does a speed bag actualy improve speed or does it tend to improve your arms endurance more?

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06-23-2008, 02:00 AM
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Rafael Benitez
06-23-2008, 02:03 AM
Warrior Speed book gives some decent tips, but at the end of the day it does come down to training hard and making most of what you already have naturally. For me it was always there. I stay fit to keep it there. People have to adjust their style to what suits them best.

hinduw
06-23-2008, 04:06 AM
Shadow boxing shadow boxing and shadow boxing. It worket for me, just watch my video on my thread

Good luck

Eshays!
06-23-2008, 04:42 AM
Get some everlast weighted bag gloves, there fuking great, love em

Rafael Benitez
06-24-2008, 12:49 AM
does a speed bag actualy improve speed or does it tend to improve your arms endurance more?
Shoulders and timing. That is all it is for. Shadowboxing with extremely light handweights helps you sustain your speed. Again it is building up your shoulders and helping you maintain the speed that is already there.

E17
06-30-2008, 11:50 PM
Beloose when throwing punches ,throwing stiff punches will get you tired fast and slow you down , I shadowbox with 5lb weights as fast as I can with every combination possible.I do it on my toes , you fight like you train so if you want to be fast shadowbox fast , if you want to fight slow do it slow.

phallus
07-01-2008, 12:17 AM
use the 40 bag, throw combos on it. don't load up on your shots, just think about throwing quick slapping punches like calzaghe or the drag queen, u'll get faster

J_CON
07-02-2008, 06:08 AM
Shadow boxing shadow boxing and shadow boxing. It worket for me, just watch my video on my thread

Good luck
Nothing can help you hinduw. What you do isnt shadow boxing. You just stand there and flail your arms, jast like when you hit the bag.

rambov
07-02-2008, 06:03 PM
Use stretch rubber cables. Tie them to something and hold one in each hand and go baby!

Landon S
07-02-2008, 10:58 PM
There were some russians who did a study doing this:

10 punches (ie jab)
10 punches (ie jab) with light handweighs (2-4lbs)
10 punches (ie jab)
short break

It didnt say the volume or frequency but they improved their single punch handspeed by 20-40% with already conditioned fighters. Ive been doing it for 2 months and its at least helped with power. I'll retest my speed again soon and tell you how well it worked.

Another one is ross's handspeed drill. I havent felt any real gain from it but who knows. I havent been consistant with it either.

3-5 sec isometric wall punch (start position)
3-5 sec isometric wall punch (middle position)
6x 3-5lb Med ball punch (throws)

JACK LEE
07-04-2008, 05:26 AM
there is only one way to improve speed in my opinion, is train faster and faster each day, correcting technique at same time

JACK LEE
07-04-2008, 05:27 AM
there is only one way to improve speed in my opinion, is train faster and faster each day, correcting technique at same time

kenny91
07-04-2008, 08:20 AM
Use stretch rubber cables. Tie them to something and hold one in each hand and go baby!

Ye strecth rubber cables ..

dude id use as many techniques u can get on this thread.

use:
*strectch rubber cables
*speeball - though its really not for spead but itll help timing and the consistency of accuracy
*shadow boxing with 1 kilo weights
*40 bag and try hittin the bag nonstop with a goals of so many punches (best if u have some1 else at side countin for u)

the last 1 i saw Floyd Mayweather do... i assume it helps with consistency and i spose itll help u not become too tired too easily when using speed as a main attribute during a fight. having said that i dont think u should fixate on an attribute anyway, so havin said THAT - still work on ur power just as much as anythin else.

but yeah just use as much as u can if ur actually thinkin of improvin ur speed unless u just asked the original question out of curiousity ...

laurinsane8
07-04-2008, 12:09 PM
I used to work on combinations on the speed bag, trying to throw them as fast as possible without missing a beat.

Shadow boxing with weights definitely helps. Use heavier gloves for everything you. By the time you go down to the 8oz or 10oz gloves for fighting they will be light as hell.

j
07-04-2008, 06:38 PM
a lot of your speed comes from efficient use of body motion. if u know that, than u know what u can do.

but there are different kinds of speed too.

iceman55
07-05-2008, 01:22 AM
Push ups help believe it or not. The rubber cables are awesome at helping with speed because they can keep your form right depending on the equipment.

Sadler
07-06-2008, 08:11 AM
Get some light weights (1-3kg) and shadowbox, throw straights/hooks whatever over and over.
Should make you faster.

eman-resu
07-07-2008, 04:20 AM
Pull your guard in and tight to your body when you punch. Having your arms out makes you rotate much more slowly. When you do a 1-2 put your left hand to your cheek fast and bring in your elbow so your right can fly fast. It works for the same reason a figure skater bringing in her arms spins faster and even tiny changes make a big difference.

The Young Gun
07-07-2008, 07:34 AM
bend" ur arms out in front of you "hand next to hand" move"em in a circular motion for about 10 mins each day its hard as hell but after a while its cake.

hishaam15
07-07-2008, 12:04 PM
whats always worked for me is to shadow box and throw punches and much as you can. box with heavier gloves all the time so when you take them off and put on lighter gloves they feel like your not wearing them at all. also i get lots of speed because my stance is southpaw, even though i am right-handed. this makes my jab super fast and powerful too, and i have trained my left cross to make up for the loss of power i wouldnt have by standin orthadox. however this is because i felt comfortable boxing southpaw from the start, if you are orthadox its very hard to change your stance and get used to it. my advice for building speed is not to touch weights. sure it makes your body and arms look good but if you keep building the muscle naturally (sensible diet, pushups, situps, pullups) than it increases your speed. also try focusing on building your forearms and shoulders, as this adds more pop to your punches as well as increasing your speed. all these methods have worked for me, try them out and let me know if you see any results...

Rafael Benitez
07-08-2008, 01:22 AM
Non of these tips will actually help you develop any speed. They're all conditioning tips and will only help you sustain what is already there. Train hard and make the most of whatever talents you have.

eman-resu
07-08-2008, 06:20 AM
Non of these tips will actually help you develop any speed. They're all conditioning tips and will only help you sustain what is already there. Train hard and make the most of whatever talents you have.

Hey mine will ;)

Well, it'll make combinations faster at least.

mr tricky
07-08-2008, 07:02 AM
Non of these tips will actually help you develop any speed. They're all conditioning tips and will only help you sustain what is already there. Train hard and make the most of whatever talents you have.

you know what, i just a negative twat who dosent have a clue what hes talking about and shouldnt be on a boxing forum.

you try to sound like you know lots but you clearly dont have a clue and probably cant box too well yourself, stop going in peoples threads and saying neagatvie coments.

of course you can devolp speed, are you saying the fastest boxers were born with their speed? No, they devoleped what they alrdey had,

of course some of these methods work, its common sense that if you do somthing you will improve, if anything just the strantgh that will build up in the arms will give some speed,


thanks for the tiome i will try a few

potatoes
07-08-2008, 01:21 PM
You'll probably get loads and loads of different ideas on this, but I've found good old fashioned shadowboxing has improved my handspeed and fluidity.



Very good post!

Shadow boxing is none of the most important aspects of boxing training. However, most young boxers don't really take it as seriously as they should. If you want to reach your full potential you have to put in practise effective shadow boxing. Get the mind focused on what you need to do, then sooner or later you will be doing it.

Rafael Benitez
07-08-2008, 10:42 PM
you know what, i just a negative twat who dosent have a clue what hes talking about and shouldnt be on a boxing forum.

you try to sound like you know lots but you clearly dont have a clue and probably cant box too well yourself, stop going in peoples threads and saying neagatvie coments.

of course you can devolp speed, are you saying the fastest boxers were born with their speed? No, they devoleped what they alrdey had,

of course some of these methods work, its common sense that if you do somthing you will improve, if anything just the strantgh that will build up in the arms will give some speed,


thanks for the tiome i will try a fewI'm not being negative. Just telling you how it is. Pragmatism is what boxing is based on. The fact is you just have to train as hard as you can and improve your conditiong and maximise what God-given talents you have. Nothing negative abiout that. In the end, the maximum speed you will get out of your limbs is what you have naturally. So called speed improving tips are just conditioning tips to sustain that speed. Did I say you shuld not do them?

eman-resu, the reason why they will improve combos speed is as I explained above, they are conditioning methods to sustain the natural speed you already have.

them_apples
07-08-2008, 11:10 PM
elastic/tension bands apparently work the best, they increase the fast muscle twitch crap


I've seen both Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr use them, so they must amount for something.

Speed is also a Genetic thing, some people (or even cultures specifically) are more Prone to have fast muscle twitch fibers, faster reflexes and such. A good example is to look at many cubans...some of the hand speed they produce is ridiculous.

d_lyrik803
07-08-2008, 11:39 PM
i think the double end bag will improve your speed as a whole. it helps with coordination and reaction time, thus making you faster. also it helps with slippin and emulates an opponent throwing punches back at you. of course training harder and lots of shadow boxing.

kamicazze
07-12-2008, 07:37 AM
let them flow dnt put power in2 every punch! clap pressups ,weighted gloves for shadow boxing, run with wrist weights and throw flurries underneath a swimming pool! also lightweights high reps if weight training is ur thing!

Fidayin
07-12-2008, 09:30 AM
you know what, i just a negative twat who dosent have a clue what hes talking about and shouldnt be on a boxing forum.

you try to sound like you know lots but you clearly dont have a clue and probably cant box too well yourself, stop going in peoples threads and saying neagatvie coments.

of course you can devolp speed, are you saying the fastest boxers were born with their speed? No, they devoleped what they alrdey had,

of course some of these methods work, its common sense that if you do somthing you will improve, if anything just the strantgh that will build up in the arms will give some speed,


thanks for the tiome i will try a few

i think genes have a lot to do with speed. if u really can train speed then everyone would be as fast as roy jones jr.

MusclesMalone
07-12-2008, 02:25 PM
Everyone keeps mentioning that speed is a god given talent. and i do agree however, how many people actually reach their potential? im willing to bet very few. doing these drills will help you reach that point, and will prolly improve your speed and fluidity over many years. so in short, never neglect speed improvement drills, because it is highly unlikely you have reached your genetic limit.

TurnerBoxing
02-12-2009, 08:38 PM
Shadow Boxing , Push Ups

Your Agility For Bobbing And Weaving Will Come From Sit ups I Believe

j
02-13-2009, 12:28 AM
from much boxing and martial arts history i have read - including fighting manuals, training guides, biographies, etc...


many people studied how they could become faster. many were not very fast at all before the study of that factor in their craft i found.

that's just the pattern that stands out.

and btw, speed is hardly anything important at all to the people who went from sick to more than healthy after taking up some kind of fighting art.