View Full Version : Difference between sticking your Jab and pushing


azn_violater
04-11-2005, 07:50 PM
topic...i'm just wondering since i hear the commentators say it alot during fights

Speedy Gonzales
04-12-2005, 12:43 AM
Ya I'm intersested in what people say about the way tehy jab. Also, i heard a lot of jabs aren't really "punches" (no force behind it, just speed), but fakes in order to see the opponent's reaction and later to set up combos.

What do you think?

Journeyman
04-12-2005, 02:50 AM
im not a true boxing expert, but pushing your jab is the opposite of snapping it as you are supposed to. fighters push the jab because of lack of focus/endurance.

zip
04-12-2005, 05:26 AM
A snapping jab hurts a lot more and is faster.

random guy
04-12-2005, 08:13 AM
i like the shot gun jab lots of power on that one

czars_salad
04-12-2005, 08:29 AM
i like the jabs thrown by hearns. they were once called "flicker jabs". they were blinding fast and very strong.

zip
04-12-2005, 08:52 AM
The thing is.. unless you have sick long arms like Hearns you cant get the snap and speed needed :(.

jack_the_rippuh
04-12-2005, 11:52 AM
Jabs are real punches. They can do alot of damage as the fight goes on.

Mick Hucknall
04-12-2005, 12:33 PM
As the fight wears on and the fighters begin to tire you see alot of them pushing there jabs as they just dnt have the power behind them that they had in the eralier rounds.

Journeyman
04-12-2005, 02:40 PM
i cannot stress this enough. Tha Jab is the most important punch in all of boxing. kinda like the lost art of the mid-range jumper in the NBA.

Tha Greatest
04-12-2005, 04:07 PM
U wanna know how u dont push ur jab??
Go hit the heavy bag
do like 3 rounds with NOTHING but jabs

double jab triple jab body jab etc.

u will build lot of endurance so in a fight u won't push it and it will be really strong and fast jab

Shaolin Bushido
04-12-2005, 04:13 PM
Isn't the differnce basically the speed it's popped out there and retrieved?

That's what I've always thought.

Speedy Gonzales
04-12-2005, 09:28 PM
I thought the difference the wasn't just the speed, but also a quick, powerful, snap

Speedy Gonzales
04-12-2005, 09:31 PM
Ya I'm intersested in what people say about the way tehy jab. Also, i heard a lot of jabs aren't really "punches" (no force behind it, just speed), but fakes in order to see the opponent's reaction and later to set up combos.

What do you think?
Also, can anyone answer my question about if most jabs (in and average fight) were feints or set-ups and not "main punches" like Ali did. I KNOW they can be used this way, but I just heard most of teh time in reality they are feints.