View Full Version : Switching from orthodox to southpaw stance.


ChowAce
04-19-2011, 09:37 AM
So long story short, I ****ed up a nerve around my middle knuckle in my left hand. Every time I train it swells up and its impossible to train the following day. I figure I can switch to southpaw because I actually dont feel uncomfortable moving around and shadowboxing as southpaw when I tried it. What are some thigns I need to look for and focus on to get the southpaw stance down and to be able to use it effectively?

mrboxer
04-19-2011, 09:45 AM
you have to look for more lefts rights and uppercuts coming your way try and stay in a low crouch position ala marciano and throw wild bombs ala marciano and hope to land a couple of lucky ones ala marciano:boxing:

THE REED™
04-19-2011, 10:06 AM
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Just an idea.

ChowAce
04-19-2011, 03:11 PM
THanks for the tip, I might look into these. I just came back from training and going southpaw might not be my solution. I ate more right hands then I wanted to and my coach told me never to try that again. If the pain continues I will get the gel padded gloves for sure.

blockhar
04-23-2011, 10:29 AM
yeah, its hard to convert to southpaw. i also tried doing it but if it feels unnatural, it is. so just do what you usually do and change gloves.