View Full Version : Speeding up the hooks


Spinz
04-09-2006, 05:18 PM
Man im having trouble throwing a fast hook with either arm. i fight orthodox, and my right hook is a little faster than my left. but i could do with speeding up both of them..

any tips on speeding up a hook? what technique should i be using?

thanks.

LightsOut Le
04-09-2006, 05:27 PM
use your whole body
turn your body into it
pivot on your feet (pivot lead foot if your throwing leadh hook pivot on right foot if throwing right hook)

put your body weight into it

SilentButViolent
04-09-2006, 05:28 PM
Don't trhow the hook too wide, It'll get to it' target faster and it'll be hard for your opponent to weave away from it.....remember practice, practice, practice.....try throwing the hook on the heavybag slowly with the teachnique i stateted in this post once you get comfortable throwing it you'll develope the speed

yrrej
04-09-2006, 10:04 PM
Jab and hook on the double-ended (crazy) bag. You'll speed up....

Verstyle
04-09-2006, 10:28 PM
use your whole body
turn your body into it
pivot on your feet (pivot lead foot if your throwing leadh hook pivot on right foot if throwing right hook)

put your body weight into it


thats the best way to do it

ferocity
04-09-2006, 10:36 PM
heres some of Rockys ko's using the left hook

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LightsOut Le
04-09-2006, 11:49 PM
thats the best way to do it

you seem liek a great guy to ask for some advice on hooks

how do you keep you balance

one of my favorite combos is straight right left hook straight right and i always slow down cause i try to keep my balance

advice?

ferocity
04-10-2006, 12:11 AM
throw the jab while extending your front leg to get back in balence.

Verstyle
04-10-2006, 12:31 AM
you seem liek a great guy to ask for some advice on hooks

how do you keep you balance

one of my favorite combos is straight right left hook straight right and i always slow down cause i try to keep my balance

advice?

well with me i tend to bend my knees and keep my feet flatfooted except when getting ready to throw then i pivot