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hardhitter
02-03-2005, 03:32 PM
looking to develop power in my punches, is there any specific areas to target ? exercises to do ? any special technique to punch with power ? are you born with power or can u make yourself powerful ?

Floydmayweather
02-03-2005, 04:16 PM
You should do lots of plyometrics for explosivness and do things like squats and push-press. Also hit the body bag and speed bag often, speed is power too. Also when you punch open up your chest and exzagerate the motions when practicing if u know what i mean.
peace

boxer2k5
02-03-2005, 05:16 PM
all you have to do is punch properly and land
anyone in your weight class will feel it

punchign properly is using your whole body when you punch not jsut our arms

make sure you have proper balance and footwork as well

and do your calistetics

thats all

odnt worry about getting power jsut worry about punching right
and gettign your footwork andbalance right

because if you punch someoen properly and have good balance
and you cant hurt them
then your either real weak or your opponent can take a punch

abdiel2k3
02-03-2005, 05:23 PM
try **** push ups
its where you lay on your stomach
and let your boner pick you up

jack_the_rippuh
02-03-2005, 05:27 PM
try **** push ups
its where you lay on your stomach
and let your boner pick you up

Lol...I thought you were serious until I read the boner part.

Raekwon
02-03-2005, 06:10 PM
lol that would be impressive

ShotgunSeanK
02-03-2005, 06:58 PM
I agree with most of the people above...practice getting your technique right first. Then, the power can be developed naturally.

{BrownBomber}
02-03-2005, 07:27 PM
In my opinion u have to be born with heavy hands. Other than that the best u can do is learn how to punch properly using leverage and your weight.Tito for example fights with his right foot on his tip toes,so he puts his weight on his right hand punch using his calf muscle. His left hook comes out of leverage throwing his weight using his thigh muscles making this his harder punch.

boxernyc
02-03-2005, 07:45 PM
Also make sure you stop moving when you throw your punches. To sit down on your punches you have to use your whole body. Everyone is right about technique being the most important thing. A lot of power comes from the whole body twisting motion. Plant your feet, throw your whole body into it and make sure to aim past your target.

abdiel2k3
02-03-2005, 07:55 PM
try emailen chris byrd
maybe he can give u some tips

zip
02-04-2005, 05:13 AM
Everyone pretty much said how to train but the areas you should target are:

Liver
Kidney
Jaw
Ear
Temple
Heart
Plexus

joeboxer
02-04-2005, 05:17 AM
What the hell is a Plexus?

puppy_dogg
02-04-2005, 05:19 AM
What the hell is a Plexus?

solar plexus, in your chest

Dark Destroyer
02-04-2005, 07:54 AM
I agree with most of the people above...practice getting your technique right first. Then, the power can be developed naturally.

Technique on how to throw the correct punch with the most potential is the key. I agree

elveiel
02-04-2005, 08:45 AM
What the hell is a Plexus?

Ask someone to hit you at the top of your stomach(were it joins your chest), then your'll know what it is!!

Expect to be winded for a while :D

elveiel
02-04-2005, 08:46 AM
Technique on how to throw the correct punch with the most potential is the key. I agree

A fighter needs to learn WHEN to throw the power shots, KO's are about good timing too.

boxer2k5
02-04-2005, 09:04 AM
try emailen chris byrd
maybe he can give u some tips


chris byrd doesnt throw punches properly for power
he throws them in ways he can land and get out of the way and score points

his hands are already out there and there is no body movement
jsut taps taps taps

im sure if byrd wanted to hit hard he could
but his style doesnt really allow it

yeah being born with heavy hands is the only natrual way to have punchign power

liek foreman was prob able to knock people out before he trained for boxing

vitali has heavy hands but wlad doesnt
wlad has more power because he punches properly
and has better balance than vitali

its all about technique, balance, and accuracy

abdiel2k3
02-04-2005, 11:33 AM
chris byrd doesnt throw punches properly for power
he throws them in ways he can land and get out of the way and score points

his hands are already out there and there is no body movement
jsut taps taps taps

im sure if byrd wanted to hit hard he could
but his style doesnt really allow it

yeah being born with heavy hands is the only natrual way to have punchign power

liek foreman was prob able to knock people out before he trained for boxing

vitali has heavy hands but wlad doesnt
wlad has more power because he punches properly
and has better balance than vitali

its all about technique, balance, and accuracy

lmao
i was joken

elveiel
02-04-2005, 03:18 PM
lmao
i was joken

Your always joking :D

joeboxer
02-04-2005, 03:39 PM
Yeah, I guess I have gotten hit there and had the wind knocked out of me. What about behind the ear? When I read Chis Byrd and James McClines comments after the fight they both said that was the perfect place to punch someone.

boxer2k5
02-04-2005, 09:31 PM
Yeah, I guess I have gotten hit there and had the wind knocked out of me. What about behind the ear? When I read Chis Byrd and James McClines comments after the fight they both said that was the perfect place to punch someone.

dont listen to either guy

they combinbed ko ratio is less than roy jones alone

zip
02-05-2005, 07:23 AM
The ear screws up your balance. Depending on how hard you hit the amount of damage changes.

{BrownBomber}
02-05-2005, 03:06 PM
Ever got cracked in the jaw so hard your ears ring?

Pugnacious_Z
02-17-2005, 02:42 AM
never rung my ears, my opponents feel it with my jab

Slipx
02-17-2005, 08:41 PM
To punch hard, it means goin through true hell, and I dont mean some kind of one-time excercise; I mean hard years of training, days, months of working your ass off. You have to become comfortable with pushing yourself past that limit,where you'd normally stop and go have a drink, to get any kind of world class knockout punching power.

People say plyometrics is the way to go, and science proves that they will make you more explosive.

I suggest you just get comfortable with hitting the bag hard, proper technique isn't everything, an example ?Naz.

Pugnacious_Z
02-18-2005, 08:42 PM
it isnt about goin through hell or not, its about having it or not, sum ppl train for many years in boxing and sum ppl have never punched a bag and their punch power is the same, sum ppl just have it, sum not

elveiel
02-18-2005, 09:24 PM
looking to develop power in my punches, is there any specific areas to target ? exercises to do ? any special technique to punch with power ? are you born with power or can u make yourself powerful ?

Will you change your username to veryhardhitter if you improve? :)

If you wanna be a puncher you have to watch a pucnher, you've gotta turn your weights over with sharp explosive shots.

Watch Tszyu.

tino
02-18-2005, 10:58 PM
to be a puncher you have to be french.

and it takes years of training.

love2_punch
02-19-2005, 11:14 AM
Here is a link to an article about adding power to your punches

A Twist To Complex Training
By Ross Enamait, M.S., CFT
( video DEMO link in article also)
http://www.rossboxing.com/thegym/thegym25.htm

Reflections on The Force-Velocity Curve (types of Power and strength in sports)
http://www.sportscience.org/SPORTSCI/JANUARY/F-V%20CURVE.htm