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lil rocky
05-15-2006, 11:55 PM
whats the best exercises for me to do to gain alot of speed!

LightsOut Le
05-16-2006, 01:20 AM
sometimes speed comes from strength..pushups help my strength and with the strength i can push my arm out alot faster....thats the way i think..?

LightsOut Le
05-16-2006, 01:21 AM
oh actually do punchout drills focusing on speed throw punches in intervals for 3 minutes(1 minute rapid punches 30 second slow down in pace 1 minute rapid 30 slow..etc.)

punch out drills help alot with speed and endurance

The_Russian
05-16-2006, 09:54 PM
Jump alotta rope n Shadow Box alot, when you weight train try not to do real heavy weight, but do alot of sets of less weight than you usually do, be sure to stretch n warmup properly before you do nething though.

unit021
05-16-2006, 10:11 PM
are we talkin about handspeed? there's actually a pretty good book about gaining speed for martial arts, that may apply to what you're lookin for. i suggest lookin at it before you buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0873648595/sr=8-2/qid=1147831605/ref=pd_bbs_2/002-3755549-8870457?%5Fencoding=UTF8

after reading some interviews with trainers, for handspeed i've seen them say that they like their fighter doing clap pushups. the more claps you get in between, the better.

j
05-16-2006, 10:52 PM
are we talkin about handspeed? there's actually a pretty good book about gaining speed for martial arts, that may apply to what you're lookin for. i suggest lookin at it before you buy it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/08...5Fencoding=UTF8

after reading some interviews with trainers, for handspeed i've seen them say that they like their fighter doing clap pushups. the more claps you get in between, the better.


yes, are we talking handspeed or what? speed comes from relaxation. i wouldn't recommend that book linked to. i've paged through it before and didn't like what i saw.

jason100x
05-17-2006, 07:45 PM
That book that was recommended, Speed Training is by Loren Christensen. I don't have that one but I have his Fighters Fact Book, which has some excellent speed training drills. That one you can find in most book stores. He also has Solo Training and Solo Training 2, he has some good ideas to help you increase your speed and to mix up your training to get more out of your time if you're looking to mix things up a bit.
Another EXCELLENT book to help you with speed is Warrior Speed by Ted Weimann. He gives you so many ideas and drills both mental and physical to help you on your speed and also gives you a science lesson on muscle fibers and all of the factors which impact speed such as physics. I can't recommend it highly enough.

yrrej
05-17-2006, 11:06 PM
Give up all power.....

Brockton Lip
05-17-2006, 11:28 PM
That book that was recommended, Speed Training is by Loren Christensen.

I've had that one for quite awhile actually, I like it and think its good.

potatoes
05-17-2006, 11:40 PM
whats the best exercises for me to do to gain alot of speed!



Speed like power is genetic. Nevertheless, you can improve slightly. Joe Louis said in his autobiography that he improved his hand speed by catching flies!

2OSouzaSuarez12
05-18-2006, 12:00 AM
speed is more natural, jus like power. You can improve it a little of course but it is more of a natural thing.

boxer Of thE World
05-18-2006, 06:08 PM
those punching sprint and shadow boxing with hand weights also work yours back musles the musles used to pull the punch back thats help me. and ur techniqe does help look at floyd i mean hes got amazing speed but alot of it comes from his great techniqe hes great person to watch and learn from

Verstyle
05-18-2006, 06:11 PM
when shadowboxing open your hands slightly when throwing your punch's. also try practicing bring your guard back as fast as possible when throwing