View Full Version : am i gripping/flexing my arm muscles too hard?

11-23-2006, 03:08 PM
when throwing a punch, how hard to you have to "grip" your fist/arm? (my arms/shoulders/hands are relaxed when not throwing a punch, though)

is it normal to get pains in these areas after a couple rounds of power hits on the bag?


or maybe i am flexing/tightening/gripping my muscles too hard when punching? (i heard it's bad to tighten your muscles too much; causing drained stamina..)

those areas in both of my arms have been sore for about 2 days so far.

11-23-2006, 07:13 PM
Thats just your muscles being worked out on the bag, totally normal. I've never had forearm pains/soreness from punching tho. Make sure you are hitting the bag properly.

11-24-2006, 01:07 AM
nah, doesnt' hurt when punching, only later that day, especially the next morning.

but my wrists/knuckles are fine. i used to always hurt my wrists on the bag 10 months ago before my friend (an amateur boxer) showed me the basic form.