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Punching Power — The 5 Building Blocks by Fran on April 19, Close Punching power is, quite obviously, a very useful tool in the weaponry of a boxer. But what exactly is punching power and how can it be developed?
Just before we get going, I am going to admit something here. I am often quite reluctant to get involved too much in talking specifically about punching power when working with boxers.
There are of course boxers that are naturally big hitters, with the kind of punching power that can leave opponent after opponent in the Land of Nod. As we will find out, I rank technique as pretty much the most important of the 5 building blocks of punching power.
So, while that fortunate few who carry true dynamite in each hand can be assured of terrifying the opposition, there is plenty that the rest of us can do to really improve punching power. We are not splitting atoms here, merely using some physics to our advantage.
What is Punching Power? Punching power is the ability to hurt an opponent. Bear in mind that in amateur boxing there are relatively few true knock outs with head shots.
In fact, I reckon that you see more actual count-outs coming as the result of well-placed body shots, so well worth visiting the body punching category on the site! Getting hit and hurt is not very pleasant at all. I remember once during a spar that I took a head shot that actually made be go blind for a few seconds.
Everything went white and initially only my peripheral vision returned, followed shortly after by full vision. Thankfully I took the shot on the way in so was able to stay real close and avoid any follow up shots.
Yes, that shot really sticks in the mind, the effect of real punching power. So, how did that punching power generate my myopia?
Not the medical reasons my brain impacting my skullbut the reasons why that shot was so powerful. There are I believe 5 building blocks of punching power. Each of these building blocks are designed to have dramatic effects on 2 main factors: Mass weight With this in mind we can use a simple equation: I am no physics mastermind, but even with my rudimentary knowledge I can use this equation to help me understand the ways in which we can develop punching power in a controlled and structured way.
Punching Power — Building Block 1 Technique — Make it the best it can possibly be Make no mistake, correct technique is far and away the most important aspect of true punching power. Firstly, for punching power to be any use at all your punches have to actually land. A real benefit of great technique is that it reduces the possibility of your opponent effectively defending that incoming punch because there will be no tell-tale signs that the punch is coming.
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