Originally Posted by meromufo
how far should one reach when throwing punches? i used to fully extend my arm throwing left or right straight punches,with my shoulder fully extended as well behind it, now i have shorten all this up with better results especially the jab just wondering what u guys think?
All you gotta do, is ask yourself this, if you were trying to counter over the top of the opponents jab with your right hand, how far in would you expect them to overextend, to make possible for you to counter their jab?
You should know when you're reaching, its when you'r trying to throw a punch without having got your feet into position.