Originally Posted by tliang1000
@ dealt with.
First of all, boxers snaps their punches have NOTHING to do with conservating energy.
Punches with a snap are much much weaker shots then punches that follows through. A snap motion jerks the hand back and does not direct weight into ur opponent is not going to cause your opponent's head to explode. Like snapping a towel thats stings on contact. It is not intent to hurt but to distract. Hence the answer of the TS's question.
You obviously never box before.
I've already explained the mechanics, do you not know what a Stretch-shorten cycle is? If you're rotating into the punch properly you are directing weight into your opponent regardless if you push or snap at the end. If you snap a punch you need to time it better with the rest of your body than a pushing punch, and if you do you're going to be punching with more force thanks to the utilisation of elastic energy and the kinetic chain. From the sounds of it you only know how to arm punch and lean into punches. Snapping a towel is just using your arm.