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Old 11-17-2012, 08:19 AM   #40
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Default Re: Ive been told most pro boxers dont snap there punches, WHY?

Originally Posted by dealt_with View Post
Yes he rotates all the way through, have a look at the way his arm snaps with his punches, there's no push. I think you and others have a bit of a misconception about what a snapping punch is. You know it's a snapping punch when the arm is still accelerating at the point of impact, a pushing punch isn't accelerating because the tendon isn't recoiling into the punch. A pushing punch is all muscle, a snapping punch is tendon. Tendons are responsible for power, muscles for force.
When you jump into the air you put a lot more force into the ground than if you're standing there lifting the heaviest weight on your back that you can.
You're applying far less force with your muscles during the jump but the resultant force into the ground is far higher due to the recoil of the tendon. It's the same principle with a snapping punch.
the point of a "snapping" punch is to "snap" your arm back after solid impact
i dont see how it could be snapping if he's still going foward long after it's landed
was mosley's punch on floyd rd2 a "snapping" punch in your opinion?
as oppossed to say floyd's pull counter on mosley?

but i think i get what you mean, you mean the snap in the beggining of the punch, that "explosive", fast twitch muscle "snap"
but when most coaches talk about "snappy" punches they usually explain it on the heavybag, they want your hand to come back as soon as possible after impact, they want you to "snap" back
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