Originally Posted by whopperdong
1 thing I would like to know is which way your hand should as in vertical or horizontal. I was taught to throw the hook with my hand in a vertical positional but it feels faster and stronger horizontally. Which way is correct? Does it really matter?
If you want to telegraph it, then throw it in a horizontal position from the outset. You'll get a bit more power but you'll hardly land it.
Keeping it vertical means the opponent is less likely to see it, but at the cost of a bit of power.
Old skool trainers taught their fighters to keep it vertical until the last second, and then 'turn it over', thereby landing it in a horizontal position and getting a split second extra snap into it.
It's always a compromise between power and telegraphing ur shots.