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Old 12-02-2012, 06:32 PM   #19
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Default Re: Punching power and buttock size/strength. How important are the glutes?

Originally Posted by MAG1965 View Post
I don't it has a factor in punching power. The butt?? I would say more the abdominal muscles and the ability to turn the waist to land a body punch or hook. Or the calf. It all works together. I remember Emanuel Steward talking about Hearns punching power as sharpness and leverage. Saying he taught Tommy at the instant he lands a punch tight his grip and lock the elbow and arm and shirt the weight forward all at the same time.
Firstly, the correlation between muscle mass and explosive power is largely coincidental. I've seen dudes with toothpick legs squat enormous amounts of weight and vice versa those with giant legs do much less.

Interesting what Steward says. The transfer of power would be greater through a rigid medium. Speaking of rigid mediums, Bearcat Wright could both parry and avoid the right uppercut as if second nature.
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