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Old 09-06-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default Fixed the problem with my left hook

The trainer I do drills with always gives me shit about how wide and telegraphed my left hook is.

Tonight we figured out that the problem wasn't directly the left hook, but the right cross setting it up. We found that I was overextending the punch, which put me out of position.

Interesting because I've been practicing it by setting it up with the right on the bag but the bag keeps the punch from overextending, so you don't see it until you work the mitts.

Anyway...thought it was ironic that the punch showing obvious problems wasn't at fault. Once I put more snap and shortened the right, the left came off much better.

Hope that helps someone else.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:01 AM   #2
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Good for you man. Always good to try different exercises out for your punching form; a bag alone won't cut it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:01 AM   #3
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I hate moments like these where it's acually so obvious too but no one really tells you the problem to how to fix it. Last week I sparred, jab was perfect, nice loose and snappy. The only problem was when I stepped in with the jab, my sparring partner was able to see it comming. I eventually told the guy, great sparring match and complimented him on the good hits he landed as he did the same and then I asked if my jabs were better and he said they were, much faster and stronger then finally told me whenever I stepped in with the jab imy shoulder gives it away unlike when I stand in place and jab where it is not telegraphed. This was jab sparring btw. Man did I feel stupid after, my coach always said it'll just click in your head. This was the case for when I finally punched loose and snappy but luckily someeone saved me the time of telling me specifically what was wrong.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:13 AM   #4
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The trainer I do drills with always gives me shit about how wide and telegraphed my left hook is.
I encountered that many times too..

Thanks for the info!

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Tonight we figured out that the problem wasn't directly the left hook, but the right cross setting it up. We found that I was overextending the punch, which put me out of position.
Sometimes you can just feint the right punch
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