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Old 09-24-2009, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default Left Hook- palms down or facing inward?

Some great answers for the questions I've ask previously.

When throwing the left hook, I've heard some coaches say to turn the hand over and have the palms facing downward, and I've heard some say that it's better to have the palm facing inward. I've also heard one say that both can be utilized (from up close, one should have the palm down, and from a distance, the palm shoud face inward for a longer reach). What's you take on this? Your input is appreciated.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:55 PM   #2
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kill yourself ....use the search it was asked before
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:14 PM   #3
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kill yourself ....use the search it was asked before
such a drama queen.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:18 PM   #4
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you answered it corrctly in your original post about different ranges
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:27 PM   #5
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My first trainer said that you should throw palm in to the body. To the head amateurs should throw palm down to avoid being called for slapping. Said pros can do whatever feels best since they don't have to worry about slapping (atleast not as much).
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:33 AM   #6
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you answered it corrctly in your original post about different ranges
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:34 AM   #7
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Palms down for power........anyway you can land it would be the best. For power, palms down.
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i always threw mine palm inward,but never gave it much thought.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:47 AM   #9
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I throw it with palms inward in close range or when I load up on it, palms facing the floor when it's more of a probing hook.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:32 AM   #10
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Palm is supposed to be down or at 45 degrees. Big gloves take away accuracy and smooth delivery so alot of people go thumb up and are in effect throwing a haymaker. Elbow isn't up because of open palm and if it is then you can feel your palm being up isn't natural. There will be a slight strain on the forearm. Ultimately it affects your technique.

Keep that palm down and throw the shot for accuracy. Thumb up and you are covering more surface area on the face, which shouldn't be the desired aim.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:31 PM   #11
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And the counter view of this ! keep you thumb up as the glove is thinner that way. it will pass around the right hand defence much easier.
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Palm is supposed to be down or at 45 degrees. Big gloves take away accuracy and smooth delivery so alot of people go thumb up and are in effect throwing a haymaker. Elbow isn't up because of open palm and if it is then you can feel your palm being up isn't natural. There will be a slight strain on the forearm. Ultimately it affects your technique.

Keep that palm down and throw the shot for accuracy. Thumb up and you are covering more surface area on the face, which shouldn't be the desired aim.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:40 PM   #12
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And the counter view of this ! keep you thumb up as the glove is thinner that way. it will pass around the right hand defence much easier.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:12 PM   #13
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I was taught that when throwing a left hook, to keep the hand level with my shoulder and palm facing down. He gave good reasoning why to throw it with the palm down but the most obvious one is that it puts your shoulder in a good place to block and roll punches off of incase the hook misses or they are trying to counter-punch the hook.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:54 AM   #14
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Another big issue is that if you have your palm towards you, the judges might think itīs slap or punch with your inside, even if itīs not. However, nowadays they teach both ways at national team leavel, at least here in Sweden.
I donīt lose any power, not turning the hand. A lot of the proīs throws the hooks with their thumbs up.
Both ways works, best to learn them both
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:10 AM   #15
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And the counter view of this ! keep you thumb up as the glove is thinner that way. it will pass around the right hand defence much easier.
It's simply going to cover a bigger surface area thus distributing the power rather than concentrating it.

It also means that to get around the gloves you are going to go longer with the hook thus opening yourself up more. You can go long and be more accurate with the palm down because you are trying to land your knuckles to establish the power line. After all, the desired aim is to rattle that chin isn't it.
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