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Old 11-09-2009, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default Always come up short with my jabs doing mitt work

Every time I do mitt work in the ring with the coach, I feel my jab is not getting enough length. That or he's holding them too far but I don't think he's the problem.

Tonight one of my jabs even came short and I didn't even hit the mitt. Any tips to help me out?
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: Always come up short with my jabs doing mitt work

Have you tried stepping in when you take a jab? When I work mitts with folks I sometimes move back on purpose so that they get to work on footwork as they practice delivering punches. On occasion I also get too close so they get a chance at throwing jabs while retreating. I hope that helps.
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: Always come up short with my jabs doing mitt work

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Have you tried stepping in when you take a jab? When I work mitts with folks I sometimes move back on purpose so that they get to work on footwork as they practice delivering punches. On occasion I also get too close so they get a chance at throwing jabs while retreating. I hope that helps.
We're doing it standing still, so we're not moving forwards or backwards.

Do you mean just moving your lead foot forwards then bringing it back after?
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:16 PM   #4
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push off your back foot and take a step forward. or you can lean a bit to the right if your throwing a left jab...instead of leaning forward to reach...get it?
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:47 PM   #5
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yea, what gatto said pretty much sums it up. so go forward by stepping off the back foot.
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:16 AM   #6
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Default Re: Always come up short with my jabs doing mitt work

Take your time with the pads, i think people often rush them like i used to. Start slowly really focus on that target and speed will develop later. Do what the others said and or just makesure your in range think before you throw.
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