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Old 12-24-2008, 03:21 AM   #1
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Default Improving speed.

I was watching some early Pacquiao fights yesterday and noticed how much his hand speed has improved in his recent fights.

I was wondering what techniques Roach uses to do this?
I've seen some using like a resistance band, do these work?
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:38 AM   #2
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Bands, dumbells, heavy gloves, all are suggested. I was fortunate enough to be blessed with fast hands.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:58 AM   #3
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LIFT WEIGHTS
You can't get fast if you don't lift a lot of weights.
Bicep curls are the best.
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:52 AM   #4
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What??

I agree with TheRock49. You can also use small hand weights when shadowboxing (up to 2kg per weight).
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:54 AM   #5
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i use 1kg weights when shadow boxing
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:04 PM   #6
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I've used 2kg weights for about 2/3 months when shadow boxing and my hand speed is noticably quicker. Some people say that it upsets your timing, but it hasn't affected mine.

Another advantage of shadow boxing with weights is that it helps keep your hands up.
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:09 PM   #7
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hasnt messed up my timing either
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:35 PM   #8
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it doesn´t mess up your timing. You do get faster.
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:52 PM   #9
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Bands, dumbells, heavy gloves, all are suggested. I was fortunate enough to be blessed with fast hands.
....and a big head
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I was hardly bragging, prick.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:54 PM   #12
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I was watching some early Pacquiao fights yesterday and noticed how much his hand speed has improved in his recent fights.

I was wondering what techniques Roach uses to do this?
I've seen some using like a resistance band, do these work?
I have the opposite problem, my hands are fast but whenever I hit someone it just buzzes them instead of really hurting them.
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Old 12-25-2008, 03:25 PM   #13
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I have the opposite problem, my hands are fast but whenever I hit someone it just buzzes them instead of really hurting them.
didnt you say in another thread you were pretty strong?
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:42 PM   #14
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I was watching some early Pacquiao fights yesterday and noticed how much his hand speed has improved in his recent fights.

I was wondering what techniques Roach uses to do this?
I've seen some using like a resistance band, do these work?
underwater punching as far as i know is the best way
there is no tension on the shoulders so you can throw relaxed punches because your arms r floating and the resistance against the punch is perfect
slightly heavier gloves would also help when you are doing bagwork
you can also do explosive torso twist excercises on a cable machine
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:49 PM   #15
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Added to the physical things mentioned above, my trainer once told me something that made so much sense...

"Think about speed."

If you think about being fast and having speed, you can improve your speed. Some people are naturally inclined to punch fast, while others have to be a little more conscious of it to improve speed. Like for example...if you walk at a certain pace and your buddy walks at a faster pace, if you think about walking as fast as him you can do it, even though your natural tendency is to walk a little slower.
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