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Old 12-25-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default Anyone have light feet?

Whenever I am boxing or sparring I notice my feet are pretty fast but they also seem incredibly light. For example, when I get hit, my feet seem to move out of balance( not the KO way). It's like there isn't any weight or balance in them when I am throwing punches. Honestly I have good power (enough to hurt really well) but it seems to me is that when I punch most of my power comes from my back and chest while my legs are as always either light or off balance. Is there any workouts or methods to put more into my legs?
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Old 12-25-2008, 03:23 PM   #2
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maybe you over extend punches? your balance could suck? try sitting on your punches...or talking to a trainer
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Old 12-25-2008, 03:36 PM   #3
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maybe you over extend punches? your balance could suck? try sitting on your punches...or talking to a trainer
I tried sitting on my punches during sparring but in fights you can't think or at least I can't because I get too nervous.
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Old 12-25-2008, 04:20 PM   #4
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repetition will conquer that problem
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:18 PM   #5
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Default Re: Anyone have light feet?

Actually, now that you brought it up, I feel like I have to much weight in my feet. I mean I move around the ring and sit square and maneuver and all that great, but I dont "feel" light at all... how do you get the feeling?

(I dont mean to try and steal your tread, its just never been brought up or strongly to my attention untill now. Good thread Scorpion)
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:59 PM   #6
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you dont wanna be square, i had that problem too [moving sluggishly]. is your back foot on it's toes? I bet you it's not [for the most part]
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:41 PM   #7
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I always have my backfoot (right) on my toes and my front (left) flat.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:53 PM   #8
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i dunno dude try talking to a trainer or do footwork or agility drills
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Actually, now that you brought it up, I feel like I have to much weight in my feet. I mean I move around the ring and sit square and maneuver and all that great, but I dont "feel" light at all... how do you get the feeling?

(I dont mean to try and steal your tread, its just never been brought up or strongly to my attention untill now. Good thread Scorpion)
Well, it's as if my legs aren't able to stay on the ground, like even when I throw my hardest punches it feels like all the power is coming from my back. I have to REALLY sit down on my punches to lose that lightness. It's a problem because my style is mostly on speed but when I get hit my legs just get pushed out of position from the force.
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i dunno dude try talking to a trainer or do footwork or agility drills
LOL speed isn't the problem at all, it's balance and strength.
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:32 PM   #11
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maybe you need to strengthen and condition your legs better. like squats and leg lifts and things of that nature may help.
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it could be improper technique
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:59 PM   #13
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it could be improper technique
Could be but I also have skinny small feet, and I don't think it's technique, even when I get hit while I am in proper position my feet move to when my head gets shaken.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:00 PM   #14
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Actually now that I think about it, I mostly box on my tip toes.
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:07 PM   #15
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Probably to do with your stance, standing to square, taking big steps, etc.
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