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Old 02-20-2010, 05:45 PM   #16
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Default Re: Coach says I'm too flat footed

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Do you mean really really on the tip of my toes, or just feet on the ground but more weight on the front of the foot?
Not as much as a ballerina but use just the forefoot, up to the arch. If only the toes were on the ground you might lose balance. With practice, the forefoot will keep your balance.

But remember to have a standard boxing stance by bending your knees slightly. This gives you a bit of a "sitting" position, from which you can throw punches with power and move without falling forward.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:02 PM   #17
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Just practice shadowboxing while being on the balls of your feet and you'll improve.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:11 PM   #18
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HAD THe same problem

learn 2 bounce, solved it for me

if ur big like me prepare for some painful blisters but itll come
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:13 PM   #19
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OH yeah, try moving your feet closer together it kind of forces you on your toes in a way and you can move much faster.
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:08 PM   #20
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skipping makes you light on your feet definitely. Thats the sole purpose and the exercise, and coordination.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:35 AM   #21
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My coach says I'm too flat footed, that I need to be more on the tip of my toes.

I don't really get what he means though. When I try to do it, it seems like I'm always on the border of losing balance.

Anyone have any suggestions or exercises that could help me, it would be very appreciated.
Some boxers are simply flat footed and will never have good balance or feel comfortable fighting on the balls of their feet or their toes.

Being flat footed doesn't mean you can't learn to circle a bit, adjust your guard, learn how to duck, etc...
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:56 PM   #22
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your balance will improve with thime,, being on the balls of your feet allows you to move in and out quicker
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