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Old 03-18-2010, 02:07 AM   #1
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thanks for taking a look. the problem is my left hand. when i throw punches whether it'd be a jab or hook i unconsciously twist my wrist. i noticed too late after hitting the heavy bag and noticed that i did it while hitting the mitts as well, and now my wrist is messed up. i know its not a fracture because i can move my wrist around and fingers. think its a sprain but then again, im new at this. its been like this almost a week, haven't hit with much power since then with my left hand with the fear of messing it up even more. im right handed, and have not even been boxing for a month.

what i wanna know is if its common to do that with your non-dominant hand when throwing punches? and how do i correct this, so that i don't have to consciously always be checking that my wrist is straight before i throw something? also if theres any way to help speed up the healing process, i'd be all for it! thanks for the input!!
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:02 AM   #2
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I was gonna make a joke, but since your new I'm just gonna cool out. Anyways, are you wrapping your wrists correctly?
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:44 AM   #3
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You're meant to twist your punch most of the time, it's probably because you lack at this stage the coordination and timing to execute your punches properly. Close your fist completely at the last second and punch with your first two knuckles, that should save you from hurting your wrist.
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:18 PM   #4
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i wasn't using wraps, gonna use my first pair today, i was told they helped with the healing and keeping my wrist straight.

you're probably right lefty, im new at this, but thats also the reason i want to get this problem fixed. dont wanna lose out on the race before i even had a chance to compete. i'll keep in mind what you said when i go to practice later today.
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i wasn't using wraps, gonna use my first pair today, i was told they helped with the healing and keeping my wrist straight.

you're probably right lefty, im new at this, but thats also the reason i want to get this problem fixed. dont wanna lose out on the race before i even had a chance to compete. i'll keep in mind what you said when i go to practice later today.

sounds like you need to learn to wrap your hands properly its very important! also when working on the bag or watever dont worry to much about power or even speed at this stage just get that technique perfected and the power and speed will come
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:02 PM   #6
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Wrap your hands correct mate and work on co-ordination Sounds like this is the problem :/
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:38 AM   #7
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i wasn't using wraps, gonna use my first pair today, i was told they helped with the healing and keeping my wrist straight.

you're probably right lefty, im new at this, but thats also the reason i want to get this problem fixed. dont wanna lose out on the race before i even had a chance to compete. i'll keep in mind what you said when i go to practice later today.
Oh yeah wraps are a must! As someone else said work on your technique and everything else will come to you, it's better to be slow and have good technique rather than vice versa when you're starting out. I think it's natural to want to impress when you start something new, my advice is don't worry about showing how good you are to the people around you, just have your mind focused on improving something each time you go to the gym.
Shadowboxing is great for learning how your body mechanics work, always nice and relaxed, balanced with a focus on footwork and closing your fist at full extension will help lengthen your punches and get you to understand your range. It's always hardest when you first start, keep at it!
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:07 AM   #8
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You weren't wrapping your hands??? Come on brother, you have your answer right there.
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