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Old 09-25-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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Default My jab is shit!

I'm all arms and i'm too stiff. Just cant seem to loosen up. Dont worry i'm not expecting any magic answers from u guys. Just wanted to get it off my chest cos it pisses me off.
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: My jab is shit!

I was the same and spend every day shadow boxing and jabbing the bag in time you will start to feel more confortable. just pop the jab what ever you do should it be walking round the house to taking a shit it will come.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: My jab is shit!

The amatuer style of being side on makes it hard to put any power into your jab.

Boxing with your shoulders slightly more square on will allow more rotation on the jab but the trade off is you are a bigger target.
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:18 PM   #4
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How long have you been boxing?

It can take months if not years to build up a good jab,
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:11 PM   #5
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Cheers guys. I've been hitting bags on and off and going to a boxing on and off for a couple of yrs, only started taking it seriously a couple of months ago. I wont be able to compete tho cos of my lenses. Im blind without them
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:49 AM   #6
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When you are on the bag do 3 rounds of jabs per session.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:28 AM   #7
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Start everything you do in shadow boxing, pads and bagwork with a jab, and make sure your coach is watching you. When the technique is right then you start making it snappier, it takes a long time.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:08 AM   #8
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Start everything you do in shadow boxing, pads and bagwork with a jab, and make sure your coach is watching you. When the technique is right then you start making it snappier, it takes a long time.
Thats the problem, my coach is shit
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:22 AM   #9
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Thats the problem, my coach is shit
Find a new one then.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:35 AM   #10
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Find a new one then.
Thats a very good idea
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:15 PM   #11
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How is your stance? Where do you hold your lead hand?

I hold mine where my thumb is on my cheek and the knuckle of my index finger is on the outside of my eyebrow.

The power on the jab comes from the snap on the end of it, so keep the target at the end of the punch, and keep it crisp.

I think of it like a snake ready to strike, it snaps straight out from the shoulder, then recoils right back to position.

If you want to increase the force behind it, step into it with the back foot pushing forward.
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:37 PM   #12
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I hold my hand slightly lower. Cant give you an exact place as its costantly moving but its around my nose.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:27 PM   #13
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Strait out bro, no chicken wingin'
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:32 AM   #14
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dont practise jabbing hard all the time, start of practising a loose jab with proper technique and build up to a hard fast jab
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:20 AM   #15
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Cheers guys. I've been hitting bags on and off and going to a boxing on and off for a couple of yrs, only started taking it seriously a couple of months ago. I wont be able to compete tho cos of my lenses. Im blind without them
Save up and get laser treatment for your eyes, it's quite cheap nowadays.
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