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Old 03-11-2015, 06:41 AM   #1
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Tommy Hearns didnt seem to need them....or any discernable muscles in his entire leg for that matter.
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:49 AM   #3
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Tommy Hearns didnt seem to need them....or any discernable muscles in his entire leg for that matter.
Yea but I am saying in general not exceptions.
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power = timing + tecnique

for example windmill punches like wilder does have nothing to do with pro boxing
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Yea but I am saying in general not exceptions.
And Im saying in general it doesnt make a difference. Technique and weight gives you power.

Guys with big calves can hit, guys with small calves can hit and vice versa
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Deontay Wilder has punching power, and he has legs like a newborn deer.
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And Im saying in general it doesnt make a difference. Technique and weight gives you power.

Guys with big calves can hit, guys with small calves can hit and vice versa
punching power comes from the force your legs generate up to your fist so it would make sense having big powerful calves improves it.
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It's always helped my game
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Momentum equals velocity times mass, so a punch is going to land with mulitple times the force if you lean your weight into it than if you just punch with your arm, and your legs will help you do that, so your legs can potentially improve your power.
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Momentum equals velocity times mass, so a punch is going to land with mulitple times the force if you lean your weight into it than if you just punch with your arm, and your legs will help you do that, so your legs can potentially improve your power.
I agree
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punching power comes from the force your legs generate up to your fist so it would make sense having big powerful calves improves it.
People misunderstand the old adage "power comes from the legs"

What that means is that you torque your body from your toes up to gain maximum leverage.

It doesnt mean squatting 500lbs will actually add power to your punches.

Traditionally boxers had skinny legs from long jogging and skipping with very little weight training and explosive work.
Things are chamging bit by bit on that front
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mike Tyson has huge calves
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mike Tyson has huge calves
Not really, big thighs yes..calves? meh

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GGG, regular calves

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