Boxing Technique Builder | How To Develop A Stronger Hook For Boxing

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    This vid show how to throw a hook correctly, is this how this punch is shown to boxers when start learning their trade? Ray Leonard was in Simon Brown`s gym when Brown was a young fighter and Ray showed him how to throw the hook with all his weight, who threw a better hook Ray or Brown and which fighters threw hooks as shown in this vid?
     
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  2. Songshadow

    Songshadow Dogged & Relentless Full Member

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    This is more of a body development question than just swing an arm.
    For the power you are looking for a person needs to build up the back, and mid drift muscles.
    Sit on a bench, lock your feet to the ground, lean back flat, and twist your torso: slow to build, and fast to reduce.

    When you get good at that, hug a weight plate to your chest, and twist again.
    Next, hold your dumbbells: elbows at your sides, and dumbbells touching your shoulders, and twist some more.
    There are cable weights that will help building up your twisting muscles.

    Do not neglect your back muscles; you will need to build them up, and make them stronger too!

    Once you get in top shape do me a favor: try not to kill anyone out there!
     
  3. beewood

    beewood New Member Full Member

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    The reward boxers get for good technique is power. Good technique requires balance, timing, synchronization and breathing. The left hook is a difficult punch to master, take your time to learn it correctly. When learning a new technique always start slowly and try to get the key elements rather than just looking for power, you will surprise yourself at how power can be generated simply by correct form and without gritting your teeth, holding your breath and excess tension of muscles. Once you master this then your on your way to putting combinations together in a fast flowing manner that will conserve your energy, meaning you can do more rounds and deliver power when required.
     
  4. wucking fasted

    wucking fasted Anthony Joshua - the Bob Sapp of boxing Full Member

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    The way I learned to left hook was focusing entirely on my weight distribution of my feet.
    I have been boxing on and off for about 15 years, but I am not a trainer so feel free to not follow the advice below!
    Get in stance in front of the bag, and don't move your feet (I stand quiet square on as a boxer)

    Practice having about 70% of your weight on your left foot, and then transfer all of it to your right foot.

    Just practice this weight transfer over and over. It doesn't have to be a dramatic movement just shifting your weight side to side.

    When you have this sorted put your left arm almost locked in a hook position, and do the weight transfer to your right foot.
    I guarantee it will be a hard and fast hook.

    After that you can put a bit of twist in
     
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  5. beewood

    beewood New Member Full Member

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    Another little tip for the left hook is to time your punch to hit the target at exactly the same time that the heel of your rear foot hits the floor as the weight transfer is completed.
     
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  6. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Have you got a video to show what you mean by this? Do you mean like lying down with the back flat on the bench (like horizontally) or back in a right angle? Then I take it I turn to the right? Fast to reduce what? Slow to build power?

    Sorry for being brain dead
     
  7. Songshadow

    Songshadow Dogged & Relentless Full Member

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    Lay across the bench with your back up in the air. The two biggest muscles in your whole body are the glutes, and the traps.
    That's the gluteus maximus and the trapezius.

    Concentrate on the muscle you are working when you are doing your exercising. If your mind is way out in left field you won't be developing the muscle the way you want.

    If you know how to throw your weight into your punches make sure it is a short hook, or a short jab. If you try to use the full length of your arm when you throw your weight into a punch you could go off balance, and fall down if you miss. These short arm punches are best used for a body shot. You twist your torso, and put your weight into it right before you release your punch. It's a one, two, three motion. When you get it right you will hear your opponent scream.
     
  8. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I was taught to bend down, keep the knees bent, grind my right heel down into the ground as hard as I can while actually stepping with and into the hook. In other words, for maximum power (say, when the opponent is already hurt and you can get away with this kind of bomb), follow through with your leading leg (which means you'll move it in the direction of the hook). No jumping or leaping or even lunging, the left leg follows naturally.
     
  9. Songshadow

    Songshadow Dogged & Relentless Full Member

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    I agree, stepping in while you deliver a punch is how to throw your weight into it.
     
  10. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    I was always tought to follow through with the hook because if you miss with it you’ve still got a chance of clipping your opponent with the elbow.
     
  11. Songshadow

    Songshadow Dogged & Relentless Full Member

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    That's only when you miss on purpose.
     
  12. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You jab, then step in with the right hand. Miss or hit with the right, you instantly have the perfect chance to deliver a perfect hook. With the jab you step in with the left foot, once the foot lands you have perfect grounding for the right. The right leg moves forward a bit after throwing the right (follow through) and as you correct your balance you just forcefully stomp your right heel down through the ground as you throw the hook. Perfect leverage, a potentially annihilating combination for anybody (except Howard Davis Jr. I guess or Slappy Maxie lol).
     
  13. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It all starts at the feet, especially the hook. To generate the most power you gottaplant and snap off your toes and pivot off the lead foot. Go watch a video of Tommy Morrison. That's how you hook.
     
  14. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Watch the hook that knocked Ali down in the FOTC. That's how you hook bay-beeeeeeeeee.
     
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