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

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by mark ant, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    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 Death Card Full Member

    Jun 24, 2019
    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!
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  3. beewood

    beewood New Member Full Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    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

    Aug 20, 2010
    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
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2019 at 5:10 PM
  5. beewood

    beewood New Member Full Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    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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