Can stronger muscles lead to better punching power?

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  1. iloverachel

    iloverachel New Member Full Member

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    While its certainly true that large muscles can slow a boxer down and can make punches weaker due to less speed/acceleration, theres also lots of boxers who have huge muscles, and also punch extremely hard, e.g. Tyson, Foreman, Joshua

    I guess too much bulk would not be good, but functional strength and power while remaining lean could aid a lot in punching harder.

    Technique is obviously more important, but which muscle groups do you think when developed, can lead to stronger punches?

    I was thinking, shoulders (can lead to more pop and shoulder snap when punching), and legs (power is generated from the legs), and also a strong torso for a quick rotation.
     
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  2. VVMM

    VVMM Well-Known Member Full Member

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  3. titanic

    titanic Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You just answered all your questions :p
     
  4. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

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    only ever so slightly

    it wouldnt be noticeable
     
  5. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Dude, what the ****ing ****? So many muscles go into punches and with different punches you get drastically different involvement. To list them would be an absolute mother****er. Boys have penises and girls have vaginas.
     
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    fistsof steel Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The Great Fighters over the Years were born with that gift...It's Genetic thing Just like Great Chin's.!!!
     
  7. reckless

    reckless Active Member Full Member

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    Of course they can. There's a reason why heavyweights hit harder than middle weights.
     
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  8. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Hell yeah!!! When I started full body weight training I noticed a huge difference in my punching power
     
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  9. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

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    Besides Golovkin
     
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  10. wutang

    wutang Active Member Full Member

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    I think it depends on the fighter. From my own experience putting on muscle made me slower and punch with less momentum, then again, maybe I had more power but less snap, I certainly didnt feel as explosive. I guess it depends how you generate power.
     
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  11. Southpawology

    Southpawology Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Technique trumps all for punching power

    muscles mean little, look at Timothy Bradley, then look at Nasim Hamed
     
  12. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    My muscles and strength have declined getting older, my punching power massively too... I guess that speaks for itself.
     
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  13. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If you want to develop punching power, train like a male gymnast. Those guys have insane flexibility and strength in their upperbodies, especially the shoulders/traps/forearms areas.
     
  14. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    I would suspect Hafnor Bjornsson would wreck a punch machine with or without any technique. Rip it from its hinges anyway, lol.
     
  15. Geo1122

    Geo1122 Active Member Full Member

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    Measuring punching power is really no different to measuring power. You’re literally talking physics.

    Force/Weight/Speed and all that jazz. Stick them into an equation.

    the best way to talk about muscle in this regard is to compare it to a car. By adding muscle you’re adding bhp, giving it more power. However, as a result you’ve also given it more weight, which has now reduced the acceleration. In boxing you’d call this ‘pop’.

    This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re weaker one way or the other, because it all depends on what you’re trying to hit. Or in science terms, where you’re trying to transfer that energy that you’ve generated.

    Wilder’s seen as the biggest puncher today. However, because of his lack of weight/muscle I’d wager that he’s not even in the top 10 for generating power punches to the body.
     


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