Do you plant both heels before throwing the next punch?

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  1. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I've noticed both Iron Mike and Smokin' Joe did more than a little jumping off their feet when throwing the hook, too. It seems to have worked, as I think it was one of those flying hooks that floored Ali.
     
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    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Boxing is a fascinating activity. There are tried and true techniques, perfect form, and some guys get very close to that and are very successful. Other guys, for a variety of reasons, adapt and find a way that works for them and also find great success.

    But that leads to confusion. When you try and copy a guy that has success with his own interpretation of boxing and you don't have the same physical skills to the same degree, or, more importantly, don't understand what he was thinking or seeing when he made adaptations...
     
  3. scrap

    scrap Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Your stance should be your walking Gait, Interestingly your Hips move up and down, side to side 6 degrees to protect the Coccyx, your centre of Gravity. Same as the Ankle, where the knee only moves 3 degrees. So 6 plus 6 plus 3 is 15 degrees your walkin g gate your natural balance, Hope this Helps.
     
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    im sparticus Durable Full Member

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    A hook thrown at short range can be thrown with both feet planted. If your lead foot is offset already and at the right angle then you will get enough rotation in the hips and having both feet planted to ground your bodyweight into the shot more.
     
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    scrap Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Then do great damage to your ACL,oh Dear.
     
  6. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    What you want to do when throwing punches is to transfer your weight.
    So if you are throwing a right straight, you would plant your left foot and raise your right foot´s heel. Meaning you are transferring your weight from the back leg to the front.
    With the left hook you would be lifting your left foot´s heel while sitting down on the right foot.



    The video OP posted sums it up nicely. Of course there is a lot more that goes into a proper punch(hips and so) but that´s a whole other story.

    You need to transfer your weight from point A to B. Point B has to be stable to catch the weight, otherwise there won´t be much power.