Elbow pain when throwing a straight left from southpaw stance

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  1. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    I am shadow boxing and self training. I will join a proper gym soon.

    I am naturally right handed and prefer to train orthodox. But i have been experimenting fighting southpaw. When i hit the heavybag in a southpaw stance, i can throw hard straight lefts from a southpaw stance. I have naturally very quick hands (previous guys i sparred with a few years ago were shocked by how quick my hands were). So i figured i will be even more dangerous in a southpaw stance due to my natural handspeed.

    My only issue is that when i am shadow boxing in a southpaw stance and i throw an overhead left or a straight left and fully extend my elbow, my elbow hurts. When i am shadow boxing orthodox, and throw a straight right with full elbow extension, it doesn't hurt.

    Is this switch hitting worth it or is it a fools errand? Anyone experimented with switch hitting? If so, did you struggle to master a straight left from southpaw stance?
     
  2. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his ├žock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

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    You've probably aggravated it (whether due to bad form since you're not as used to southpaw, or unrelated trauma outside the ring); don't throw anymore until you see an ortho.
     
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  3. Rockin1

    Rockin1 Member Full Member

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    Make sure that you're turning the shot over properly.

    By not turning the shot over your putting a whole lot of pressure in your elbow.
     
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  4. Rockin1

    Rockin1 Member Full Member

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    Bronco McCart was a converted south paw.

    I wish that I had known that while working with him.

    His hook would leave me ringing for a while.

    He was one sharp fighter.
     
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  5. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    thanks. If i don't do it for 2 days, it completely goes away. So i will avoid it for the time being.
     
  6. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Ah this makes sense. I think its a technique issue. I will focus on it. Thanks.
     
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