Feedback appreciated on how to punch harder

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by MAHQ, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. MAHQ

    MAHQ New Member Full Member

    Oct 24, 2015
    Hi all,

    I was initially curious myself, and could not find a lot out there. So I decided to put together a resource on how to punch harder and faster based on what is available/personal experience.

    I'd really like to make the article even better, if anyone can give me any feedback good or bad that would be great.
  2. CST80

    CST80 De Omnibus Dubitandum: Reject The New Normal Staff Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Punch through your target, don't aim at the head aim for something behind the head. People tend to stop when they reach the target, you should think like a missile they don't slow down.
  3. Jacko

    Jacko Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Punch Amir Khan.

    Illusion is as good as reality.
  4. igor_otsky

    igor_otsky Undefeated Full Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    punch like IP man, IP man KOs Tyson in 100000 punches in a sec
  5. Ilesey

    Ilesey ~ Full Member

    Jul 22, 2004
    Shut your eyes and windmill big hayemakers until things around you stop moving.
  6. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Turn your hips then turn your shoulders then let them move your hands.
  7. MVC!

    MVC! The Best Ever Full Member

    Nov 5, 2013
    Turn your punches, use the hips, use the legs.

    Gotta turn your punches
  8. MartyMaar

    MartyMaar Active Member Full Member

    May 13, 2013
    Make a tighter fist also.
  9. Rumple

    Rumple Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    punch through your target not to your target :good, somewhat depends on what punch your talking about but for the most part bend your knees, put one leg in front of the other, pivot on the ball of your foot and turn your body into the punch hips, butt, shoulder, don't turn your punch over till right before impact and try to keep your arm as straight as possible while your punching unless your throwing a hook
  10. Rumple

    Rumple Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    also don't push your punches
  11. Cafe

    Cafe Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    I find that just getting into the mindset that punches come from below (as in your legs, waist, core) rather than your arms so to speak increased my power significantly.
  12. runner_phob

    runner_phob Active Member Full Member

    Oct 13, 2015
    Hire a Russian trainer.
  13. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Here's some practical advice.

    Get hold of Jack Dempsey's book "Championship Fighting". He details in depth how to develop punching power. If you can't learn to punch harder from Dempsey, then you can't be helped ;)
  14. rodney

    rodney Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 16, 2006
    Good stuff. And your arms are just an extension of your body.
  15. latineg

    latineg user of dude wipes Full Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    I did push ups and pull ups and other upper body light resistance training which I am sure helped me hit a lot harder over time along with spending a lot of time hitting the "right" heavy bag with a good routine just about every day.

    The right heavy bag is crucial. Some are hard as rocks, well I haven't been in a boxing gym in 20 years now that I think of it but some used to be as hard as rocks. You don't want to train on a hard one too often with too much force or you will damage and degrade your hands/finger joints before too long. However, you don't want a heavy bag that is too soft without any resistance. You need the resistance to help develop your power over time.

    I ended up buying my own perfect heavy bag and hanging it up in the back of my dads warehouse. You could pound it with your hardest shot and it wouldn't hurt your hand but it was also very solid, heavy and hard to move.

    oh yeah, don't try punching too hard all the time, relax and put in the time and over time if you are hitting a good heavy bag you will start shocking yourself how hard you start hitting.