Having better balance- back straight or hunched over

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  1. Davidalat21333

    Davidalat21333 New Member Full Member

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    The title says it. For better balance, is it best to maintain proper upright posture (chest up, spine straight, shoulders in sockets, chin down.) or should you roll your shoulders forward, and hunch your back? Mike Tyson did this a lot as I see other boxers, but is there any advantage to either in terms of balance?I have poor balance, and need tips. Not currently under a coach at the moments due to covid 19.
     
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    Davidalat21333 New Member Full Member

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    If anyone can help, I will greatly appreciate it.
     
  3. Likethembigroundchunky

    Likethembigroundchunky New Member Full Member

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    It depends entirely on the person AND want you are looking to acheive.

    Gennady Golovkin has great balance, he rolls his shoulders forward but he almost always keeps his body centred over a reasonably wide stance. It promotes an attacking, forward falling style but also great movement with the ability to go backwards.

    Mayweather would have quite a wide stance but be upright in nature, switching to a closed stance in defence (to lean his head away from the attack). Having an upright stance also allows him a full range of motion when bending forward to duck.

    Tyson would come in crouched to a) stay low and b) to spring forward into punches - the downside is that he put everything into his punches and if you miss youre going to be off balance.

    So what style are you?

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    Balance ability is natural but you can improve it. Normally its a weak core or otherwise muscle imbalance so try Yoga, i promise you you'll see improvement within a couple of weeks.
     
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