How to improve my jab

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Henk kader, Mar 17, 2023.

  1. Henk kader

    Henk kader New Member Full Member

    Jan 20, 2021
    I am into boxing for little over 2 years now also fought 6 matches(4-2) but my trainers tells my i am an out fighter but i have the feeling that i like a jab that i could utilise in an fight and can create it to one of my best weapons. Do any of you guys know excercises I currently besides boxing training and running, do 3 rounds shadowboxing with resistance 3 with 3lb weights 3 without and 3 with reflex ball and In those excercises I focus on the job but the improvement aint much so does anyone have some advice
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  2. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Don't stand in such a way that your hips and shoulders are square to the opponent. This shortens your reach and makes it really hard to get your shoulder into the jab.
    Don't move your feet when you are learning the mechanics of the punch. When you do start moving your feet, do not step with your lead foot. Push off the back foot.
    Don't lift your elbow at the beginning of the punch. Keep the elbow down until you turn your fist over. That is the pop in the punch.
    Learn how to turn it over.
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  3. Rollin

    Rollin Active Member Full Member

    Nov 17, 2021
    Hard to tell without knowing your stance. Best advice would be to jab a million times untill you are Larry Holmes.

    Remember to throw it from a relaxed state. Remember about the back foot power mechanics for the jab. Add a variety to your jab game: range finders, power jabs, flicker jabs, jab into control, slip jab etc.

    MAD_PIGE0N Maccabee Full Member

    Sep 3, 2022
    It's relevant to tell you how to improve it, as we really can't know your stance, how you usually throw it, your style (the last two because of the variety of jabs)... So it's a basic thing to say: practice it, it's always valid - repetition improves. Maybe even do few sparring rounds when you only try to outbox the other guys only jabbing.
  5. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Do you trust your boxing coaches?

    If no then go to a different gym.

    If yes then raise issue with your coaches, if they are competent then they will give you the correct advice.
  6. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 23, 2020
    It's the hardest punch to improve, believe it or not. I improved it by by nonstop jabbing the heavy bag, two hours on a daily basis.
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  7. The Knox Bull

    The Knox Bull New Member Full Member

    Aug 10, 2022
    Buddy look up different variations of the jab. That is what you are wanting to know. There is a typical jab, inverted jab (jab palm up), stiff jab (left cross), Forward Jabs (stepping in with the jab), Backwards Jab (stepping back with a jab), now with the Backwards Jab you can actually use an -L-jab- and steer your opponent to either side.

    L-Jab - boxer throws typical jab and follows up (whilst the jab hand is still extended) with a slightest, quick push to opponents head to steer them. This technique works best with opponents who like charging you. This is called an L-jab due to the L-shape you make when used correctly.

    I hope this helps give you something to look into. If you would like more info Message me and I can get back with you.