How to improve your jab

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Henk kader, Jul 6, 2021.

  1. Henk kader

    Henk kader New Member Full Member

    Jan 20, 2021
    How can i improve my jab. I dont think my jab is bad but i want it to be more faster so i can build on my jab. Does anyone know exercises to improve my jab speed.
  2. f1ght3rz

    f1ght3rz ellerbes daddy Full Member

    Jan 31, 2018
    There isn't something like "Jab speed" you can train. You can train hand speed so the speed of your jabs will improve automatically.

    Decent exercises to improve hand and punching speed are
    - Band push ups (band in front of your chest, not behind the back!)
    - Drop down plyo push up
    - Reactive Throws with Medicine Balls

    Also use basic exercises like Floor Press. Important is to try to move the weight as fast as you can (it shouldn't be too heavy). Not too many reps per set. 7 sets, 3 reps , 30 sec rest.
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  3. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    That bit about the elbow at the start is brilliant. I am going to steal that.
    And you are spot on, reducing tension is the key.
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  4. Farshad040

    Farshad040 Member Full Member

    Aug 2, 2014
    Anyone know how to avoid hitting my self in the face with my biceps with I punch?
  5. ecto55

    ecto55 דמוקרטיזציה של השממות האיסלאמיות כעת banned Full Member

    May 28, 2009
    I think you might be doing something wrong technically - its v/hard to say.

    BTW....this sub-forum doesn't get much traffic. Maybe you should start a thread in General (most traffic?).
  6. elmaldito

    elmaldito Skillz Full Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    use your jab more...........dont do any strength training....just learn how to throw every kinda jab there is and throw it as fast as you can at the bag and sometimes as hard as you can. Years of practice and it will get better. Do abs and core. Any strength training will tighten tendons and actually slow you down. You need loose tendons.
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  7. elmaldito

    elmaldito Skillz Full Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    24:20 beat this guy with my jab alone. They feel the power.....thats that.
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  8. James Ash

    James Ash New Member Full Member

    Jul 31, 2021
    If your form is good then the way to improve speed is to make sure the muscles are relaxed. If you are relaxed with good form your shots should be good speed and powerful enough. Then it comes down to endurance so my advice would be rounds dedicated purely to jabbing on the heavy bag and double end bag the endurance will maintain the speed thoughout the fight
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  9. Songshadow

    Songshadow Dogged & Relentless Full Member

    Jun 24, 2019
    Research the "Flicker Jab!"