Is it possible to punch so hard you break your shoulder?

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Farshad040, Jul 11, 2021.

  1. Farshad040

    Farshad040 Member Full Member

    Aug 2, 2014
    Hey. When I throw a hard punch it feels like my arm will break. Is this a sign of high punching power? Or just the way I throw my punch? This is during shadow boxing by the way so I'm not even hitting a bag or anyone. I understand breaking your hand or wrist is normal because they are closer to the hit and absorb it all (I didn't say it was normal to break anything but when it happens it is mostly the hands and wrists. ). But breaking your arm or shoulder is unheard of for me. Also I have a problem when I punch hard my whole body will turn and I will kind of do a 180 almost but I have to stop myself, but i lose my balance in the process and i cant throw hard combinations thus. Should you punch less depending on where you do it and toward other areas harder? sometimes i punch so hard i think theres no way anyone will survive this.
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  2. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Shoulder? No.
    Hand? Most definitely.
  3. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
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    You already should have expert level skills. Skills to be a troll.
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  4. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade Full Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Obviously you just have glass shoulders
    Work on your shoulder game bro.

    Honestly I hate to break it to you but…. it’s a proven fact that glass shoulders actually mean a lack of punch power.

    strengthen the shoulders, increase the power
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  5. Mike_b

    Mike_b Active Member Full Member

    Jul 9, 2020
    Actually I've seen somebody break their collarbone from a punch. I think it was Mayorga vs cotto
  6. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    A young pro fighter from Dallas threw a wild uppercut/hook missed & dislocated his shoulder. His cornerman got it back in place Kid wanted to carry on Doc wouldnt let him lol
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  7. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Just goes to show, never say never :lol:
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  8. testez

    testez Member Full Member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Missing your target a lot also can **** up your shoulders. Ask Vitali K...
  9. StiffJab

    StiffJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    I dislocated my right shoulder in the amatuers when my opponent slipped my straight right. It just came straight out of the socket and made an incredibly loud crunching noise like 2 rocks being ground together. The doctor said he'd only ever seen the injury once before from a shotput thrower (shot putter?)

    The ring side doctor tried to rambo it back in and jacked it bad, now I have a floating piece of bone that snags on occasions now I'm an adult.
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  10. SpeedKills

    SpeedKills Active Member Full Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Breaking? Do you mean tearing? Like a sharp pain in your shoulder? That’s likely a rotator cuff issue. If you are going off balance after you throw a punch it means you need to strengthen the opposing muscles and get used to catching yourself. You can usually feel it when you punch hard. Use it in sparring and you can gauge how hard you hit in reality.
  11. Antsu

    Antsu Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    I was punching my opponent with left hook and he got me before i landed. Something in that getting hit middle of punch ****ed my shoulder I think it take like 4-6 months before it was normal
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  12. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    This thread is pure comedy. “When I shadow box I throw so hard it feels like my arm will break” LMAO.”I punch so hard there is no way anyone can survive it” .

    I don’t know what is funnier, the thread itself or people responding seriously to the thread.
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  13. Rafaman

    Rafaman Active Member Full Member

    Jun 26, 2015
    Last week my friend L (an ex boxer) did this. He is a tradesman and had issues with a developer over quality and withheld payment. The developer sent his younger son to the job site to talk to L. Things got heated and this young guy charged L, L took a step back and threw a straight right, at the very last second he opened his hand so it was more of a slap. The young kid took a knee and was groggy. L's shoulder and traps seized up after. He had to do physio for 2 weeks after still sore because he tried to change trajectory of the punch half way. He was afraid of breaking the kids jaw and ruining his career.