Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by JoalBoxing, Nov 6, 2022.
Do you turn your lead foot when throwing your lead hook?
It's the proper way of doing it.
If you want to put your hips into a hook and not blow your knee out, I suggest you turn your lead foot.
But a lot of pros not turning their in their fight. Or even in the bagwork, they plant their feet
Maybe they turn less sometimes, depending on the position and the speed and power you give to the hook, but again: the only proper way of doing it is by rotating the leg. Yeah, you can do some kind of short and fast hook with no power by taking the foot slightly off the ground and rotate to what's possible for the leg, but that's it.
Then don't turn your lead foot.
Makes no difference you left leg will turn on its own even if you dont do it plus nobody has time to think about that shite during the fight
No it won't. You'll either have no power because the hips aren't involved or your foot will be planted and you'll potentially blow your knee out. It should always be in your head that you lift your heel and turn your leg when you throw a hook.
Who said they do?
Jimmy Tibbs told me years ago to ‘imagine I was putting out a *** butt with the ball of my foot’ when I threw a lead hook. That’s a cigarette stub if you’re an American
It makes all the difference and it's not about thinking, it's about becoming a part of the way you move - just as you walk, you don't think about putting one leg in front of the other, you just do it the proper way.
With some fighters you can hear the floor squeak as they dig their foot into the canvas and rotate it while twisting their hips to gain leverage.