Lead foot when throwing lead hook

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  1. JoalBoxing

    JoalBoxing New Member Full Member

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    Do you turn your lead foot when throwing your lead hook?
     
  2. MAD_PIGE0N

    MAD_PIGE0N Maccabee Full Member

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    It's the proper way of doing it.
     
  3. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If you want to put your hips into a hook and not blow your knee out, I suggest you turn your lead foot.
     
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  4. JoalBoxing

    JoalBoxing New Member Full Member

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    But a lot of pros not turning their in their fight. Or even in the bagwork, they plant their feet
     
  5. MAD_PIGE0N

    MAD_PIGE0N Maccabee Full Member

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    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.
     
  6. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Then don't turn your lead foot.
     
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  7. mirexxa

    mirexxa Heavyweight Champ Full Member

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    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
     
  8. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    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?
     
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  9. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Well-Known Member Full Member

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    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
     
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  10. MAD_PIGE0N

    MAD_PIGE0N Maccabee Full Member

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    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.
     
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  11. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Well-Known Member Full Member

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    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.
     
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