Sledgehammer workout

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  1. CrouchStanceBoxing

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    5 rounds, 3 mins round lenght every day with sledgehammer as a workout?
    Would that improve my punch in 6 months?
    I heard story that Earnie Shavers, the hardest punchers in boxing history did this because he chopped all trees around and didn't have more trees to chop so his trainer Archie Moore brought him sledgehammer and a tractor tire.
     
  2. viru§™

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    It's a nice little story, but No. Practicing punching will improve your punching.
     
  3. CrouchStanceBoxing

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    Are you sure?If I punch corectly would that help my strenght gain?
     
  4. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It would help you punch harder.
     
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  5. CrouchStanceBoxing

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    Thank you.
    Would that ruin my hands haha?
    I mean grip and you know because I need my hands for work.
     
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  6. CrouchStanceBoxing

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    Anyone else, what's your opinion?
     
  7. MAD_PIGE0N

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    Will that improve your power - it will. Will that make you powerful puncher - it's personal, depends if you have it or not. It's a good exercise not only for the punches, but your body and conditioning it. How long you should do it per day, how often per week and how much time it'll take to give you significant results - again, it's personal. You should be able to decide for yourself after some time of practice. At some point, you'll get used to the number of repetitions and you'll need to increase it.
     
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  8. CrouchStanceBoxing

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    Thank you so that means that 1 year of doing that 20 daily every day would make me powerful?
     
  9. MAD_PIGE0N

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    Every form of exercising will improve you - one will make you faster, other stronger, third with better endurance... A punch always starts from the legs, so better don't rely only on sledgehammer working.
     
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  10. CrouchStanceBoxing

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    I think that sledgehammer works legs too?
    But anyway tnx for advice.
     
  11. MAD_PIGE0N

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    Nah, minimum impact on your legs. Great one on the upper body. You can do sprints, lungs and for the legs if you don't want gym ones. There's another thing you can do - take similar to the karate's zenkutsu dachi, but bend your forward leg to 90 degrees in the knee and do the same for the back leg, then start walking without uplifting, I mean the legs stay in this 90 degrees position. This is a leg killer exercise with your own body weight. I wanted to find you a photo of the stance I am talking about, but for some reason I can't find. Hope this description is clear enough.
     
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  12. CrouchStanceBoxing

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    Thank you very much.
    I heard that hardest punchers did sledgehammer workout and that improved their punch.
     
  13. MAD_PIGE0N

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    Maybe they all did, it is a common fighter (and not only) exercise, but this wasn't the only thing they did for that purpose.
     
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  14. CrouchStanceBoxing

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    Some did rowing for gaining power too.
     
  15. Storm-Chaser

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    Very common misconception -----> Foreman punched substantially harder than Shavers. Some people feel the need to diminish Foreman's accomplishments and they typically start with Earnie Shavers being a better puncher. It's all hogwash.

    Using an axe is more satisfying, just cut down a nearby tree and section it every three feet. I actually do this with an 8lb splitting maul and it's a full body workout, so yes, I would highly recommend you do it.
     
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