So, I finally started boxing

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  1. MURDR63

    MURDR63 Member Full Member

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    Couldn't log on to my old account for some reason, so I had to make a new one.

    I've been wanting to box for a while, and made a thread saying I'd start in two months...well, that two months has come, and I have now been boxing for three weeks.

    I've already improved a lot, especially on my footwork, and I'm slowly getting better each day. I still have trouble with the speed bag, but I'm starting to get the hang of it.

    The gym is really a great environment with some great coaches, and I'd like to think they notice me working hard, which would be good, but I can't be sure.

    Anyways, one thing I have noticed is that when I throw the hook, I think I telegraph it. I'm not so sure, so I'd like to see if I do in a video posted below (sorry for the weird angle, it was the only way to film it). Will take any and all advice, whether it be on any of my punches, my footwork, my overly tucked chin, anything. It's just five 1-1-2-3 combos.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th-YssHX5rs[/ame]
     
  2. Bogotazo

    Bogotazo Amateur Full Member

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    You should extend & snap out your straights fully more, and turn the hook over. Your palm should either be facing the floor, or facing your body; you seem to twist your first at the end weirdly. Try to make sure your back is straight; it looks like you're trying to keep your chin tucked, which is good, but try not to hunch over so much. When your balance is better, you'll be able to pivot on your front foot more, and the hook will come out harder and shorter as you turn your hips into the shot. Remember, the elbow should follow through. Hope that helps.

    It wouldn't hurt to check this out as well:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmAFFvdGc_o[/ame]
     
  3. Matty lll

    Matty lll Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yep you defintely need to fully extend your punches more. You alo seem very tense, try to loosen up, fully extend your punches and aim for speed rather than power.

    Also, Try not to lean in as much when you punch. Keep your body in the same position, rotate your hips and snap the punch all the way out.
     
  4. MURDR63

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    Thanks for the tips guys. And yeah, I haven't been able to get down "snapping" my punches. I don't really know how. I always get told not to push the heavy bag, but even if I try and barely hit the bag or snap my punch, it still swings wildly.
     
  5. Bogotazo

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    Step in with your jab and try to "smack" the bag with your knuckles; explode at the end of the punch, like a snake going for a bite.
     
  6. Matty lll

    Matty lll Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Try to minimise the length of time your fist makes with the bag if that makes sense.

    Just flick the punch out and immediately pull it back as soon as it touches the bag, it should 'spasm' back and forth instead of swinging about as much. You'll know you are doing it right if you hear a loud smack rather than a dull thud.
     
  7. MURDR63

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    Thanks. Also, I've heard that if you do it right, the bag should bend instead of swing...is that true? No matter what I do, I always get a good swing going after I double up the jab.
     
  8. Matty lll

    Matty lll Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What do you mean bend?
     
  9. Fitzgerald90

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    relax loosen up extend your arms fully thats where the power is and put your head up
     
  10. MURDR63

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    People have said that when you snap your punch right, the bag should bend instead of swing (the middle of the back will push pout, while the upper and lower will stay in place, causing it to bend).
     
  11. Matty lll

    Matty lll Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I dont know about that, Maybe its true but I've never noticed.

    The main things to look for to let you know you are snapping your punches is-

    -Rather than swinging about all over the places it should 'spasm' or 'twitch' back and forth. It's obviously gonna swing a bit but not nearly as much.

    -You should be able to hear the chain of the bag as it is twitching very clearly as well

    -You should hear a loud smack rather than a dull thud. This is the most important one.

    and of course the punch will feel a lot faster and sharper. When you punch like this it actually hurts a hell of alot more than when you push punch.
     
  12. Fitzgerald90

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    your trainer should go through this with you when he takes u on the pads
     
  13. MURDR63

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    Haven't done pads yet. I'm a new fighter in a very reputable gym with the #1 prospect in the country in it, so I'm not the highest priority at the moment (and don't expect to be until I can prove myself).
     
  14. Matty lll

    Matty lll Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Also, After watching it again you keep your hands up too high beside your head. Someone could just punch straight through your guard if you have it like that. You should keep your hands beside your chin and when a punch is thrown at you raise them slightly and tuck your head down.

    And it may just be the camera angle.
     
  15. MURDR63

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    Oh, well that's how my trainer was teaching it to me. He was teaching me to keep my hands high, and I trust him, because, well, he's one of the best trainers in the country.
     


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