Staying on balls of your feet

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Tariq muhammad, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Tariq muhammad

    Tariq muhammad New Member Full Member

    Jun 25, 2018
    does the cue “stay on the balls of your feet” actually mean lifting your heels off the ground? Or should your feet be flat? when should you be on your toes and when not?
  2. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC Full Member

    May 25, 2015
    My coach always says you should be on your toes slightly so that you can just about slip a sheet of paper under it with no bother.

    When you throw a right hand for example after a jab (1-2) there should be rotation in your back foot and your heel should be slightly off the ground to facilitate that. But only slightly. If your heel goes high off the ground you will lose power in your shots.

    At the end of the day it depends what you’re doing in the ring at the time. Look at videos online as it’s not easy to explain in writing.

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