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  1. antman is offline

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    Without seeing you relax you shoulders... If your getting a headache I'm guessing you are taising and tensing your shoulders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satori
    How is your breathing when you throw your techniques? Do you ever find yourself holding your breath, then "whooshing" after you've made contact?
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    Joining this conversation few days late, but...

    meng_mao, do you tend to lean or drive your whole body in the direction of your punch? What I mean is, if you were to throw a hard cross and suddenly the bag were to dissappear, would you nearly lose your balance in the forward direction?

    I used to feel a lot more shock in my whole body because of that tendency. A good boxing coach (Peter Welch) pointed out to me that I was driving forward too much in an attempt to overreach. Once I started to "sit" while thowing a cross, keeping my center of gravity well behind my lead foot, and relying more on torque from my hips, things became much more efficient and less jarring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyZ
    Joining this conversation few days late, but...

    meng_mao, do you tend to lean or drive your whole body in the direction of your punch? What I mean is, if you were to throw a hard cross and suddenly the bag were to dissappear, would you nearly lose your balance in the forward direction?

    I used to feel a lot more shock in my whole body because of that tendency. A good boxing coach (Peter Welch) pointed out to me that I was driving forward too much in an attempt to overreach. Once I started to "sit" while thowing a cross, keeping my center of gravity well behind my lead foot, and relying more on torque from my hips, things became much more efficient and less jarring.
    Peter Welch, wasn't that the boxing coach in TUF1?

    I think I might suffer from the lean, too. When jabbing, I visualize my whole body
    translating toward the bag. But this may amount to just leaning in actuality,
    if the bag were taken away. I don't think I do that on the cross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meng_mao
    Peter Welch, wasn't that the boxing coach in TUF1?

    I think I might suffer from the lean, too. When jabbing, I visualize my whole body
    translating toward the bag. But this may amount to just leaning in actuality,
    if the bag were taken away. I don't think I do that on the cross.
    Most people tend to lean or overextend with their punches, it's a habit that took me a long time to get over and I see pretty much everyone in the muay thai classes doing it. I suggest practicing hitting the bag with a long, quick combo (like 5 punches or so) and do it without pushing the bag. If you start having to chase the bag around, you're probably leaning into your punches.
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    You have an ectomorphic body type, which means that your secondary skeletal bones are slightly different than those of most boxers. To compensate for this adaptive advantage, I suggest you look for a stronger punching structure. Perhaps try a centerline approach like that advocated by Wing Tsun or traditional Okinawan Karate.

    Seriously though, loosen up, you're still-arming your punches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macistani
    You have an ectomorphic body type, which means that your secondary skeletal bones are slightly different than those of most boxers. To compensate for this adaptive advantage, I suggest you look for a stronger punching structure. Perhaps try a centerline approach like that advocated by Wing Tsun or traditional Okinawan Karate.
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    Replace still-arming with stiff-arming and it makes more sense.


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    My sarcasm meter is busted so... you were kidding with him though? Right? Seriously, right? That stuff I quoted was a joke right?
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    Seriously though, loosen up, you're still-arming your punches
    My sarcasm meter is busted so... you were kidding with him though? Right? Seriously, right? That stuff I quoted was a joke right?
    Come on, dude...next time he'll have to add a smiley after every bit of dry humor.
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