Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Karkez, Apr 8, 2006.
Start training. The speed, impact, and power of your punch is determained in how you have mastered the skill of you punch and learning to effectively position your weight into it. Practice on a punching bag 4X a week for a few months and then get back to me.
There are many muscles involved in a punch... It is not about training those muscled to be strong/big... It is about cultivating your ability to use all of them together to deliver to most efficient punch.
not sure, but i'd guess its sort of like a bench press manuever. chest and tris is my guess.
from the bottom up. your entire leg (both), abs, obliques, back, chest and arms. punching is all about using your body to hit and focusing all the force you build up into your fist, minimizing the surface of the impact but maximizing the force
actually the opposite, lats and biceps...but, punching speed is about RFD rather than strength
i would imagine a solid core would turn you into a killing machine
if you're really into fighting i'd pick up Martin Rooney's DVDs, Training for Warriors
i would say obliques, lats, shoulders, bi's, tri's, chest...
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and then continue
depends how you punch
what you want to do is turn your whole body so you get more force so that would be some obliques, and pushing which is mainly shoulders and tris im guessin and some back.
It's simple...look at any boxer. Not many have enormous chests, but they have all huge lats and shoulders and a good core. That's what you need.
No, but it accounts for a hell of a lot more than just "training" the muscles you use when you punch.
I have trained in a few forms of martial arts for several years, and if you take anyone who is a newbie to fighting and train them one way (lifting and trying to make the primary muscles used in punching stronger) and another way (teaching them proper technique and how to use body weight to the advantage of the stiker) there will be a big difference in how well each of them fight usually.
Strength and proper muscle development helps, but is not weighted nearly as high as proper technique and execution.
full contact twists
squats, I had a friend who was a boxer, he said a punch comes from your body not your arms. So strong legs and core.
Yup, its core and legs
A good explanation of RFD:
Focus on power rather than strength.
I heard or read somewhere the best exercise to increase your punch power/speed is to punch underwater. Punching with slightly weighted gloves would probably have the same benefits. I think most people will agree punching is mostly technique, therefore hitting a punching bag will definetly increase muscle memory and impact and will definetly change and redefine your punch.
crunking, if you're alll about the 4 inch punch.
the 1 inch punch
i'd say mostly its from your legs, i mean look at tyson back in the day, his legs were huge.
bench press and curl. all day dawg