Sweet Feet ;) wrote:Thanks alot all the post has been helpful and that website im gonna use for a good while . My coach dont believe in weights he reckons just technique but thats where we disagree i think strength and conditioning benefits as well as knowing how to punch. both go hand in hand i feel
Ross Enamait wrote:Most novices should not worry too much about trying to develop more power with supplemental activities. They should instead dedicate more time to the sport itself. Power isn't just about what you physically possess. You won't be punching a stationary object. Actual punching power is based on your ability to punch an opponent who is also trying to knock off your head.
Technique is obviously important, but you also need to learn how to set up power shots (ex. working behind the jab). You need to learn about distance, timing, punch placement, etc.
Here is a great quote from Cus D'Amato about Tyson's power as a young heavyweight:
"Mike's (Tyson) punch is like an atomic bomb in that it is relative to nature. Both have no value unless you have a means of conveying it to the target. He is boxing-smart."
In summary, focus more time on the sport itself. You can then begin to add bits and pieces as your experience grows. Don't rush into too much supplemental work however. It must not interfere with the actual learning process.
Many novices in today's era spend more time in the weight room than they do in the ring. Meanwhile, there are other kids in Rocky-like gyms who are sparring hard, banging away on the heavy bags and mitts, etc., who are still cleaning house at all the big tournaments.
jkdman81 wrote:Another thing you might want to consider is the fact that punching power especially the knockout out power that everyone want is somewhat genenitic meaning you either have or you don't you can definately train to increase your punching power somewhat but it only can take you so far... Sorry
My advise is focus on training & strengthen your core & keep training your hands(boxing)
Best of luck brother
Will strength and condition increase my punching power by alot
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