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    Dppapi08 is offline In Orientation
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    practice keeping your wrist stiff so you can deliver a straight punch and not hurt your self i did that in a MMA match and it would of caused me the fight it it was the 1st or 2nd round.. luckly it happened in the 3rd. also beat a bag it helps alot!


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    Brago63 is offline Warming Up
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    in my opinion just do Full Body Workouts and yull eventaly get power and speed weather you want to or not.look the mucles you have to build to get a harder punch are these mucle group-1,your chest and your arm muscles so your fist get more power and endurense of the upper body.2,your abs,hips,entire back for even more power and just plian endurence for the entire body.3,your gluts and finalaly your legs for more power and endurence for your lower body

    you see a punch is not just performed by just your arm or just your legs or even just your hips it is the act of useing your entire body to deliver a good,powerful proper punch

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    Smex is offline Warming Up
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt182 View Post
    He has a point, but i think you were asking for a particular muscle and that would be the mighty serratus anterior

    Pay attention to it and watch the digits appear on your ribs and in know time youll be able to punch the hardest of bricks

    thnx alot for that advice matt, ive been workin on that for a few months now and i rlly grew some fat wings there. my punches have become alot stronger now from working those.
    btw everyone else's advice is greatly appreciated. ive been taking all of it to heart, especially rotating the hips and using your entire body from the legs and up, it rlly does contribute to a stronger punch, and its given me a huge boost in performance whenever i box with my friends. i can throw some heavy swings at a much faster rate and intensity than the last time i put up this post. now im just trying to work on my stamina so that i dont get as tired by the time a round is nearing its end

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    matt182 is offline Needs to Deload
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    great to hear!

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    tribal is offline Third Set
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    This topic is one of those you tend to see in several forums. Have you ever watched the rocky films where he would go round chasing a chicken and jog for a mile or two? Then the punching bag,press-ups etc? In martial arts the full hour workout before you start on the moves involves a full bodyweight workout (no targeting of specific muscles).

    There is some talk about absolute strength and speed strength but it would be best for you to talk to your coach/instructor.

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    LeiYunFat is offline We are all one
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    If your mechanics in throwing a punch are good, you will punch harder from gaining total body strength/bringing up your weak points. Just like throwing a baseball or what have you.

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    Millhouse340 is offline Warming Up
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    Remember punching power is acceleration.

    Acceleration = Power or Speed = Power

    With that being said....having a strong core helps by using weights, but technique is where it all is. Sold footwork,with solid punching technique will give you that power punch. When training weights for striking power make sure you use full body core excercises and get away from isolation.

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    mun3t is offline In Orientation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smex View Post
    like what the title says, which muscles does someone have to build inorder to punch harder/faster?
    you should train most of all your Forearms cause forearms give you more Power and with strenght from the biceps you will Punch Harder and also train your Hip Flexor so that your Hooks will get More Power

    Train your Whole arm but specialy the Forearms and the Biceps

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    fit4life1976 is offline Third Set
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    Good punching technique gives you heavy punches. Try working out on focus pads, they will help you a lot, especially with your balance.

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    tonymcclellan is offline Super Moderator
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    Quote Originally Posted by mun3t View Post
    you should train most of all your Forearms cause forearms give you more Power and with strenght from the biceps you will Punch Harder and also train your Hip Flexor so that your Hooks will get More Power

    Train your Whole arm but specialy the Forearms and the Biceps
    Maybe if you want to give a crushing handshake after a fight.


    Otherwise there is no carryover to what you're saying...sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mun3t View Post
    you should train most of all your Forearms cause forearms give you more Power and with strenght from the biceps you will Punch Harder and also train your Hip Flexor so that your Hooks will get More Power

    Train your Whole arm but specialy the Forearms and the Biceps
    This is so wrong in so many ways. And yet I hardly understand what you're saying.

    p.s. Check the dates on threads. You brought up like a thread that had died 6 months ago.

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    ive just read this briefly...

    but alot of blokes are saying "good form / mechanics etc" lead 2 heavy punches...

    i agree with this 100%!... if you train the movement rather then the muscles around it... thats how u increase strenght... as the saying goes "u master a technique once u have done it 10,000 times".... boxers believe (and i agree) that the power for a punch begins from the ground up... if you have the correct punching technique aswell as putting the hip behind it.. you punches should already be fairly heavy...

    also the physics formula Force = Mass X Accel. the speed of your punch counts just as much as the weight that is behind it...

    ive been doing martial arts for 11 years and in my opinion these are the basics behind a heavy punch....

    hope it helps mate

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    SmithMachine is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    howdy aussieboy welcome to the forum this thread is really old and dont think the guy that made it checks back here any more.

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    An 8-10 lb sledge hammer, a big ass tire, a stopwatch, and a large amount of testicular fortitude. Hit the tire.....alot. Once you get your form right, this will add power to your strikes, hands down. It works everything.

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    I think you should forget about body building and think more about technique. Obviously weight will make a difference, but a good punch starts in the toes and moves through the body in order to effectively delivery force.

    Work on a heavy bag... you'll develop the muscles you need AND the technique.

    alleycat

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