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Most punching power comes from the muscles in your back contracting while rotating from the hips. You need a strong core and explosiveness to punch hard. Focus on your abdomen, back, and legs. Regular training will strengthen your shoulders and arms a bit, but thats not where all the power comes from.
 

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I always wondered abit about this. To be a big body puncher is there different muscles needed? than say if you were a good puncher to the head. I know alot of power in uppercuts comes from the legs. I wouldnt say you need really muscular arms to be a big hitter, guys with long reach tend to generate alot of power.
 

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yeah what captain obvious said is true. it helps having muscles in your arms, but real punching power comes from core. hooks come from the hips and body.
i've sparred with several kids in my neighborhood with big ass biceps, but couldn't punch to save their lives.
i don't think punching the body is any different from the head.
medicine ball and swinging a sledgehammer at a tire helps. you'll notice it in a few weeks.
 
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