The weight thing will give you speed. But power is a little more complicated. Try having someone hold a heavybag still and try to move the bag with your punches, but remember to keep your form.
Great advice man. That does make a lot of sense to me. I'd imagine laying on a weight bench and throwing the ball up and catching it with the same hand would work too. Cool. Thanks a lot!kami22 said:Hey Jay,
One great way to improve punching power is to take a smaller medicine ball (around 15.lbs would be good, or for a bigger guy maybe 20-30), stand in your fighting stance, and throw the ball, pushing it forward in the same motion you would throw a punch. (Don't know if that makes any sense) This can be done with both the jab and the straight. I suppose you could do it for the hook, but that would be harder. This is supposed to develope explosive power, because unlike with lifting weights, you're not reaching a point and then stopping your motion. You're pushing through the whole motion, so it's more like a punch in that there is something of an explosive force moving outward from your body. Hope that makes sense. Also, it helps if you have one of those rubberized medicine balls, because that way, you can do it in front of a wall and it'll bounce back to you.
Hope that helps!
And, yes, weighted gloves (or punching with weights in your hands) is great for improving speed. Another sure bet is the rhythm/speed bag. A great tool for improving hand speed and reaction time.
Lol, you better not miss.:laugh:JAYBOZ said:Great advice man. That does make a lot of sense to me. I'd imagine laying on a weight bench and throwing the ball up and catching it with the same hand would work too. Cool. Thanks a lot!
haha nice. but then again maybe i should now and then. great way to learn how to take punches!bill1234 said:Lol, you better not miss.:laugh: