In Boxing: Power= Speed X Force
Every day I wake-up early in the morning at five, get fresh, carry my bag (kits) and head towards my training center—DNA Level C Boxing Club. It has been my daily schedule since past couple of months. Why? I am a boxer.
I regularly practice boxing and moreover, I am focusing on my punches these days. My coach, who I prefer to call Guru, gave me few tips to meditate on in order to improve my punches. I truly respect his instructions because I found it more humanistic than mechanical. It is a kind of assignment for me that I will be practicing and meditating throughout my boxing career and living throughout my life.
Right punch practice begins with right preparation—mentally and physically. Get yourself at ease and always think like a boxer—master a skill and conquer the self. This is the first step on the course being champion. “Champion is not made. It is a title hard earned by you and that hardness strictly begins from this very point.”
Wrap your hands properly with bandages, gauze, tape or any other padding. But, wrap it like a winner, a professional. Use appropriate size of gloves while sparring. It is good to use 14-16 oz gloves for training.
Boxing demands acute concentration. The sport is all about timing, accuracy and speed. A well timed punch with accuracy and speed is better than 20 unnecessary punches thrown against opponent. Every punch misfired challenges your endurance and stamina.
“Remember, it is not your opponents or multiple rounds that keep you away from title. An acute concentration is a real distance between you and the glory.”
Develop punching power:
Power is the product of speed and force. Practice makes a man perfect and practice can increase your speed. And, punching power is directly associated with speed. More the speed more is the power.
Speed is not everything that will improve your punching power. It should be well backed by timing and accuracy. Boxing is not just about hitting people. It is about hitting the opponent at right spot in right time. So, always keep three things in mind—timing, accuracy and speed.
Concentration for accuracy:
Practicing boxing with heavy bag is nothing but pseudo fight. Visualize your opponent in the bag. Aim the punches in various body parts of the opponent. Throw your punches around the imaginary head height of the opponent. Do not affix yourself at one point while throwing punches. Give moment to your body and do not forget that you are hitting a real opponent not just a plain heavy bag.
Moreover, your firm stance is equally essential for power punch. Keep your feet slightly wide than your shoulder width. The gap might lessen while landing series of punch so maintain balance with your body.
Secret of right hand and left hook:
Your hip is vital while boxing. Throw your right punch and the whole body rotates with the punch. The knuckle should land perfectly like a flash on your opponent. This will limit the damage on your hand. The same theory will play key role with left hook. Pivot your body properly after every shot.
The back foot pivots your body while throwing right hand against your opponent and the front foot does the same while charging with a left hook. Pivoting movement will generate momentum in the hip delivering more punching power.Thanks to Guru and thanks to DNA Level C Boxing Club.