pivot front foot when throwing lead hook

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  1. rizky White Belt

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    Sometimes i saw a fight video and slow it down. And why i rarely see fighters pivoting on their front foot when they were throwing left hook?
     
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    Pivoting in itself doesn't do anything for the punch. You pivot (or don't) on punches because you turn your hips and upper body and if you don't pivot your planted foot might decrease the power by not moving unlike the rest of the body.

    How far you have to pivot depends on your stance, body, the punch your through, the style you throw it as and whether you think pivoting less might be worth it even if it slightly decreases the power of your punch.

    Hitting the opponent at 90% might still be better than not hitting him at all because your pivot telegraphs the shot or because he makes you miss and you are ina bad positiong because of the pivot.

    An elite fighter obviously know when to do it and when not to do it and you see it not just with pivoting but with many things liek Pacquiao leaning or other things that might not be textbook.
     
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    ludwig talks about pivoting or lack thereof of the the lead leg in a lead hook here



    ive seen other people echo similar sentiments
     
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