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Do broad shoulders help your shoulder striking ability?

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  1. ImmigrantMentality Banned Banned

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    Jones was doing it beforehand

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    More recently Conor has begun using the technique

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    Both broad shouldered individuals but would someone like Max Holloway be as effective at using this technique

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  2. Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    If only someone taught Phil Davis that technique. He probably would have been the goat..
     
  3. Fox by the Sea Lighthouse Keeper Platinum Member

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    like a big ass helps with farting
     
  4. ConorFacts Banned Banned

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    his left hand is more dangerous
     
  5. MayhemMonkey Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?

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    its more about the angle you create for the strike than how broad your shoulders are imo
     
  6. calisoul Purple Belt

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    Kind of makes sense.
     
  7. KingBeef Black Belt

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    Definitely enhances the sound.
     
  8. Helloevo Orange Belt

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    I was watching the mavs vs clippers yesterday and couldn’t help but wonder how much damage Kawhi could do with his shoulders, Jesus.
     

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    Those things were wide and sharp, it would be like getting hit with an elbow or knee

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  10. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Yeah they do

    Still a pretty small part of the overall clinch game lol

    I love Donald but him breaking to shoulder strikes was really embarrassing
     
  11. felmmando Red Belt

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    Good one. It's Thiago Alves who came to my mind.
     
  12. WhuffieCollector Purple Belt

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    I'd think it doesn't really matter--if the point of the shoulder contacts a bony part of the face it's gonna do a lot of damage.

    Accuracy of the strike and overall core strength (for power in delivering the strike) would be all that matters IMO.
     
  13. in the liver Mo froots

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    The technique relies not on conors shoulders but his imaginary lats
     
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    So having ILS has even more benefits than just attracting the opposite sex and intimidating rivals?

     
  15. reveler Purple Belt

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    guys with broader shoulders usually have longer arms, and vice versa.

    guys with longer arms can have difficulty striking on the inside. so they have to use elbows, shoulders.

    conor and jones are very long for their respective size.

    but with regard to conor's recent win - any strike thrown in the first 5 seconds of a fight is going to be powerful, since the fighter is not tired yet. try throwing shoulder strikes in round 5 of shogun/hendo and it will look like two dudes chest bumping and stumbling around.
     
  16. HHJ Fuckin' SHOOTOUT

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    It helps if your opponent makes no attempt to move out of the way.
     
  17. in the liver Mo froots

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    All real lats do is restrict shoulder movement and burn up extra calories that you could be using to feel insecure
     
  18. AndrewGolota48 Silver Belt

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    Niko Price is about to make a title run at 170.
     
  19. Doug Money Brown Belt

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    Just like having a big D helps u in the sack....No.
     
  20. Zodd We gotta hit first... Banned

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    We gotta teach this to Niko
     

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