Hand size punching power

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  1. Granatapfel

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    Is the size of the hand important for punching power? Does someone with a big hand hits with greater power or is the size of the hand irrelevant? Do hard hitters like hendricks, woodley or henderson have a big hand?
     
  2. Phil Galdong

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    Cocaine Carwin had the biggest hands, as well as the biggest power in UFC history.


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    Force = Mass x Acceleration
     
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    Chuck Liddell has relatively small hands yet he hit like a semi. So I'm gonna say no.
     
  5. Bubson Bubba

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    Heavy hands will do more damage. Big hand , with less relative weight, will probably do less damage. The less the surface area the better the force generated IMO.
     
  6. Gorkle

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    If you had really really small hands, you could stab people with them?
     
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    Ask yourself this question. Would you rather get hit in the face with a little fist or a big fist?
     
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    Divided by the impact area, which would mean small hands are better.

    Punching technique is what matters.
     
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  10. Takamine86

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    Mike Tyson had small hands, George Foreman had big hands.
     
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    Its not essential but it certainly doesn't hurt.
     
  12. Bubson Bubba

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    The simple thing is -

    Smaller fist hitting with power X > Bigger fist hitting with power X
     
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    mmhh no he has big hands
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    Bigger hands have more muscle on them and greater density, usually.
     
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    all comes down to fast twitch muscle fibers
     
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    guys with big hands seem to be able to hurt guys with armpunches or weird hooks while of balance etc.

    like how Carwin ko'd Gonzaga.

    i remember Chuck made tito stumple with some weird hook.. or the randleman punch too. Guys with smaller hands can't do stuff like that.

    in the end, technique and natural explosive muscles probably trumps big hands
     
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    Hendo, Belfort and Mike Tyson have normal to small size hands.
     
  18. Michael13

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    Vitor Belfort has tiny hands.

    I'm not joking, go google him.

    But he's got the speed to take you out.
     
  19. jeremyemilio

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    Yes. People will say no, and point to guys with small hands that have big power or guys with big hands and small power as evidence.

    But physics is physics and those guys with small hands and big power would hit even harder of their hands were bigger, just as the guys with big hands and small power would have even less power if their hands were small.

    More mass at the end of the striking object means more momentum. Period. That's why baseball bats get fatter at the end and taper at the handle. Hard to hit a home run with a broom stick or a two by four.

    There's an upward limit, of course, because before you gather momentum you need to fight inertia and get the hand moving... but we're probably talking about a freakish and impossible 20-30 lb hand before that happens. Even an impossible 10 lb hand, while it would take a bit to get going, would deliver a wicked KO blow at the end of the arm of a professional fighter.

    Most of the world understands these things and has for most of history. That's why ancient clubs have balls at the end and modern gun makers market larger caliber guns that are harder to use, but worth it for their increased stopping power.

    But all of that is ignored around here because somebody once heard of someone being killed with a .22 and someone else getting shot with a .44 and walking away.

    Sherdog gonna Sherdog.
     
  20. jeremyemilio

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    Unless you're hoping to stab someone with your fist, your opinion is faulty.

    They call it 'blunt force trauma' for a reason. The front of a bus has all kinds of surface area.
     

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