Problem with left arm

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by unreal, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. unreal

    unreal Guest

    I have strong punches but for some reason, my left arm is not as coodinated as my right arm and it taking me a long time to get it as stong as my right. Sometimes when I swing a jab with my left, my elbow would high extend, i quess, and it would hurt like a bitch. The pain would be located right on top of the elbow, below the tricp. So instead of fast punches, i have to throw rough strong ones so it wouldnt flex out. Anyway to correct this problem?
     
  2. unreal

    unreal Guest

    Gee, thanks for the replies. -_^
     
  3. farmboy

    farmboy Banned Banned

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    Are you left or right handed? I'm assuming right.
     
  4. unreal

    unreal Guest

    Yes i am
     
  5. ASPNTXWRX

    ASPNTXWRX White Belt

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    What you are probably trying to do is snap that jab out there as fast as possible. I ran into this as well when I first started sparring. I just try not to extend my arm past about 90% and rely more on footwork. If I use my feet to get in a little closer, I don't have to extend my arm as much to land the jab.
     
  6. Spoonman7

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    try to turn your shoulder into your punch more, many people leave their shoulders behind and as a result can damage their arms, and also, don't puch from yourelbow, the only thing the elbow does is turn the punch over that's all.
     

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