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Punching and Power and Certain Muscle Groups?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by TwoFour Lowkick, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. TwoFour Lowkick

    TwoFour Lowkick Orange Belt

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    Something I've heard several times that I'm curious about. During a few MMA fights, kick boxing matches and I think even from Andre Ward's trainer in a book I was reading (maybe, could be confused as who the quote comes from) I've all heard comments about how some fighter probably has good punching power due the size of their traps and lats (This comment was made during Feij
     
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    theBrookDweller Blue Belt

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    rampage says it's all about dat ass
     
  3. Aleks Sytsevich

    Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    Punching power does not come from "punch muscles". It is kinetic energy transferred from the floor through whatever limb the strike is coming from.

    Look at someone like Takanori Gomi...not a behemoth of a man, hits like a semi though. Watch any of his punches that have put folk like Azerado, Griffin or even Nick Diaz on there rears. His power most certainly is not coming from his arms or back, it comes through his legs, passes through his trunk as he rotates his hips and drops his shoulder. Having big muscles does not equal great punching power...Bob Sapp. As Carl "Chubbs" Weathers put it "it's all in the hips."

    By the way...there is a sub forum dedicated to stand-up, just sayin'.
     
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    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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