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Shadow boxing shoulder strikes

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  1. Espresso @Terrorist Rat Led BathtubBrothers #DefendorVacate

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    I have no pro experience in training, I only do it myself at home.

    This is not actual shoulder-strike (a la Conor vs Cowboy) training. Its supposed to train your technique and develop the core.

    I am convinced this training method helps a ton getting the core and feet involved in your punches... helping build that muscle memory and adding a bunch of flexibility to your shoulders which in turn gives your punches a bit of reach.
    This also lets you target which areas you can improve as there are less moving parts for you to analyze.
    Anyway, the idea is to picture your opponent about 3 feet away, and pretend you can only strike with your shoulders, doing exaggerated torques. Footwork is key and straights are a bit trickier than hooks. For jabs, literally shoulder drop as you step/ stomp forward.
     
  2. Chomsky Honk Black Belt

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    sounds like a great idea TS I’ll let the ufc fighters know about it
     
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  4. koquerelle Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I'm not a Rousey hater, but that shit is so funny. Classic.
     
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  5. Oscar Madison Yellow Belt

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    There is a way to find out...
     
  6. FIghtxIQ Brown Belt

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    Shoulder strikes is a thing in boxing. Floyd does it a lot and a lot of slick style boxers and fighters that fight in the pocket use it a lot. It's not a legal move per se in boxing but no one ever gets penalized for it as long as it isn't an obvious jumping shoulder strike like the one Conor does. Most do it to hit the face/body away from their body to unload combinations into them. You can get a lot of force with the shoulders only if you have good technique and strong core.
     
  7. Marko Polo In Klopp We Trust Platinum Member

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  8. Mal Intentions Purple Belt

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    i lold about 20 words in then scrolled down for the comments ngl
     
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  9. hohner Titanium Belt

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    Can you please provide us with an example video?
     
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  10. pride_rules Brown Belt

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    any thread with out pics,gifs,or vid with too many words gets the same treatment.
    10/10 times the top 5 comments tell me i saved time by jumping to the real meat n potatoes of the thread. the comments
     
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  11. pride_rules Brown Belt

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    my 1st thought.
    need video to make funs ofs
     
  12. Dude Incredible Ngannoustradamus

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    That's gotta be the technique OP is talking about.
     
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  13. HatKick Purple Belt

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    Max Holloway fights without sparring.

    TS spars without punching.

    Genius.
     
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  14. Mal Intentions Purple Belt

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    i once killed a man with shoulder strikes
     
  15. Char Jawz InvisiBelt

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    The part you didn't say was that it was with a giant pork shoulder
     
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  18. BabyBlue_Bomber Red Belt

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    I like to do this with my shoulders in front of the mirror

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    In the privacy of my own room, of course.
     
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  20. Bowel-forged Stool Manlet belt Platinum Member

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    As a manlet myself, I need all the reach I can get. I’ll add this in to my routine and try not to break any mirrors
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