Wrists bad habit

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by ALE, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. ALE

    ALE Purple Belt

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    During punches i turn my wrists as you can see below.
    Never knew i was doing it in this way until i filmed shadow boxing without gloves.
    How to fix it? Tight wraps and filming technique?

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  2. fluffball

    fluffball Brown Belt

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    Only the first frame looks bad to me, you do want to hit with the point of the knuckles rather than a completely flat fist, so a slight angle is ok.

    You don't bend your wrist weird when hitting the bag do you? That would be sort of ... self correcting in that it would hurt a lot/break your own wrist.
     
  3. Kanka

    Kanka Black Belt

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    Wrapping tight wont fix this. Juet practise not doing this with normal wrapping/no wrap
     
  4. panamaican

    panamaican Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I agree with fluffball, I would think that this would show up with wrist pain along your journey.

    I guess my suggestion is to find a wall, get into your stance facing it and place your extended arm and fist against the wall with proper knuckle contact. Then lean into it and lift your lead leg off the ground.

    You should feel your body weight shift forward and only the stability of your unwrapped fist, wrist, arm to keep you upright and not tipping to either side. That's where you're supposed to be structurally. Get comfortable with your wrist position and then just drill with the proper form.

    all that said, disregard me if someone with more experience with gloves and taping says to do something else.
     
  5. AndyTran

    AndyTran Yellow Belt

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    This is ggg fyi
    Sometimes when headhunting i also punch down like that (with a little downward rotation at the wrist and hip for more torque). It is a little different than the normal cross. I feel that it packs more power than the cross

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  6. ALE

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    Thanks guys. This last pic confused me a lot, honestly... should I fix it or not?
     
  7. AcumenAthletics

    AcumenAthletics Orange Belt

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    What if you try using classic bag gloves? The slip on types with the elastic straps. Fastest way to learn how to hit with a locked wrist.
     

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