1. MASTER YOUR BOXING STANCEYour boxing stance plays a key role in how much power you're able to generate in your punches...
Setting up your stance correctly sets the strong foundation for you to be able to utilize your entire body for power punches:
Be sure to have a slight stagger in your feet, with your lead toe roughly in line with your back heel. Your weight should be distributed more towards the balls of the feet, with the back heel slightly lifted which allows the feet to pivot and move when necessary. Knees should maintain a soft bend, allowing for a grounded quality in the body and low center of gravity.
2. USE YOUR WHOLE BODY!Don't just rely on your upperbody for power. Generate the force all the way from your feet to your head, here are some checkpoints you should focus on when punching for power:
- Feet: It starts with a strong foundation. Make sure you're evenly distributing your weight on the balls of your feet.
- Knees: Athletic bend in the knees
- Hips: Rotate your hips into the direction of the punch
- Core: Strong engaged core as you brace to make impact on the bag
- Arms: Don't waste energy flexing your arms until you're activating the punch
- Fists: Make a fist and squeeze tightly as you make contact with the bag