Fitness | Technique | Oct 21 2015

The science behind the punch

Boxing Science's Danny Wilson explains the forces you need to harness for a powerful punch
Manny Pacquiao
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MOST boxers and combat athletes crave the ability to punch/strike harder, to have the knockout power to dominate their opponents or have the ability to change the fight in a single blow.

Many believe that you’re born with it or you’re not. There is an element of truth in that punching relies on genetics. However, the skill and technique of punching is the biggest contributor to a hard punch. This is developed from hours of learning your craft in the boxing gym.

However, are you maximising your potential?