Fitness | Technique | May 13 2016

How to put snap into your punches

Boxing Science's Danny Wilson on an important ingredient, getting snap in your punches
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Some people in boxing say that speed kills… but there are many boxers with fast hands that lack the knockout punch. This may be due to a lack of snap in the punch.

Strength and Conditioning coach Danny Wilson explains and shares training methods that can help increase the ‘snap’ in the punch.

Delivering Hard Punches Requires….

  • Developing large magnitudes of force in short periods of time
  • The momentum of the punching arm is important and has been demonstrated to be a key variable contributing to the impulsiveness of a punch
  • A second pulse in muscle activation is required on impact and has been defined as “stiffening” to create “effective mass”