Fitness | Technique | Jan 06 2015

The science behind the punch – Part II

We might not all have Gennady Golovkin's freakish power but Boxing Science's Danny Wilson explains how to train for it
Gennady Golovkin
Gennady Golovkin  |  Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports

Knockout Facts:

  • Forceful punches rely on the impulse-momentum relationship.
  • Impulse is the amount of force developed in a short space of time.
  • Resistance training, Olympic lifting, ballistic, sprint and plyometric training methods are proven to develop impulse.

Catch Up…

Essentially, Impulse is the amount of force developed in a short space of time. This is often called the rate of force development, important contributor to running, jumping and throwing performance, as well as… yeah you guessed it, PUNCH FORCE.

 

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