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11/30/12 11:00 PM
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I find my shoulder muscles rapidly tiring and tightening up way too much when I spar. Any suggestions/exercises I can do to help with this?
12/1/12 11:50 AM
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Probably too tense/nervous. Just try to relax
12/1/12 5:02 PM
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Point your front shoulder toward your opponent

Lean a little over to the right(if your right handed)and drop your right shoulder a bit so it's a little lower than your left shoulder. The other guy's right hand will have to go over your left shoulder to hit your head.

Tuck your elbows into your ribs and let your upper arms rest on your ribs

Drop your chin

Think about rotation before extension.

Your punches should be @ 60% of full power. Only load up when you have the other guy going, and even then only the last punch of a combination

Use your lower body. If you throw a right hand, your right knee should rotate down and in, and your right heel should rotate up and out. For a left hook, the left knee rotates down and in and the left heel rotates out and up.


12/5/12 8:38 AM
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Usually I would see this happen to trainees that allow their elbows to get too wide when they punched. Not only would that work the shoulders WAY harder, but the punches would be wider and not as hard as they could be(even though the punches FEEL harder to the puncher).

A common cause of this, but not the only cause, is a tendency to square up.

An old technique involved holding a towel under each armpit while hitting the heavy bag. I think Charley Goldman had Marciano do just that very thing to shorten his punches.
12/5/12 1:49 PM
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"An old technique involved holding a towel under each armpit while hitting the heavy bag. I think Charley Goldman had Marciano do just that very thing to shorten his punches. "

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12/6/12 8:54 PM
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martinburke - Point your front shoulder toward your opponent

Lean a little over to the right(if your right handed)and drop your right shoulder a bit so it's a little lower than your left shoulder. The other guy's right hand will have to go over your left shoulder to hit your head.

Tuck your elbows into your ribs and let your upper arms rest on your ribs

Drop your chin

Think about rotation before extension.

Your punches should be @ 60% of full power. Only load up when you have the other guy going, and even then only the last punch of a combination

Use your lower body. If you throw a right hand, your right knee should rotate down and in, and your right heel should rotate up and out. For a left hook, the left knee rotates down and in and the left heel rotates out and up.



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12/6/12 9:43 PM
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martinburke - Usually I would see this happen to trainees that allow their elbows to get too wide when they punched. Not only would that work the shoulders WAY harder, but the punches would be wider and not as hard as they could be(even though the punches FEEL harder to the puncher).

A common cause of this, but not the only cause, is a tendency to square up.

An old technique involved holding a towel under each armpit while hitting the heavy bag. I think Charley Goldman had Marciano do just that very thing to shorten his punches.
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12/7/12 11:39 AM
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12/7/12 12:26 PM
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12/7/12 4:58 PM
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12/9/12 1:11 PM
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12/11/12 11:55 PM
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12/19/12 5:18 AM
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martinburke - Usually I would see this happen to trainees that allow their elbows to get too wide when they punched. Not only would that work the shoulders WAY harder, but the punches would be wider and not as hard as they could be(even though the punches FEEL harder to the puncher).

A common cause of this, but not the only cause, is a tendency to square up.

An old technique involved holding a towel under each armpit while hitting the heavy bag. I think Charley Goldman had Marciano do just that very thing to shorten his punches.

Good advice. Could you elaborate on the towel technique? With a towel under each arm i imagine it would be difficult throwing a punch of any description.
12/19/12 7:05 AM
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It is, it's very difficult.

Since you can't extend your arms at all you'll have to work a little closer to the bag than normal, and you'll have to rotate more on each punch than you're probably accustomed.

Don't try to throw hard or quick at first. Just focus on using rotation to punch.

You'll find that you'll use your lower body more; it'll make you more consistent with dropping your knee down and in/heel up and out on each power punch.

And then you'll realize that you've been forcing your arms and shoulders to do all the work, when using your whole body is easier.


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