Fitness Friday – Power Punch
with Caterina Moda
I have found that boxing is a fun and challenging way to exercise; however, just like with dancing salsa or playing golf, learning proper technique will enhance your performance and minimize your chance of being injured.
In my experience as a boxing coach, these fundamental techniques should help guide you through a great workout and give you a powerful punch!
Plant your feet just outside your shoulders. With your dominant leg back, bend your knees slightly with your weight distributed evenly.
Keep your shoulders and hips parallel. Place your dominant hand below your eye and your opposite hand 6 inches away from your other eye, all the time keeping your elbows tucked against your body.
ALL THE FOLLOWING PUNCHES ARE DONE FROM YOUR STANCE POSITION.
Bend your front knee while you slightly swivel your hip forward to get momentum behind your punch as you extend your arm.
Bend your back knee and swivel your hip forward until it’s even with your front hip as you extend your dominant arm.
Create a 90-degree angle between your arm and shoulder. Turn your hip and fist toward the middle of your face while slightly lifting your elbow.
Using your dominant leg, push up off your front heel. While in the same motion, punch straight up while also keeping a 90-degree angle.