Welcome to the final instalment of this series on improving your punching power for combat sports and martial arts! Before we begin to discuss exercises for the upper extremities let’s once again review the following key points:
- Strength training is a SUPPLEMENT. Repetitive honing of proper punching technique must always trump lifting weights, particularly if you are training for sport fighting with adherence to weight classes.
- The key to proper punching technique, according to research, is activating the CORRECTmuscles in the CORRECT sequence.
- The most important muscles for punching are located in your LOWER EXTREMITIES. Focus on developing these as they are often neglected.