Often, fighters understandably become preoccupied with upper body strength when it comes to training to improve punching power.
This yields poor results!
What seems to be an obvious cause and effect is actually a lie.
Understanding where your KO power comes from allows you to target training that develops it…
Spoiler, a bench press won’t help you much!
Following up on the popular video “Do This Every Session To Get Better At Muay Thai”, this time I explore making these motor pattern “engrams” efficient!
And there’s a little dig into some classic research to help steer your practice in the MOST efficient direction too.
It’s not how much you do to get ahead, it’s the quality!
Watch this short video to learn how to fast track-your training to develop powerful punches.
And if you want to download the Filimonov et al research paper “Means of Increasing Strength Of The Punch” that I refer to in the video, click the button below and I’ll send it to you.
There’s some insight into the relative strength characteristics of different styles of fighter too, it’s well worth a look. ;)
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- Muay Thai Elbow Mechanics – How to Develop Sharp Technique & KO Power (The same mechanics as punches apply here too!)
- Fighters – Improve Your Push Up
- Thais Aren’t Powerful, They’re Efficient
- Why Fighters SHOULDN’T Train With Resistance Bands – They’ll Ruin Your Technique!
- Strength & Conditioning for Muay Thai 101; A Science-Based Approach to Accelerated Athletic Development