What is the most effective way to increase punch speed?
There are lots of training methods out there that supposedly increase your punching speed, ranging from using weighted gloves to punching with resistance bands or dumbbells. But when it comes down to punch speed and power, these methods are not going to help, and can even be detrimental to speed.
Don’t confuse muscular endurance training for speed and power training. They’re two completely different qualities, and require a different training approach.
In this video I share some thoughts on training to increase punch speed from a tried and tested, evidence based prospective while driving home.
Don Heatrick is a family man from the UK, former mechanical design engineer, European Muay Thai silver medallist, former pro Thai boxer (ranked 4th in UK while aged 40-years), a Muay Thai coach, podcast host, and the go-to expert on Muay Thai performance training with over 25 years of coaching experience.
Don helps ambitious fighters and coaches take their game to the next level by bridging the gap between Strength & Conditioning, Performance Science, and Muay Thai.