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How to Make a Punching Fist for Boxing

Learn how to make a punching fist from boxing coach Joe Huston in this Howcast video.


Hello my name is Joe 'doc Huston and I am here at my friend's gym in Portland, Oregon to share some tricks, tactics and strategies to help you get the most out of your boxing career

And now we're gonna talk about forming the fist. The fist is the exit point of the energy that's gonna go into your friend. And as a result, it's important to take a little bit of time at the start to learn how to form it properly. Because if you don't, you wind up having pains all through your knuckles here, the punch is not gonna be solid and you're gonna be disappointed with the results. So just let me show you how I like to do it real quick and easy, and we'll go from there.

The energy is going to exit at the end of these two metacarpal bones right there. And so the purpose of the fist is to get all of this other stuff out of the way. And the last thing that you wanna do when you fold your hand up is you wanna keep that thumb out of the way because nothing hurts worse than getting your thumb jammed. So what you're gonna do is you're gonna go ahead and bend your fingers forward all the way down to the bottom of the hand. You're gonna go ahead and curl the fingernails in so that they come to a rest right at the crease of your hand. And you could really, gently put your thumb right on top of those knuckles right there. So now that we have the fist formed, before you start hitting the bag or getting into the ring, there's one other thing you need to do and that's wrap your hand.

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