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How To Throw a Combination Punch

While one lucky punch may drop your opponent to the mat, using punches in combination with each other is a surefire way to wear him down fast.

Instructions

  • : Boxing is an inherently dangerous sport and should only be attempted with the proper training and supervision. Always consult a physician before attempting any exercise program.
  • Step 1: With gloves on, stand in your boxer's stance with your lead leg forward, your lead hand protecting your face and your weight on your back foot. Your non-lead hand should be in striking position.
  • Step 2: Visualize where you want to land this series of blows.
  • Step 3: Throw quick, abrupt punches such as a jab, hook, or uppercut in rapid succession.
  • TIP: Hold your guard up to protect yourself.
  • Step 4: Recover fully after each punch.
  • TIP: Fast does not mean furious. Don’t throw wild, uncontrolled punches.
  • Step 5: Step back into your boxer’s stance, and prepare to defend yourself. A punch is likely coming your way!
  • FACT: In her 1999 boxing debut, Laila Ali, Muhammad Ali's youngest daughter, knocked out her opponent with a left-right combination 31 seconds into the match.

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