Learn how to throw more punches and kicks for Boxing and Muay Thai

In his fight with Clottey, Manny Pacquiao threw 1231 punches in twelve rounds. He was able to dominate his opponent by being able to throw consistently good punches in rapid succession for the entire fight. A professional fighter must be able to use his or her tools without exertion for the duration of their match. Many novice fighters muscle their punches and kicks and are unable to throw good techniques in the later rounds of their fight.

In order to be able to do something in competition an athlete should be able to do at least 3-4 times that in training without stopping or gassing out. This is why we has his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors sometimes roll for 60 minutes without stopping.

In boxing and Muay Thai it is important to work your tools every day. It is common for professional Thai fighters to perform 1000 kicks per day. A professional boxer might throw several thousand punches per day.

A way for a novice fighter to build his or her stamina and learn to relax in their technique is to perform rounds on the bag and rounds shadow boxing a single technique. This is an example for a beginner end of the day training routine that you can start building upon.

2 minute rounds, 30 second breaks

Shadow boxing:
Round One: Jabs
Round Two: Jab + Cross
Round Three: Left round house kick
Round Four: Right round house kick
Round Five: Left teep
Round Six: Light teep

On the Thai bag: Round One: Jabs
Round Two: Jab + Cross
Round Three: Left round house kick
Round Four: Right round house kick
Round Five: Left teep
Round Six: Light teep

Try and maintain good technique for the entire time. Stay relaxed! As you get more acclimated to the routine you can increase the round duration.

 

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