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Right Uppercut Left Hook Boxing Combo

Right Uppercut Left Hook Boxing Combo

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The right uppercut left hook combination is excellent when fighting in close with your opponent – imagine you’ve got a guy backed up on the ropes in the ring, if you’re in close there’s zero space to throw straight punches as you can’t extend your arms to get any power into your shots – that’s where this powerful close range combo comes in.
Load your hips up to get some power into your right uppercut before pivoting into a short (keep your left hand in reasonably close, don’t throw it out wide) left hook.

The Uppercut

The uppercut (both lead and rear) is a brutal power punch and is a key component to any focus mitt drills or heavy bag workouts you add into your regime.
Why throw padwork into your regime? It’s great for building cardio and conditioning.

Once you’ve got your jab, straight right and left hook down pat it’s time to learn how to throw an uppercut – you must learn these three punches first to grasp hip rotation.

Read and utilize the technique below and record yourself performing uppercuts, although it may feel right it’s not until you review your tape that you pick up on many of the little mistakes I’ll discuss below.

In terms of transferring weight, rotating the hips and pivoting your feet the left (lead) uppercut resembles the left (lead) hook. The right (rear) uppercut resembles your right cross.
The arm movement to throw the punch is the only aspect that differs.

The Lead (Left) Uppercut

  • Begin with your gloves tucked in front of your face, elbows pointing down.
  • Drop your left shoulder slightly as you drive through your hips as you twist them to the right while pivoting on your front (left) foot.
  • Your left glove should drop down a couple of inches your before firing to your adversaries chin or your training partners focus mitt.
  • As soon as your lead uppercut connects with the focus mitt, opponent or heavy bag loop it back immediately and return in front of your face with elbows tucked in position.

The Rear (Right) Uppercut

  • Begin with your gloves tucked in front of your face, elbows pointing down.
  • Pivot on your rear foot as you drop your right shoulder slightly and drive through your hips.
  • Your right glove should drop down a couple of inches your before firing to your adversaries chin or your training partners focus mitt.
  • Ensure your left glove is guarding firmly positioned against your cheek to protect yourself in case of a counter.
  • As soon as your rear uppercut connects with the focus mitt, opponent or heavy bag loop it back immediately and return in front of your face with elbows tucked in position.
  • The Hook

    The left hook (or lead hook) is a brutal power punch and is a key component to any focus mitt drills or heavy bag workouts you add into your regime.
    Why throw padwork into your regime? It’s great for building cardio and conditioning.

    Once you’ve got your jab and straight right down pat it’s time to master the left hook – you must learn these two punches first to grasp hip rotation.

    Read and utilize the technique below and record yourself perform your left hook, although it may feel right it’s not until you review your tape that you pick up on many of the little mistakes I’ll discuss below.

    • Begin with your gloves tucked in front of your face, elbows pointing down.
    • Drive through your hips as you twist them to the right while pivoting on your front (left) foot.
    • Your left glove should not drop down at all, in one fluid horizontal motion your left glove should fire from your chin to the side of your opponents chin as you maintain a slight bend in your elbow.
    • Strike the mitt or heavy bag with either your knuckles parallel to the floor or horizontal to the floor (personal preference)
    • As soon as your left hook connects with the focus mitt, opponent or heavy bag bring it back in front of your face and return to your elbows tucked in position.

    Common mistakes when it comes to the hook include:

    Failing To Pivot On Your Left Foot

    As you rotate your hips to the right while firing the hook with your left hand you must pivot on your front foot in order to maintain your balance and channel your power into your left hook.

    A wild left hook thrown from the arm without any hip rotation or front foot pivot will not only lack the power that a solid left hook is notorious for, but you’re also likely going to end off balance – particularly if you miss the pad or mitt.

    Winding Up Your Hook

    Your left hand should go straight from your chin to either the opponents chin or your heavy bag/mitts…

    Your punches should not be telegraphed (aka. your adversary should not see them coming). The #1 way to telegraph a lead hook is to move your glove out to the side to wind it up – this clearly shows what you’re about to do and will likely result in you eating a counter punch (a right hand over the top for example).

    The need to wind up a hook to gain more power is also a result of incorrect punching technique too, as above you must pivot on your lead leg as you rotate your hips to draw power into your hook – you will NEVER be able to match the power your whole body can generate by winding up your arm to throw an arm based punch.

  • What’s Your Take On The Right Uppercut Left Hook Combo? Let Me Know Below!

Scott J.
Scott J.https://ignorelimits.com
I’m SJ. I’m a fitness enthusiast and published author. I transformed my body from a skinny fat 135lbs with 18% body fat to a solid 192lbs at 8% body fat. I became qualified in a field I was passionate about. I founded several online businesses that allow me to pursue ideas and projects in my life that I am passionate about without having to constantly worry about money. I published several eBooks explaining the training and dieting techniques I used to achieve the body I have today. I learnt a plethora of new information on dieting and fitness by reading and applying what I read, to find out what does work and what doesn’t work, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed the health and fitness industry is full of non-sense claims and BS. I found out what was true and what worked for me and applied that knowledge. And you bet I had fun during the whole process.

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