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March 23, 2012

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Despite hours watching professional hockey, few people know how to throw a proper punch. In this video, CrossFit Striking instructor George Ryan covers the basics of throwing a punch and explains how proper mechanics result in increased power and efficiency.

“Punching is a rudimentary and functional movement that involves the core… . We’re going to punch from the floor up. We want to use our entire body,” Ryan says.

Ryan covers the lead straight and rear straight punches, and it should be clear to all that striking involves core-to-extremity movement. With proper footwork and head position, athletes can throw fast, powerful punches that will land on target every time.

6min 33sec

Additional reading: Got Striking? By George Ryan, published Dec. 29, 2010.

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4 Comments on “CrossFit Striking: Lead and Rear Straights”


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Great video, Im teaching the Crossfit "Striking" class at 3 different boxes. The members are loving the new variation to the WODS. If you have'nt checked it out yet your really missing out. Its also a really fun cert.


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Awesome Video George!!! Thanks for bringing this to the CrossFit community!!!


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I always learn something new from George Ryan's videos and seminars. Thanks for being such a great leader and educator for the CrossFit Community my friend. Keep up the great work!


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Hello Eric, Todd and Greg!
Many Thanks for your really kind words and support. It means a lot coming from coaches of your stature.
Be Safe and Godspeed!

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