March 23, 2012
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.
Additional reading: Got Striking? By George Ryan, published Dec. 29, 2010.