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Improve your Punching Power

With these 6 easy exercises

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Top 6 Tips To Punch Harder


Explosive Press ups

Plyometric exercises like explosive push ups are sure to help you increase your power punching. An explosive press up is very similar to a regular press up except you are pushing yourself off the ground as high as you can.

Clean and Press 

This full body power lifting exercise helps increase the power and explosiveness of your entire body. There is no way this Olympic exercise won’t help you punch harder. This full body explosive movement involves your legs, back, chest, arms and abs, which are all essential to increase punching power.

Weighted Shadow Boxing 

Shadow boxing in general is a great way to add power, and speed while improving your technique… but add anywhere from a 1lb to a 5lb dumbbell and you will feel the difference in your hand speed in no time. If you have a weighted vest, weighted ankle supports or weighted boxing gloves then definitely use those in your shadowboxing!


Slamming a tire with a sledgehammer seems like a pretty mindless exercises but it is one of the best exercises if you want to learn how to punch hard. Like the clean and press, this exercise is a full body movement that puts a major focus on the torque of your body. The more torque you can get out of your hips and abs the harder and more powerful your punches will be!

Alternating Kettlebell Press 

I love finishing workouts with a burn out of alternating kettlebell presses. Unlike a normal alternating dumbbell press I use my hips and abs to twist my body as I press the dumbbells upwards… this basically makes it a punching motion.

Hit The Heavy Bag

You can never go wrong with working on technique and power by hitting the heavy bag. People are always looking for the best exercises to increase punching power but never actually do the most obvious ones… like practicing punching!

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Jeff Hollows Krav Maga Newcastle

Jeff Hollows is the Head Instructor at Krav Maga Newcastle and is available for seminars, 1-1 personal training and group Classes - Contact us now for more information.