Until now I’ve been operating in a type of ‘survival’ mode. I’ve found all the workouts so far highly enjoyable but also very physically demanding. It’s taken all my energy and more to get myself through them. I’m grateful there have been no witnesses to my huge groans of exhaustion (really). However, over the past fews days, perhaps because the routines are becoming more familiar or dare I say it – I’m becoming fitter – there seems to be more time for me to concentrate on the techniques to actually learn boxing. I’ve started to think more about what I’m doing.
Day 10 – Technique 2 (Off the Jab)
This workout felt like a boxing lesson. There are always new moves to learn. Today, Corney added the ‘slip’ followed by a ‘sneak punch’ – then the ‘sit back’ with ‘uppercut/right hook’. That threw me off guard 🙂 – you need to stay focused, and if needed pause the video to practice (or watch the Help Video later – something I have found invaluable to help me learn boxing).
Sticking with the technical theme – I have a question for Corney about the ‘hook’. I’m asking it here as it may help other beginners too.
When I land a left hook, what’s the best position for my fist to be in? – horizontal or vertical? For a lead hook it feels more comfortable horizontal, my wrist feels a bit more vulnerable when I hit vertically. But with a body hook I switch to vertical.
I’m not 100% sure I’m doing this correctly. Is this okay?