How to Throw a Punch: 4 Easy-to-Follow Steps

How to Throw a Punch: 4 Easy-to-Follow Steps

Knowing how to throw a punch is one of those necessary life skills you hope you never need to use in an everyday situation. (We put hand-to-hand combat somewhere between changing a flat tire and performing the Heimlich maneuver.) But even if you’re a total pacifist, it’s worth your time to learn how to punch, as it will open up a world of new exercise options. Boxing and kickboxing are incredibly effective workouts for elevating your heart rate, burning calories and strengthening your core. They’re scalable for every level of experience and fitness; advanced athletes can work on their speed and combinations while beginners master foundational movements. And one of the most important basics is learning how to throw a proper punch. 1. Assume a Boxing Stance Learning how to throw a good punch starts from the ground up, says Tatiana Firpo, CPT, and instructor for beRevolutionarie, a digital wellness, fitness,... Read More