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Regarding punch power

Some basic physics together with some thoughts on punches and kicks may help:

  1. [impulse] = [mass] × [velocity]

It is much better to improve speed by technique (!) and exercises (which may include weight training, but as I take it in another sense than you think of it) than weight, if you want to hit harder: Becoming heavier will slower your movement due to higher inertia and therefore have opportunity costs.

In addition, if you only go for weight in your exercises this may reduce your speed because of reducing white muscle fibres (responsible for speed) in favor of red ones (responsible for strength) if you do not train well-balanced. Body weight is gained best through training of maximum strength, i.e. heavy weights, small numbers. What you need is speed strength, which can be achieved through weight training with certain exercises and smaller weights with more repetitions, but there are several things to be considered, e.g. weights not being too heavy for you and thus stressing your joints. All this is subject of discussions in training science, though.

  1. [pressure] = [force] / [area]

You should hit with a small area (two knuckles, ball/heel of the foot), because it will improve the effect proportionally in the area hit, e.g. bones like ribs.

Regarding strengthening of your knuckles

There already is a question with some good answers herehere.

Conclusion

Martial arts do not work if you do them on your own. Get yourself an instructor that can show you how to build up strength and speed from your heels, through your legs, hips and upper body to your shoulders and onwards if you want to improve punches. There is no point in training something over and over again that may turn out to be biomechanical nonsense. He will also have exercises fitting your specific needings if he is good.

As a general comment: Intra- and inter-muscle coordination (learnt through countless repeats of techniques and exercises) as well as the technique itself is much more important than the muscle-weight. The coordination is where muscles get their power from. Bruce Lee had nearly 5'8'' and at his best not more than 70 kilos ;)

Regarding punch power

Some basic physics together with some thoughts on punches and kicks may help:

  1. [impulse] = [mass] × [velocity]

It is much better to improve speed by technique (!) and exercises (which may include weight training, but as I take it in another sense than you think of it) than weight, if you want to hit harder: Becoming heavier will slower your movement due to higher inertia and therefore have opportunity costs.

In addition, if you only go for weight in your exercises this may reduce your speed because of reducing white muscle fibres (responsible for speed) in favor of red ones (responsible for strength) if you do not train well-balanced. Body weight is gained best through training of maximum strength, i.e. heavy weights, small numbers. What you need is speed strength, which can be achieved through weight training with certain exercises and smaller weights with more repetitions, but there are several things to be considered, e.g. weights not being too heavy for you and thus stressing your joints. All this is subject of discussions in training science, though.

  1. [pressure] = [force] / [area]

You should hit with a small area (two knuckles, ball/heel of the foot), because it will improve the effect proportionally in the area hit, e.g. bones like ribs.

Regarding strengthening of your knuckles

There already is a question with some good answers here.

Conclusion

Martial arts do not work if you do them on your own. Get yourself an instructor that can show you how to build up strength and speed from your heels, through your legs, hips and upper body to your shoulders and onwards if you want to improve punches. There is no point in training something over and over again that may turn out to be biomechanical nonsense. He will also have exercises fitting your specific needings if he is good.

As a general comment: Intra- and inter-muscle coordination (learnt through countless repeats of techniques and exercises) as well as the technique itself is much more important than the muscle-weight. The coordination is where muscles get their power from. Bruce Lee had nearly 5'8'' and at his best not more than 70 kilos ;)

Regarding punch power

Some basic physics together with some thoughts on punches and kicks may help:

  1. [impulse] = [mass] × [velocity]

It is much better to improve speed by technique (!) and exercises (which may include weight training, but as I take it in another sense than you think of it) than weight, if you want to hit harder: Becoming heavier will slower your movement due to higher inertia and therefore have opportunity costs.

In addition, if you only go for weight in your exercises this may reduce your speed because of reducing white muscle fibres (responsible for speed) in favor of red ones (responsible for strength) if you do not train well-balanced. Body weight is gained best through training of maximum strength, i.e. heavy weights, small numbers. What you need is speed strength, which can be achieved through weight training with certain exercises and smaller weights with more repetitions, but there are several things to be considered, e.g. weights not being too heavy for you and thus stressing your joints. All this is subject of discussions in training science, though.

  1. [pressure] = [force] / [area]

You should hit with a small area (two knuckles, ball/heel of the foot), because it will improve the effect proportionally in the area hit, e.g. bones like ribs.

Regarding strengthening of your knuckles

There already is a question with some good answers here.

Conclusion

Martial arts do not work if you do them on your own. Get yourself an instructor that can show you how to build up strength and speed from your heels, through your legs, hips and upper body to your shoulders and onwards if you want to improve punches. There is no point in training something over and over again that may turn out to be biomechanical nonsense. He will also have exercises fitting your specific needings if he is good.

As a general comment: Intra- and inter-muscle coordination (learnt through countless repeats of techniques and exercises) as well as the technique itself is much more important than the muscle-weight. The coordination is where muscles get their power from. Bruce Lee had nearly 5'8'' and at his best not more than 70 kilos ;)

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Regarding punch power

Some basic physics together with some thoughts on punches and kicks may help:

  1. [impulse] = [mass] × [velocity]

It is much better to improve speed by technique (!) and exercises (which may include weight training, but as I take it in another sense than you think of it) than weight, if you want to hit harder: Becoming heavier will slower your movement due to higher inertia and therefore have opportunity costs.

In addition, if you only go for weight workoutin your exercises this may reduce your speed because of reducing white muscle fibres (responsible for speed) in favor of red ones (responsible for strength) if you do not train well-balanced. This Body weight is gained best through training of maximum strength, i.e. heavy weights, small numbers. What you need is speed strength, which can be achieved through weight training with certain exercises and smaller weights with more repetitions, but there are several things to be considered, e.g. weights not being too heavy for you and thus stressing your joints. All this is subject of discussions in training science, though.

  1. [pressure] = [force] / [area]

You should hit with a small area (two knuckles, ball/heel of the foot), because it will improve the effect proportionally in the area hit, e.g. bones like ribs.

Regarding strengthening of your knuckles

There already is a question with some good answers here.

Conclusion

Martial arts do not work if you do them on your own. Get yourself an instructor that can show you how to build up strength and speed from your heels, through your legs, hips and upper body to your shoulders and onwards if you want to improve punches. There is no point in training something over and over again that may turn out to be biomechanical nonsense. He will also have exercises fitting your specific needings if he is good.

As a general comment: Intra- and inter-muscle coordination (learnt through countless repeats of techniques and exercises) as well as the technique itself is much more important than the muscle-weight. The coordination is where muscles get their power from. Bruce Lee had nearly 5'8'' and at his best not more than 70 kilos ;)

Regarding punch power

Some basic physics together with some thoughts on punches and kicks may help:

  1. [impulse] = [mass] × [velocity]

It is much better to improve speed by technique (!) than weight, if you want to hit harder: Becoming heavier will slower your movement due to higher inertia and therefore have opportunity costs.

In addition, weight workout may reduce your speed because of reducing white muscle fibres (responsible for speed) in favor of red ones (responsible for strength) if you do not train well-balanced. This is subject of discussions in training science, though.

  1. [pressure] = [force] / [area]

You should hit with a small area (two knuckles, ball/heel of the foot), because it will improve the effect proportionally in the area hit, e.g. bones like ribs.

Regarding strengthening of your knuckles

There already is a question with some good answers here.

Conclusion

Martial arts do not work if you do them on your own. Get yourself an instructor that can show you how to build up strength and speed from your heels, through your legs, hips and upper body to your shoulders and onwards if you want to improve punches. There is no point in training something over and over again that may turn out to be biomechanical nonsense. He will also have exercises fitting your specific needings if he is good.

As a general comment: Intra- and inter-muscle coordination (learnt through countless repeats of techniques and exercises) as well as the technique itself is much more important than the muscle-weight. Bruce Lee had nearly 5'8'' and at his best not more than 70 kilos ;)

Regarding punch power

Some basic physics together with some thoughts on punches and kicks may help:

  1. [impulse] = [mass] × [velocity]

It is much better to improve speed by technique (!) and exercises (which may include weight training, but as I take it in another sense than you think of it) than weight, if you want to hit harder: Becoming heavier will slower your movement due to higher inertia and therefore have opportunity costs.

In addition, if you only go for weight in your exercises this may reduce your speed because of reducing white muscle fibres (responsible for speed) in favor of red ones (responsible for strength) if you do not train well-balanced. Body weight is gained best through training of maximum strength, i.e. heavy weights, small numbers. What you need is speed strength, which can be achieved through weight training with certain exercises and smaller weights with more repetitions, but there are several things to be considered, e.g. weights not being too heavy for you and thus stressing your joints. All this is subject of discussions in training science, though.

  1. [pressure] = [force] / [area]

You should hit with a small area (two knuckles, ball/heel of the foot), because it will improve the effect proportionally in the area hit, e.g. bones like ribs.

Regarding strengthening of your knuckles

There already is a question with some good answers here.

Conclusion

Martial arts do not work if you do them on your own. Get yourself an instructor that can show you how to build up strength and speed from your heels, through your legs, hips and upper body to your shoulders and onwards if you want to improve punches. There is no point in training something over and over again that may turn out to be biomechanical nonsense. He will also have exercises fitting your specific needings if he is good.

As a general comment: Intra- and inter-muscle coordination (learnt through countless repeats of techniques and exercises) as well as the technique itself is much more important than the muscle-weight. The coordination is where muscles get their power from. Bruce Lee had nearly 5'8'' and at his best not more than 70 kilos ;)

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Regarding punch power

Some basic physics together with some thoughts on punches and kicks may help:

  1. [impulse] = [mass] × [velocity]

It is much better to improve speed by technique (!) than weight, if you want to hit harder: Becoming heavier will slower your movement due to higher inertia and therefore have opportunity costs.

In addition, weight workout may reduce your speed because of reducing white muscle fibres (responsible for speed) in favor of red ones (responsible for strength) if you do not train well-balanced. This is subject of discussions in training science, though.

  1. [pressure] = [force] / [area]

You should hit with a small area (two knuckles, ball/heel of the foot), because it will improve the effect proportionally in the area hit, e.g. bones like ribs.

Regarding strengthening of your knuckles

There already is a question with some good answers here.

Conclusion

Martial arts do not work if you do them on your own. Get yourself an instructor that can show you how to build up strength and speed from your heels, through your legs, hips and upper body to your shoulders and onwards if you want to improve punches. There is no point in training something over and over again that may turn out to be biomechanical nonsense. He will also have exercises fitting your specific needings if he is good.

As a general comment: Intra- and inter-muscle coordination (learnt through countless repeats of techniques and exercises) as well as the technique itself is much more important than the muscle-weight. Bruce Lee had nearly 5'8'' and at his best not more than 70 kilos ;)

Regarding punch power

Some basic physics together with some thoughts on punches and kicks may help:

  1. [impulse] = [mass] × [velocity]

It is much better to improve speed by technique (!) than weight, if you want to hit harder: Becoming heavier will slower your movement due to higher inertia and therefore have opportunity costs.

In addition, weight workout may reduce your speed because of reducing white muscle fibres (responsible for speed) in favor of red ones (responsible for strength) if you do not train well-balanced. This is subject of discussions in training science, though.

  1. [pressure] = [force] / [area]

You should hit with a small area (two knuckles, ball/heel of the foot), because it will improve the effect proportionally in the area hit, e.g. bones like ribs.

Regarding strengthening of your knuckles

There already is a question with some good answers here.

Conclusion

Martial arts do not work if you do them on your own. Get yourself an instructor that can show you how to build up strength and speed from your heels, through your legs, hips and upper body to your shoulders and onwards if you want to improve punches. There is no point in training something over and over again that may turn out to be biomechanical nonsense.

Regarding punch power

Some basic physics together with some thoughts on punches and kicks may help:

  1. [impulse] = [mass] × [velocity]

It is much better to improve speed by technique (!) than weight, if you want to hit harder: Becoming heavier will slower your movement due to higher inertia and therefore have opportunity costs.

In addition, weight workout may reduce your speed because of reducing white muscle fibres (responsible for speed) in favor of red ones (responsible for strength) if you do not train well-balanced. This is subject of discussions in training science, though.

  1. [pressure] = [force] / [area]

You should hit with a small area (two knuckles, ball/heel of the foot), because it will improve the effect proportionally in the area hit, e.g. bones like ribs.

Regarding strengthening of your knuckles

There already is a question with some good answers here.

Conclusion

Martial arts do not work if you do them on your own. Get yourself an instructor that can show you how to build up strength and speed from your heels, through your legs, hips and upper body to your shoulders and onwards if you want to improve punches. There is no point in training something over and over again that may turn out to be biomechanical nonsense. He will also have exercises fitting your specific needings if he is good.

As a general comment: Intra- and inter-muscle coordination (learnt through countless repeats of techniques and exercises) as well as the technique itself is much more important than the muscle-weight. Bruce Lee had nearly 5'8'' and at his best not more than 70 kilos ;)

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