Just curious how people deal with punching a heavy bag. My trainer recommended I not only work on long distance jabs, but ones at short or medium distance. Typically at long distance I have fist horizontal or even thumbs down (as learned from earlier question)
When punching at short distance, how do boxers usually punch? One option is bend the wrist, which is Not recommended. Second is punch at a slight angle or vertical.
Last is lift the elbow. However lifting elbow shows intention to opponents, and not recommended? After trying all methods, I believe third one is probably best, however doesn't it break a cardinal rule?
For short-medium distance punches:
- Bend the wrist when punching from a short distance
- Punch at a slight angle, or vertical
- Punch normally, however, lift the elbow