I am looking for a way to better my left uppercut technique. This can be extremely difficult at times doing this alone. I understand that the power of the uppercut comes from the feet and spring-like motion of the knees and inertia from hip rotation.


My gym doesn't have uppercut bags and I only see my coach once a week. So mits aren't usually an option. I find that when I am hitting the heavy bag the angle is extremely awkward. The angle that I am using to hit the bag feels like a body uppercut from a long distance.


How can I better the technique of my left uppercut given my circumstances?


This seems like a hard task, but I have three possibilities for you.

  1. Use a mirror and do shadowboxing. In this way you can train form and technique with the capability to have a virtual opponent (yourself ;-) )

  2. Create your own Uppercut device from an old tire ex: cut it in half and bring it on a board attached to a wall. Sample: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mzgUx3US5g4

  3. For power, you can use isometric contractions combining with bands (see your question about inproving power of left hook)

  • Do you by chance have a video or an article on the correct form/technique that I could use to mimic the uppercut movement? – Badlarry Jan 28 '17 at 14:23
  • Sure, there are plenty of them but here is a sample ... sneakpunch.com/sneakpunchtv – mitro Jan 28 '17 at 18:36
  • Thank you sir I'll try these in a few hours. I don't think I'll find a tire anywhere soon haha. But will update the post. – Badlarry Jan 28 '17 at 18:40
  • Welcome, if this description is not enough, let me know ... I'll try to find something different if needed :-) btw. I ve built a tire hook bag myself and it is of great value. – mitro Jan 28 '17 at 18:42
  • I'd have to buy another pair of gloves.... I feel like the treads from the tire will rip them up... no? – Badlarry Jan 28 '17 at 18:43

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