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Top Tips For Faster Punches

Looking back at the most famous martial arts masters one thing that clearly stands out as being the most impressive is the speed of their punches. It is unlikely you have ever seen any current mixed martial artists competing in the UFC that have any where near the punching speed. Some may argue that delivering combos of many rapid punches doesn’t do enough damage as they may not all be that devastating. However being able to punch faster than your opponent can mean that they never have the chance to strike back. Sooner or later you will deliver a knockout blow and if they canA�t strike you can never get injured or risk losing.
So how to build faster punches? Building faster punches mainly relies on training to punch. Adding resistance to your punch training will dramatically add to your speed. However remember you are going for agile and fast not big an bulky which can slow you down. So stick to resistance that allows you to complete 8-12 reps per set.
What types of exercise and resistance should you use? Begin by sparring and doing punching drills with heavy gloves instead of UFC type gloves as this will work your shoulders more. If you are set on improving your punching speed then add an additional workout session to your training routine just for punches and incorporate it 4 times per week. It should be at least 30 minutes long. 60 minutes is better.
If you can also practice punching underwater in the swimming pool. This offers light resistance and also improves your balance while punching. When in the gym use the cable machines to perform punches. Make sure to incorporate exercises for all types of punches. At home you can practice punching with dumbbells to improve speed or use resistance cords. Resistance cords are perfect if you have to travel and are on the road and make sure you can keep up with your mixed  martial arts training no matter where you are.…