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Lowering a weight slowly then explosively curling it is doing a "slow negative". For fast punches and kicks you should be working on your basic barbell lifts: squat, deadlift, power clean, overhead press, push press. These are the best method for developing a high power output. Add in some fighter-oriented bodyweight and dumbbell work from Ross Enamait and ...


I doubt if isometric exercises could improve punching speed – maybe you meant bodyweight exercises? Isometric exercises are ones where the muscle that's working is being held in a constant state of contraction, as in a plank. Here are some exercises to improve punching speed and power that we use in my boxing class: Push jabs: Hold a medicine ball so it ...

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