4. Clean
REGARDLESS of the variation, the clean offers two critical benefits to increasing the punch power of a boxer. The first is a power-generating movement of the ankle, knee and hip that is used in each and every sport, known as ‘triple extension’. Secondly the clean utilises a phenomenon known as the stretch-shortening cycle. Both of these movements are repeatedly shown in scientific literature to increase power output as commented by Stone (1993) who stated “The clean has been shown to increase an athlete’s performance by imitating sport-specific movements (rapid extension of the ankle, knee, and hips), while concurrently using explosive power.”

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