WHEN you step into a boxing club the first time, the coach always says “The power comes from your legs”.

So… how can we improve this?

The lower-body needs to be strong to transfer this energy to the hips, through the core and to the fist to deliver forceful punches. This is what we call the kinetic chain.

In our data analysis, we discovered strong relationships between lower body strength and punch force.

This makes training the lower-body massively important for boxers.

The Deadlift

The deadlift will develop your posterior chain. This is important to improve the function of your glutes and hamstrings, as well as strengthening your lower back and core. This is important for boxers as the posterior chain isn’t strengthened through traditional boxing training methods.

Although the deadlift has many benefits, you should be cautious when performing deadlifts as technique can be affected due to limited coaching, understanding or mobility.

Follow our guide, as well as mastering the foundational movements to make sure you get the most out of your deadlifts.

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