seems like it works well with Kyokushin style kicks they’re a little more snappy. Thai boxing kicks depend a LOT on follow through, without that you’re shorting yourself on a lot of power (technique wise).
Punching, egggghhhhh, I don’t like it all that much. Too much resistance and you’re pushing the punch. Not enough resistance and you’re really not doing anything.
If i was going to do it though I like the style of (its in the video donut posted too) of holding something round and throwing hooks with bands.
Imo it’s still going to take away the “snap” from your punches if you spend too much time with it. Obviously it’s going to take a shitload of reps to alter your motor unit recruitment so if you do this every now and then it’s not a big deal. But it rechambers your hand for you, and in an overspeed fashion which is unrealistic… you get 1/2 your speed based on how fast you rechamber your fist.
Imo this is a great tool if you add a little more to it.
Credit to the Diesel Crew’s “building the ultimate mma athlete” for this
method 1- attach the band behind you, hold the tubing/band in your palm and perform your punching.
method 2- attach the band behind you and the band to your WRIST and perform punching
method 3 & 4 - attach the band IN FRONT of you and practice punching in an overspeed fashion but the resistance is on your RECHAMBER. Wrist & palming the band.
method 5 & 6- the same as 3&4 but with hooks
Ok, analogy time. I have one of these with every fucking post…
it’s my opinion that the band punching is like running hills. Most great sprinters have run hills or an incline (at least) at some point. It’s a great method to build leg strength, learn to open up your stride, and emphasize different musculature. But it is something they will utilize sparingly… Reason being? In a sport where winning comes by mere inches and fractions of a second they refuse to sacrifice technique or any changes. Most will build strength in general exercises (weights, plyo), sprint specific drills (various run distances) and IMPROVING TECHNIQUE. Measure the guy’s stride and determine how many steps he needs to take in order to get whatever time he needs then improve stride time…etc
“It’s just running” but the emphasis on technique is so fucking high what makes you think it isn’t for a sport as complex as fighting?
Hell Michael Phelps beat a guy because he kept his head down as opposed to lifting it. TECHNIQUE. Something he probably practiced thousands of times and did on instinct when it came down to it that quarter of an inch is what won. And that’s “just swimming”.
I’m all for trying new shit, and stuff like this really breaks up training monotony but your bread and butter should be general strength/speed/power exercises and technique efficiency.