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No.3, Lead Hand Uppercut

What is a Lead Hand Uppercut?

A punch from the lead hand that moves along the sagittal plane and the longitudinal axis beginning with a downward projection and ending with an upward projection. (Thomson, Lamb and Nichols, 2015). The punch is usually thrown from close range, and requires significant power generation starting with upward projection from the feet, The uppercut is deemed one of the hardest punches to master in boxing, but can have devastating effect on opponents and has finished many a fight. 

Learning The Technique of a Good Lead Hand Uppercut.

  1. Get into your boxing stance, 

  2. Hands up and elbows tucked in to protect the ribs and chin.

  3. Transfer weight onto the front foot, with a slight tilt towards your lead side.

  4. With a slight lift onto your toes of the front foot, twist your hips towards the central line.

  5. This should bring your lead shoulder to your chin, protecting the chin.

  6. The arm should make a short loop motion.

  7. Lead elbow should stay down and the palm of the hand should face yourself throughout the motion, tensing on impact.

  8. Hand comes back rapidly to the start position.

  9. Body twists back to a neutral position, or keeps rotating to allow a follow up shot. 

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