Boxing Training Q/A: How To Remedy Dropping Your Hands In Sparring.
Hey Rob I have this problem but not when I hit the heavy bag when I spar I don’t bring my hands back high to my face but when i hit the heavy bag and shadow box I always bring my hands back to my face.. what can i do to get better at bringing my hands back to my face better when i throw punches in sparring other then just sparring? because I don’t get to go to the gym I go to that much.
You need to do drills to drill out that bad habit and to ingrain the habit of you keeping up your hands. Lay off sparring for awhile and get a friend to throw light punches at you when you drop your hands. If you have a habit of bringing back your right hand slow and low he can tap you with his right hand to make you keep it up. Same thing with the right hand, hook, and upper cuts. Drill that bad habit out cause it will cost you when you compete! Perform a drill like this 2-3 days per week for 2-3 rounds. Please let me know how it works for you and let me know if you need anything else.
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