Tom Crudgington is the man to learn from if you want to improve your punching power. To contact him please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The fact that you train with an heavy bag for cardio is in no way a guarantee that you can throw a punch properly.
Whenever I visit New York I see plenty of Manhattan high rollers trained by « overnight boxing expert personal trainers ».
Of course they make sure to have the O.B.E.P.T. acronym on their business card. The fact is, no matter long these people train with Mr. or Ms. OBEPT , their punching power, as they say in Hungarian has the impulse force of a butterfly’s fart.
High levels of maximal strength on certain lifts do not guarantee a powerful punch. In fact you need to have good OVERALL strength. So for example, you could incline press 400 lbs and can only chin your bodyweight, your poor levels of antagonistic strength will inhibit the power output of the agonist muscles.
You have to understand that punching power requires the precise timing and involvement of a large amount of muscle mass. Again, you may have a very strong upper body and be a squatting machine, if you have poor levels of strength in the obliques you will not be able to effectively transfer the strength of your legs to your upper body.
High levels of punching power are more likely to come if your technique is sound. I would suggest you first learn how to deliver a punch by someone experienced at it. The best guy in the industry in Tom Crudgington from Body Development in Bath, U.K.
To quote Tom “Effective punching in fact comes from understanding and correctly applying simple gait principles and the relationship of the eye, head and feet are key to delivery. Also being able to fire the nervous system in a nano second, repeatedly – like firing a 50 cal machine gun – is vital. “
No to discourage you, but punching power also has a lot to do with genetics, the best punchers in the World are approaching peak power in the upper extremety only 30 milliseconds after they have initiated the punch.
Coach Charles Poliquin