Getting ‘SNAP’ in Your Punching

by Fran on November 8, 2017


I am often asked how to develop ‘snap’ in punches, how to accelerate the shot to make it land crisply and cleanly.

This video will talk you through the mental aspects of getting snap in your punches and some practical tips to apply in the gym to bring it to life.

It’s all about the chain reaction of a punch, visualizing a whip-crack and placing a proper target during shadow boxing.

Apply this stuff in your boxing training, both the mental and the physical, and you will feel improvements in your punching acceleration and snap.

Let me have your thoughts below.



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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Danny Le November 18, 2017 at 1:57 am

thank you fran for all this knowledge you surely are a great coach.


Fran November 23, 2017 at 8:04 pm

You’re welcome Danny, thanks for taking the time to write.


Rithesh Gowdaiyya November 11, 2017 at 9:11 am

Sir I am rithesh

I am following ur instructions it’s very helpful to avoided our mistakes
I have one question I am 28 years old I practice boxing from last one year I am working hard if I work hard can i build my career in professional boxing it’s possible
Please guide me


Fran November 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Get good at amateur/Olympic style boxing Rithesh and then see how you progress from there.


Rithesh Gowdaiyya November 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Thank you sir


Martin November 10, 2017 at 7:15 am

Great tips Fran. I don’t have anywhere in my home gym (i.e. garage) to fix resistance bands to. Could hand weights be an alternative? Thanks.


Fran November 12, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Yes Martin, although you can get resistance bands that don’t need fixing to anything (they loop around your back). Everlast do one.


Martin November 12, 2017 at 3:06 pm

Thanks Fran, I’ll have a look on Amazon for them.


Frank Mitchell November 9, 2017 at 12:27 pm

You get exactly the same hip-twist movement in Shukokai Karate. In fact it looks like Sensei Kimura was dissatisfied with his striking impact on the Makiwara, and after some research got this technique from Western Boxing.


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