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How to throw a cross in boxing.

Updated: Dec 30, 2022

In boxing, the cross is a strong blow delivered with the back hand. To maximize the force of a cross, it's critical to know how to throw it safely and correctly. The following are the procedures to take when throwing a cross:

  1. Establish your position: You can build power, keep your balance, and defend yourself with a proper boxing stance. Standing with your feet slightly in front of each other, shoulder-width apart, is the proper posture. To protect your face, keep your hands up in front of you while bending your knees slightly.

  2. Turn your back foot: As you deliver the punch, pivot on your back foot to add force to your cross. You'll be able to move your hips around and apply the power of your entire body.

  3. As you throw your cross and pivot on your back foot, swivel your hips to give the punch even more force.

  4. Keep your elbow close to your body when you throw your cross in order to be balanced and in control.

  5. As you punch, snap your wrist to give the blow greater force and increase its potency.

Practice good footwork; it's necessary to be able to punch effectively and to avoid being struck. Using an unpredictable punching bag will improve your footwork. One that moves like a genuine opponent makes for the finest practice partner for footwork. Practice moving with your feet shoulder-width apart and your weight equally distributed as you move forward, backward, and side to side.

You can throw strong, accurate crosses in the ring by following these instructions and honing perfect technique. To safeguard your safety and the safety of your training companions, always wear the appropriate protective gear and ask for advice from an experienced instructor.

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