The Rear Hook – Are you throwing it correctly?

Like the Lead Hook, the Rear Hook is very difficult to defend against. It is a short, close-range punch thrown from outside the vision of the boxer. This sneaky punch can get behind the defending boxer’s lead glove.   

Key points of a good hook: 

·      The hook is all about legs, hips, and core. 

·      The hips start rotating before the shoulders follow. 

·      The elbow follows directly behind the fist with the elbow flexed at ninety degrees. 

·      The hook is driven using the muscles of the core, with the weight of both shoulders, both arms, the head and the upper torso providing the drive.   

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