How to do Boxing: Uppercuts
1. Fighting Position: Begin by placing your feet in a staggered stance, slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Your leading foot should be pointing forwards, your rear foot should run close to perpendicular to your lead foot, your knees should be slightly bent, and your torso should be perpendicular to your target
2. Bring your fists up so that your leading hand is about six inches in front of your chin, your rear hand is 2-3 inches from your rear cheek, and your elbows are tucked in next to your ribs
3. Your chin should be slightly tucked and your eyes should look directly over your lead fist, into the eyes of your target. You are ready for action
4. Drop your lead fist down slightly as your twist your hips away from the target while bending at the knees a little more
5. Explosively drive back upwards by straightening your knees a little, snapping back with your hips, and bringing your fist upwards and in front of you 6. Your forearm should be almost vertical as you connect with your target with your leading fist
7. Bring your leading fist back to fighting position before rotating your hips forward as you repeat the same motion with your rear fist
8. Once again, use your hips to snap forward allowing your rear fist to travel ‘through’ the intended target
9. Immediately retract your rear fist, and twist your body back to the fighting position
What muscles do Boxing: Uppercuts work?
The primary muscles used in Boxing: Uppercuts are the Quads and Shoulders. The secondary muscles used are the Abs and Hamstrings.