What does it take for a knockout win in boxing? Power plays a major role here.
But how can you measure your strength? This is partially possible, for example, with a punching dynamometer that is attached to a wall. But how do you use it to measure your strength continuously during training or during competition?
The punch force can be determined using equipment like that. However, from the point of view of performance diagnostics, there are at least two disadvantages. These devices are permanently installed. In addition to the fact that you need continuous access to such a device for continuous performance development, it is impossible to determine your clout over the entire training, especially during sparring. In addition, these equipment are associated with high costs.
Another disadvantage arises from physics. The measured force depends on circumstances that have nothing to do with your own performance. For example, if the punching pad is attached to a different location or if you hit it once with and once without boxing gloves, you will discover that the measured force values are different.
If you hit the same punch with your fist against a concrete wall or a punching bag, the force effects would be different. A bigger force acts on your fist in the first case, so the pain sensation is bigger. But since it should be the same punch, your performance will be the same in both cases.
So this type of force value is of limited significance for the performance evaluation.
This is why ROOQ decided to issue the physical value momentum – a power of 2.0 as it were. This value is calculated of the two factors speed and mass and therefore it does not depend on external factors that are not related to your own performance.
There are two ways to increase the punch momentum. On the one hand, by improving your punch speed. On the other hand, by working on your punching technique. Better technique means that you can put more mass into your punch.
The advantage here – the momentum is independent of external factors but leads to consistent results under the same conditions. This means that if you hit the same hitting pad under the same conditions, a higher momentum correlates with a higher measured punch force.
Our strength value, the punch force 2.0, eliminates these disadvantages and provides new freedoms.
You want to be able to apply even more power and that your punches get harder? You want to improve your punching force specifically and achieve more power than your opponent? You want to reach a higher level of your boxing strength and increase your punching impact?
With the ROOQ sensors, you now can measure your punch force precisely in your next training and track all content in the boxing app. You’ll find out if the average power and strength level of your punches is increasing and how much energy you can generate with a single punch against a bag or a partner. Know and track your punching impact, your punch force, and your training content. Achieve even more strength with your punches, track your overall hardest punch, and try to beat your power level again and again.
Take a more focused look at your boxing workouts, push yourself, hustle, and get stronger. Make your boxing training more effective with your new boxing equipment and track your punch force. Improve your punch force and train specifically and more effectively. Evaluate your training and build on it to make your punches even harder and to reach a higher level of your punch force.