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Some vertical fist punchers also use an upward tilt of the fist on impact as a supposed way to increase power. Let me understand this, to increase the power of the punch:
- You powerfully, snap tilt the fist upward just before impact (as it this small range of movement will add any significant power)
- The tilt takes the wrist out of alignment with the forearm (which weakens it and makes it more susceptible to injury)
- The tilt makes the smaller, bottom two knuckles the impact point instead of the larger, top two knuckles
Sounds like a great idea! Not!