Work that Proprioception!
What the heck is Proprioception?
We are all familiar with the five standard senses, which includes vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. But have you ever heard the word, proprioception? Some may call this "the sixth sense". But to my coach and I, it is my "boxer sense". Generally, proprioception is inherent to every one! Lets look into this some more!
Proprioception- perception governed by proprioceptors, as awareness of the poition of one's body.
Hey! Let us do a quick exercise that will reinforce the idea about this sixth sense!
Do me a favor right now! Stand up!
Good, please extend your hands out to their respected side. Now, point your pointer fingers out and touch your nose. Try alternating back and forth with the next finger. Do this Five times! Go!
Was that easy?
Than, everything is working properly. This should be easy because your brain is sensing your body, as well as its position and movement through out 3D space. This is called proprioception.
This ability enables us to fully understand where our limbs are in space without having to look. Think of it when a fighter is blocking or executing punches, rolling and slipping. Proprioception begins occurring exactly when a fighter executes a response with counter shots, by hitting to and from any stance. Punching from stances like the "High" guard, the "Philly" guard, or any other defensive stance will use proprioception.
Proprioception, can be simple such as daily movements, walking, eating, catching your sneeze. This will get complex with higher levels of competition with any sport! Where precise coordination is essential. Any coordinated movement is the result of normal functioning of the proprioceptive system.
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Will "Power" Coix
An undefeated welterweight Professional Boxer, a Certified Personal Trainer by the National Academy of Sport Medicine. He looks to share his knowledge with every blog post! Subscribe to our blog today!
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