We then went into padwork, with the third person doing a 3 minute full on round on the speedball.
This is where we used my new found training technique. Dixy held the pads in jab cross position, just above the shoulders, shoulder width apart. Now, in Boxing, a lot of movements are focussed from the abs. When you swivel or dip, this movement is derived from the abs and to a lesser extent, your hips. So when we were punching the pads, i.e a left jab, you would dip your core, using your right ab, then left ab and as you release the pressure you exerted on your left ab, this explodes into a full on jab ! The power in this jab, compared to when you do it normally, is blatantly obvious. Its kinda hard to explain, so i will post a video at some point detailing how it works. But trust me, doing padwork this way was sore on the abs, my lower back and my arms. Sore in an awesome way !