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How To Properly Box As Demonstrated By The Cast Of "Rocky"

*Plays "The Final Countdown" on repeat*

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The cast of Rocky on Broadway invited BuzzFeed staffers to learn how to throw a couple punches, and we realized everything we thought we knew was a lie.

Cast members Adrian Aguilar and James Brown III taught us the jab, which is more intended for light damage, and then we learned the cross, which is a stronger hit.

Step 1: Put your foot forward (right if you're right-handed, left if you're left-handed), keep your elbows tight, and put your hands up by your jaw.

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A lot of times people have them too high and it prevents you from seeing clearly.

Step 3: When your hand is in neutral (by your side), you want to punch with your knuckles facing forward and then rotate it back (with knuckles facing inward).

Step 1: To throw a cross, put your preferred foot forward, the other foot back, and move your hips a little.

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If you're punching with your left hand, put your left foot forward, the right foot back, and move hips to the right.

If you're punching with your right hand, put your right foot forward, the left foot back, and move hips to the left.

Step 3: As you twist, you're going to extend your arm to punch.

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The end of your reach is what should hit your target. If you throw a punch too close in proximity, it won't work as well.

Here's what a knockout performance looks like:

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