Ever wonder how many punches you’re throwing, or how fast you’re landing each strike? Punch tracking technology allows you to effortlessly count each punch while also measuring speed, power, and even technique.
Punch trackers have become one of the most important pieces of boxing equipment, loved by amateurs and pro fighters alike. FightCamp punch trackers make it easy to track your progress and keep you motivated. The FightCamp App keeps score of your punches in real-time, adding extra excitement to every boxing or kickboxing workout. Seeing that punch count rise with every hit, then hearing that bell when you reach the punch goal is a reminder of just how hard you’re working. When you’re done, you can check your activity in the app to see how you are progressing.
Here we’ll delve a little deeper into how punch trackers work – and how they will level up your boxing training.
How Do The FightCamp Punch Trackers Work?
FightCamp punch trackers are equipped with lightweight motion-sensing technology. These high-tech little gadgets track your hand motion up to 1,000 times per second with a 6-axis inertial motion unit. The sensors fit snugly in the pocket of FightCamp’s signature quick wraps or traditional hand wraps. These punch trackers are small and light enough that you cannot feel them, even with your gloves on.
Once activated by a quick double-tap, the punch trackers connect to your phone or tablet through Bluetooth, sending data directly to the FightCamp App. FightCamp punch trackers are designed to give you feedback on three (3) important metrics: punch count, speed, and most importantly, output.
The Three (3) Metrics Measured By Punch Trackers:
1. Punch Count
Punch count is the number of punches you throw. The FightCamp App displays your punch count in real-time, indicating when you have reached the punch goal for that round and subsequently, showing you the number of punches you’ve thrown past that goal.
It is great for training but even better for motivation. With the punch trackers, you not only get the satisfaction of knowing you fought through 4 intense rounds of a boxing workout, but you can also see that you have thrown hundreds of punches in a mere 20 minutes on the bag. It’s a not-so-subtle way of reminding you that you are crushing it.
2. Punch Rate (Speed)
Punch speed measures the average maximum speed of your punches for each boxing workout. Speed should not be something that beginners focus on too much. It is far more important to lay a foundation of proper technique – speed will come with practice.
It’s important to remember that punching speed is about much more than how fast you move your arm, it comes from your entire body. You can increase your punching speed through strength training and drills to improve your boxing form.
Output is the metric you want to pay most attention to in your training. This is the biggest indicator of your overall progress as a boxer. Your output is calculated using three (3) key pieces of data logged by your punch trackers:
Velocity (Technique) – the rate and form (direction) of each punch
Quickness (Punch speed) – the speed at which the punch is thrown
Volume (Punch count) – the number of punches thrown
Increasing the number and speed of your punches without sacrificing boxing technique is not an easy task. While you can improve your output by focusing on two out of the three, the highest output is reached through consistent training that includes plenty of focus on form and technique.
Boxing and kickboxing training is a journey towards the best version of yourself, and it all starts with learning. Start slowly and nail the basics to develop the proper muscle memory so you can maintain your form at higher speed and increased volume.
Knowledge is power, and punch trackers give you all the data you need to track your progress and start crushing your goals. It’s no surprise that they have become an asset for competitive fighters looking to improve their skills. Through FightCamp you can access the same cutting-edge technology used by boxing champs like Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather.
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