Ronda Rousey Releases New Shadow Boxing Video And It’s Laughable
Shadow boxing is one of those things that fighters do to warm up, to show off technique, speed and general prowess.
When done properly it is an activity that adds to a fighter’s formidability, but when done poorly can really make the fighter look like a bit of an idiot.
Not only, this but poor form can even injure a fighter.
It is relatively easy to critique and assess shadow boxing form and luckily for us there are a number of armchair experts and keyboard warriors that have made some decent points when checking out the form of one UFC champion Ronda Rousey.
Make no mistake, Rousey’s form in the cage, and extensive experience cannot be downgraded. She is a giant of the sport, wildly successful and dominant over so many of her opponents.
However over the journey, Rousey has performed shadow boxing routines in the past to vast and wide-ranging criticism. And now she is back at it in a recent promo for her new home in the WWE.
Rousey is seen swinging as part of the promotion, which did not escape eagle-eyed pundits the world over.
Comments have been made that Rousey’s form has gotten even worse over the years and that the producers could have certainly been a little more discerning in choosing appropriate footage that did not make her look as bad.
Constructive criticism dominated the conversation as people pointed out exactly what the technical flaws were.
Overextention and lack of head movement seemed to be the main targets of barbs from the public.
Some commented that the over-extension coupled with a twist of the fist was the result of improper balance transfer in the legs leading to ‘reaching’.
Whilst the twist may look fancy to a laman, the technique is flawed and unnecessary.
Rousey’s frozen neck came under criticism as well due to improper technique.One person even went as far as to say that Rousey’s lack of head movement was the reason she was so soundly beaten by Holly Holm as it was such an easy counterpunch target.
Chkkc out the form below – what do you think?