Range is a definite component of throwing a hook. A hook is a short range weapon. When learning to throw the hook, first decide the target. If you are throwing hooks to the head, make sure to turn your punches over to add snap and possibly cut an opponent. Do not turn your punches over when attacking the body. Body hooks leave the attacker susceptible to straight shots coming from overhead and.uppercuts, if the attacker throws body hooks in combination.
Not knowing range is a cardinal sin. Being ineffective at distance management will cause you to miss shots and tire out. The best distance for a hook is when your opponent is within your elbow to forearm range. You want to drive your entire arm through the target in this punch.
Knowing how to transfer energy into punches is crucial. A lot of trainer will have students pivot their lead foot in the direction of their punch. Not only does it take away from your base, feet, but their is slight telegraphing involved. Instead l, always stand on the balls of your feet. You will be able to move faster. When throwing a hook, dip as if you are about to perform a squat and then explode upwards to the target. Make sure to keep you arm in an L shape when performing the punch. As soon as you have done damage, bring your arm back to guard.
Yes, all of this need to be practiced on a heavy bag. A stationary target will give your friend the best understanding of range and which distance affords them the best delivery when punching. You could help your friend by standing behind the bag as they punch. Hold a pillow in your hand. When your friend punches the bag, hit them with the pillow on the same side arm they just punched with. This will reinforce the need to bring their hands back to defense and elevate their skill set to where sparring a live resisting opponent may be feasible. Hope this helps.