Here’s a video of me running through a boxing workout with UFC fighter Joey Beltran. In this video we cover how the scapulae influences shoulder mechanics when landing a punch. It is a common occurrence to find a fighter shrug when ever they throw their boxing strikes. Although this is taught by several coaches out there, the greatest fighters of all time have instituted different biomechanics in their punches than what they’ve been taught. By utilizing the thoracic spine and retracting the scapulae, Naudi Aguilar helps Joey address a problem that has been present in the elbow and shoulder during his training. Now that the issues have been addressed behaviorally, the rotator cuff will now be more stable, helping Joey put more pop behind his punches in his boxing and overall mma training arsenal.