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    Question Getting a punch bag, few questions...

    Deffo investing in a punch bag when I get paid

    Not sure what size/weight to get though, last thing I want is it being too heavy or too light!! I'm not sure how you workout what you need?

    I'm thinking of getting this one:

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...7C14419312.htm

    Cheers for any info, Lee
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    I was thinking of getting one myself when I start to cut this Spring. I'll be interested to see the opinions on this thread.
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    Ooo I've also wondered about the benifits etc of a punch bag.
    I see you're from Ispwich. I'm from Norfolk....Norwich :P

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    how is the back doen Ben

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    Everlast brand punch bags are great. And as the name suggests they will last forever. Between me and my dad we've had the same bag for almost twenty years and it is still in good condition. IMO you want to go with leather over canvas. You probably want something between 80 and 100 pounds.
    Punching bags are great cardio. Make sure you take the time to learn to punch correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJosh View Post
    Make sure you take the time to learn to punch correctly.
    I don't think that anyone could stress this enough. You don't need sprained wrists or boxer breaks behind your last two knuckles...

    http://www.5min.com/Video/Learn-how-...w-Punches-6971

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyDev View Post
    I don't think that anyone could stress this enough. You don't need sprained wrists or boxer breaks behind your last two knuckles...

    http://www.5min.com/Video/Learn-how-...w-Punches-6971
    Learned that the hard way lol, muay thai training was throwing incorrect punches for almost week. Thought I broke my wrist and outer knuckles on both hands. Work on form and movements and you'll be set
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    Hmm, sorry to hijack the thread but anyone know where to get cheap muay thai (banana) kick bags in england? muay thai bag gloves would also be appreciated
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    punching bags are great
    go for heavy as i found in the past, once you get stronger you'll regret
    the lighter bag - also - with a heavier bag, you won't need someone to hold
    it for you (as much)

    punching form is important - so practice this alot

    knuckle pushups can help strengthen your wrists
    (maybe wear a workout glove or light mma glove to preserve your skin)

    wrist wraps are a must - most people can punch with more strength
    than their wrists can handle - its takes one write injury to get you extremely
    p-o'd (for most people, these injuries take awhile to heal because its a part of your
    body that you must use all the time)

    and for me, i found alternating between MMA gloves and boxing gloves
    are helpful - 16oz gloves are a HUGE difference than 4 oz
    start with mma gloves then switch after a few rounds or
    vice versus or have different days

    btw, they also make great punching dummies these days but the cost
    may be high

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    Quote Originally Posted by sastewart930 View Post
    punching bags are great
    go for heavy as i found in the past, once you get stronger you'll regret
    the lighter bag - also - with a heavier bag, you won't need someone to hold
    it for you (as much)

    punching form is important - so practice this alot

    knuckle pushups can help strengthen your wrists
    (maybe wear a workout glove or light mma glove to preserve your skin)

    wrist wraps are a must - most people can punch with more strength
    than their wrists can handle - its takes one write injury to get you extremely
    p-o'd (for most people, these injuries take awhile to heal because its a part of your
    body that you must use all the time)

    and for me, i found alternating between MMA gloves and boxing gloves
    are helpful - 16oz gloves are a HUGE difference than 4 oz
    start with mma gloves then switch after a few rounds or
    vice versus or have different days

    btw, they also make great punching dummies these days but the cost
    may be high
    please do not go hitting the heavy bag with mma gloves, thats a good way to f-up ur knuckles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipswichlee View Post
    Deffo investing in a punch bag when I get paid

    Not sure what size/weight to get though, last thing I want is it being too heavy or too light!! I'm not sure how you workout what you need?
    Good choice; just got a heavy bag a few months ago
    As far as weight goes, I researched it, and it's recommended you get one that's about half your weight.

    Quote Originally Posted by camdry90 View Post
    please do not go hitting the heavy bag with mma gloves, thats a good way to f-up ur knuckles...
    Really? How so?
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    with properly wrapped hands, MMA gloves and boxing gloves are both ok, i assure you
    Last edited by sastewart930; 02-28-2010 at 07:51 AM.

 

 

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