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2hot2handle 12-13-2010 07:05 PM

Punching Bags
 
Hey not sure exactly where to put this so Mods feel free to move it. :o

I'm thinking of getting a punching bag for Christmas but I have no idea where to begin or what to look for in a bag. Weight, size, freestanding, hanging, any help?

I'm a 210 lb 6.1ft guy who's looking to use it to train myself to properly throw a punch or two and I think it'd be a great way to work out. I'm doing it as well because if I am able to move on in my hockey career fighting is something that won't be completely out of the question. I'm open to all questions and suggestions.

dunerunner 12-13-2010 07:15 PM

Join a gym or dojo. A heavy bag suspended in the garage will resound throughout the entire house with every punch and kick.

2hot2handle 12-13-2010 07:24 PM

Even if hung with a spring to help dissipate the blow? What about a standing bag?

dunerunner 12-13-2010 07:29 PM

Standing bags won't give you the feel of a heavy bag, and the spring is one of the reasons the punch is transmitted throughout the framing of the house.

There are these Sparring BOB Body Oppenent Bag

http://www.centurymartialarts.com/po...101693S-LG.JPG

2hot2handle 12-13-2010 07:33 PM

$300! :eek: hmmmm this impulse is becoming expensive. What are the major differences between the bag and the free standing? Pros/cons?

winds-of-change 12-13-2010 08:33 PM

My son had a hanging heavy bag in our garage when he lived with me. But our garage is not attached to the house. It was no problem at all for us. Before he put it in the garage he did have it hanging from a beam in the basement. That was NOT a good idea. It was loud, as others have suggested.

Davyboy 12-13-2010 08:44 PM

Buy an empty canvas kit bag, line the inside with 2 or 3 layers of old carpet, inside the carpet fill with sand. Mount top and bottom with elasticated rope. Do not use without bag gloves or it will rip your knuckles to bits.

orangello 12-13-2010 08:57 PM

Don't forget to wrap your wrists unless you want to end up with a less effective punch.

dunerunner 12-13-2010 09:18 PM

Hand wraps are a necessity, as are bag gloves. As you progress, you can use less protection.

$300 is mid range. This is why I said to join a Dojo or Gym. They have all the equipment you will ever need and instruction, too.

Davyboy 12-13-2010 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dunerunner (Post 402442)
Hand wraps are a necessity, as are bag gloves. As you progress, you can use less protection.

$300 is mid range. This is why I said to join a Dojo or Gym. They have all the equipment you will ever need and instruction, too.

+ 1 on that however starting off expect pain. It does get better.


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