Punching Bags

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by 2hot2handle, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. 2hot2handle

    2hot2handle New Member

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

    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.
     
  2. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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

  3. 2hot2handle

    2hot2handle New Member

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

    dunerunner New Member

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    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

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  5. 2hot2handle

    2hot2handle New Member

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

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    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.
     
  7. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    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.
     
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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

    dunerunner New Member

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    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.
     
  10. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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