It is hard to imagine a boxer or kick boxer training without a punching bag. Bag exercises are also becoming increasingly popular among those doing cardio and fitness training. Why should you buy a boxing bag? How do you choose the right punching bag for your needs?
Boxing bags - for martial arts enthusiasts and beyond
Boxing bags are essential equipment needed for combat sports. Bag exercises are an integral part of training in a variety of disciplines, such as boxing, kick-boxing, MMA, karate, taekwondo, krav maga and many others. Exercise bags can be found in virtually every sports club, but adepts who want to improve their skills outside the gym can buy a punching bag and mount it in a fitting location.
However, the boxing bag is equipment not only for experienced athletes, as bag exercises are also for people who want to model their physique, increase strength and confidence through cardio training. Training bags are also equipment that will help young people unload the excitement of work or school.
Advantages of exercising with a punching bag
The first association with the punching bag is combat sports. Indeed, most people who train on a bag want to improve the strength or technique of their punches. For fighters and competitive martial artists, buying a punching bag is a great way to add variety to their gym workouts and polish their skills. However, training on a punching bag is not only a way to improve technique, speed and punching power, but also a good training for body coordination, which is very important in all sports.
Boxing bags (such as Marbo boxing bag) are not just aimed at people who do combat sports. Exercising on a punching bag is a great all-round workout and helps burn far more calories than many other types of physical activity. According to many trainers, the exertion that accompanies a punching bag workout is comparable to the fatigue of an intense sprint, as each series of fast and powerful punches requires exceptional effort. Training on a punching bag also increases self-confidence by improving physical fitness and enhancing punching power.
Which boxing bag to choose?
The choice of boxing bag depends on your needs and available space. The most popular types of bags on the market are the classic boxing bag, the MMA training bag, the hook bag and the boxing pearl. However, our experience shows that the classic boxing bag is the best option in almost every case - mainly due to the fact that it is the most multifunctional and allows you to perform practically all exercises.
You can find different types of boxing bags in our shop. The choice depends primarily on the space available and the level of sophistication. For beginners who want to hang a bag at home or a small one in the garage, bags with a height 100 cm, 130 cm and 150 cm. Slightly more advanced martial arts adepts or those who have a lot of spare space can opt for boxing bags with heights 180 cm.
Bag weight is an often overlooked factor when choosing a punching bag. We, however, believe that it makes a huge difference to the quality of training. Beginners should choose a not too heavy one, as working on a heavy bag without proper technique can lead to a slight injury or even a severe injury. A heavy bag, on the other hand, is a good choice for people who have been training combat sports for a long time or want to focus on practising kicks.
How do you hang a punching bag?
A punching bag can be hung in several ways, which also depend on the space and where the exercise device is hung. Thus, in our shop you can find several constructions allowing easy bag mounting: boxing bag holder MA-B001, boxing bag holder for the wall MH-D205, a professional boxing bag rack MA-B002 and a new solution, namely multifunctional bar with lift and 3-in-1 bag attachment MH-D204.