It's hard to imagine a boxer or kickboxer training without a punching bag. Exercises with punching bags are also becoming more and more popular among people doing cardio and conditioning workouts. Why is it worth buying a punching bag? How to choose the right punching bag for your needs?
Boxing bags - for enthusiasts of combat sports and more
Boxing bags are the basic equipment needed to practice combat sports. Boxing bag exercises are an integral part of training in various disciplines such as boxing, kick-boxing, MMA, karate, taekwondo, Krav Maga and many others. Punching bags can be found in almost every sport club, but adepts who want to improve their skills outside the gym can buy a punching bag and mount it in the right place.
However, the boxing bag is a piece of equipment not only for experienced athletes, as bag exercises are also for people who want to shape their figure, increase strength and self-confidence through cardio training. Punching bags are also devices that will help young people to unload emotions related to 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 the bag want to improve the strength or technique of their punches. For fighters and people who practice combat sports professionally, buying a punching bag is a great way to diversify their training in the gym and polish their skills. However, training on a 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 the Marbo boxing bags) are not just for people practicing combat sports. Exercising on a punching bag is a great all-around workout and helps you burn far more calories than many other types of physical activity. According to many trainers, the effort involved in training on a boxing bag is comparable physical effort of an intense sprint, as each series of fast and powerful punches requires exceptional effort. Training on a punching bag by improving your physical fitness and boosting your punching power also boosts your confidence.
Which punching bag should you choose?
Choosing a punching bag depends on your needs and the space available. The most popular types of bags on the market are the classic boxing bag, the MMA training bag, the hook bag and the boxing pear. However, our experience shows that in almost every case the classic boxing bag is the best solution - mainly due to the fact that it is the most multifunctional and allows you to perform practically all exercises.
The size of the punching bag
You can find various types of punching bags in our store. The choice depends primarily on the available space and level of advancement. For beginners who want to hang the bag at home or in the garage, the best bags are 100 cm, 130 cm and 150 cm high. Slightly more advanced combat sports students or people who have a lot of free space can choose boxing bags with a height of 180 cm.
Punching bag weight
Punching bag weight is an often overlooked factor when choosing a punching bag. We, however, believe that it makes a huge difference in the quality of training. Beginners should choose not too heavy, because working on a heavy bag without proper technique can lead to minor injuries or even serious injuries. The 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 kicking practice.
How to hang a punching bag?
The punching bag can be hung in several ways, which also depend on the space and location of it. In our store, you can find several structures that allow easy mounting of the bag: MA-B001 punching bag fastening, MH-D205 punching bag holder on the wall, professional hanger for a boxing bag MA-B002 and a new solution, i.e. a multifunctional bar with lat pulldown and punching bag attachment 3in1 MH-D204.