looking into punchbags total noob on the subject

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by furinkazan, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. furinkazan

    furinkazan Valued Member

    Ok so im getting really into sparring and conditioning, and found in the garage we had a kids punchbag and gloves that we must have had some time ago. We still have the space to suspend a bag though, and got me thinking about getting myself one for christmas or something. I was thinking, is there anything I should be looking to consider when looking at the size and weight of the bag in comparison to myself? Like, is there a 'too light/heavy/big/small' when it comes to these?
  2. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    Just boxing or kicking as well?
  3. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    Can't go wrong with a Muay Thai bag. Satisfies both kicking and punching. The one I have (see pic below) is a solid 68kg. I like the fact that I can have it resting on the floor reducing the swing to almost nothing which lets one really lay into it.

    Just make sure your mounting is mechanically sound if you go with the larger, heavier bags or you're going to have problems. I was fortunate enough that the basement of our house was partly unfinished which allowed me access to reinforce the ceiling joists, mount it on sistered-beams, etc.

    But its great. As good as anything the boxing gyms I went to had.

  4. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    If it's just boxing, I really like those uppercut bags you attach to the wall. Good for every type of punch, whereas a regular bag is more suited to straights and hooks. It also takes up less space.
  5. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    You can get bags shaped for uppercuts as well which allow you to work angles nicely.
  6. furinkazan

    furinkazan Valued Member

    Kicking as well, since I train kickboxing now
  7. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    What's your budget?
  8. furinkazan

    furinkazan Valued Member

    between £70-120

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