Whether you're a boxer or just want to get in shape, a heavy punching bag
provides an outlet for all your energy. Every combat sports gym in the world, most notably boxing gyms, will have a collection of large punching bags, many of which will have the marks of years of constant hitting. So whether you're a beginner or an experienced martial artist/boxer, punching a bag at home is a great method to get more reps and practice on days when you can't make it to the gym. The conventional rule for sizing a heavy bag for an adult is that it should be about half your weight. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, you should use an 80-pound punching bag. Adults often require heavy bags that are 4 or 5 feet long. The following things must be considered while selecting the ideal heavy punching bag for your needs.
Brands matter when it comes to boxing equipment, particularly for large punching bags. Ideally, you should choose a brand with a good history and experience in the production of combat sports equipment.
The type of heavy bag that you decide to get will heavily depend on how much space you have in your home. Hanging heavy bags is best, but requires a free-standing system or wall-mounted bracket. If neither is suitable, then the next best alternative will have to be a free-standing heavy bag. Sting Sports has many types of punching bags such as
- Commercial Bags
- Domestic Bags
- Speed and Floor to Ceiling balls
BUILD AND MATERIAL
This is the most significant feature of a heavy bag, as it determines how many punches it can withstand and how long it will endure. To avoid tearing, the outside material should be strong — the best possibilities are leather, synthetic leather, and heavy-duty vinyl. The inside material is even more critical because if it's poorly constructed, much of the material will sink to the bottom of the bag after a time of repeated pounding, leaving the top area unpadded and the bottom rock solid. Your hands and wrists will be damaged as a result of this.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
A heavy bag should be half your body weight, according to a standard guideline. If you're light but desire a heavier bag for better stability, this rule can be broken. However, if you're a hard-hitting heavyweight, then a lightweight bag isn't a good choice. You'll need a heavy bag with a thick diameter to build on your strength and power, which most heavy bags have. There are also lighter, longer bags available. They're made for both kicking and punching. If you're a boxer, you'll just strike the top half of the bag, which means it'll swing less than if you struck it at the bottom. We understand how difficult it may be to find punching bags and other combat equipment. With so many alternatives to consider, selecting a punching bag that is a perfect match for you requires some time and work.
Visit Sting Sports if you're still unsure which one is right for you.