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Old 08-22-2012, 05:40 AM   #1
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Default Speedball Alternatives

(To be clear incase I have the wrong name: When I say speedball, I mean the little springy one that hangs down and is attached from the top only - not the one suspended between two cords from the top and bottom)

In the gym I go to (not a boxing gym, unfortunately) they don't have a speedball - but do have what I can only describe as an exercise bike for your hands.

My question is, would using this give the same benefits as a speedball (arm endurance, shoulder endurance, hand speed/coordination)? For the past couple of days I've set it to the lowest resistance, and done bursts of 3 minutes with a one minute 'rest' - which is going in 'reverse' at half speed.

Anyone think this would work out, or is it a poor substitute?

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:50 AM   #2
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Default Re: Speedball Alternatives

I've used both for decades.

Surprisingly, the hand bike is close to the speed bag movements.

The fist you make when striking vs. holding a handle is perhaps the biggest difference.

Nothing beats making that speed bag sound like a Maxim.
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