Benefits of using a punchbag

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by chumbawumba, Feb 20, 2015.


  1. chumbawumba

    chumbawumba Guest

    alright guys, boxed for a few years (never competitively), and was just thinking about buying a punch bag. I'm living in china so there arent a great amount of our style of boxing gyms around as u can imagine. so i'm going to buy a bag and because i dislike regular gyms and the weights workouts etc, i was wondering what strength benefits i will get from using a punch bag on it's own. Like toning muscles, building strength etc.

    Any advice appreciated!

    :D:thumbsup
     
  2. BEATDOWNZ

    BEATDOWNZ Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Endurance, Power etc.
     
  3. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    "Toning" is bull****. You won't build strength from punching a heavy bag.
     
  4. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    A beginner will, up to a certain plateau. Then you're just maintaining strength, not increasing.
     
  5. LeeJonesJnr

    LeeJonesJnr Active Member Full Member

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    You can develop power on the bag not strength
     
  6. Caimán

    Caimán Member Full Member

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    The bag itself will just 'tell you' when you throw punches correctly or not. What you can develop with it depends on your boxing technique and the kind of work you do (explosiveness, stamina, speed, etc). However your body will be more prepared to 'react to impact' (strength in some muscles and joints, flexibility and go back to the guard after a combination).

    You will increase your power, but it will be because of coordination of your entire body, balance, use of your weight, sense of distance, accuracy and boxing skills in general (helped by the sound of the punches).
     
  7. closedguard

    closedguard Active Member Full Member

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    I prefer wall sits than a punching bag to increase power.
     
  8. Butch Coolidge

    Butch Coolidge Boxing Addict Full Member

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    1. Endurance

    2. Technical "feedback" proofs you're punching right.

    3. Conditions you for hitting something solid. Also, if you have a hard fill bag, you'll probably get pretty good at wrapping your hands.

    4. Eye-hand coordination if you have a target on your bag

    *if you use a double-end bag you can have a bag that sort of punches you back.:boxx
     
  9. Michal Hanry

    Michal Hanry New Member Full Member

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    There are lots of benefits of punch bag.
    Few of them I am going share below.
    1. Confidence Building
    2. Stronger
    3. Easy workout
    4. Decrease Stress
    5. Improve Boxing Technique
    6. Improve Body Shape
     


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