Scientifically, there's never even been any proof speedbags work.

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  1. Shrollleftupper

    Shrollleftupper Active Member Full Member

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    But you don't even punch the speed bag properly, you do with the double-end bag. There's no reason for a speed bag if you have big gloves, a double-end bag, and a heavy bag
     
  2. sparta

    sparta Active Member Full Member

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    It serves its purpose, speed beats power and timing beats speed, using the speed bag at the end of your workout forces your timing and hand/eye to stay on point while you are tired, and simultaneously working your shoulder endurance as you are FORCED to keep your hands high which in turn helps to keep your hands up in a fight when your tired. It may not seem like much but it is the 1% ers that can make or break in this sport.
     
  3. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The speed bag is to help you to keep your hands up and to also help strengthen your shoulders and assist with coordination.
     
  4. Manfred

    Manfred Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Timing and rhythm, just like the double end bag. Speedbag is good work.
     
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  5. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

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  6. ATP

    ATP Fringe Contender Full Member

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    Bit late But Did the old Boxed Ears die? **** that dude was cool to talk to back in 2010-11.. i dont post much only check in every few months

    So Boxed your his son on your old mans old account??
     
  7. ILikeBoxingForRealz

    ILikeBoxingForRealz Member Full Member

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    Speed bag is meant for hand eye coordination. I think it is an important tool to training. It’s gets the shoulder blades/sockets lose and warm. And coordination like I said before. Is it essential to a successful camp? No, but I feel it contributes
     
  8. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    It does help with hand-eye, true, but less so than does the double-end...and the misperception of its purpose among lay folk is that it builds up hand speed; it doesn't. It shows off the speed you already have - which is why coaches and serious boxing heads consider it more a tool for strutting peacockery than anything useful (that you can't already get from other, better, more versatile pieces of equipment)

    Unlike the heavy and d-e, also, it doesn't replicate any real fight condition movements. Who throws a flurry like that, rolling fist over fist? :sisi1

    †addendum: strutting peacockery does have its place; a lot of coaches, especially old school variety, like the idea of intimidating your gym mates to give you more confidence in sparring. But that is a more indirect and less outright practical benefit.
     
  9. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I asked my trainer years ago(Al Certo) what the purpose of the speed bag was and he said it helps to keep your hands up. I can see that because when you haven’t done it in a while you’ll feel it in your shoulders.
     
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  10. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    Yeah that's a legit application of it. Ideally you'd be getting that repetition of holding your hands up from regular sparring, but there are circumstances where a coach might want to hold off on that for you (nobody available that's approximately your level to match you with; after concussions etc) in which case the baflg would be a suitable substitute to keep it in your muscle memory. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    As others have said the speed bag is meant for developing shoulder endurance and hand/eye coordination.
     
  12. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    How's one cuck an ear? :thinking:

    I'm struggling to come up with anything besides Gabrielle Berlatier wetting Gaugin's brush with Van Gogh's offering lying on the bedside table.
     
  13. HellSpawn86

    HellSpawn86 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I knew something was up with this account. I remember when I started posting, the poster for this account would be more straight forward with your language and big boxing fanatic. When I started posting again, I recognized the account, but the writing style was less straight forward and more of a jokester. All makes sense now.
     
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  14. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Technical Support Full Member

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    SpeedBags are scientifically proven to help beat the misses.
     
  15. drenlou

    drenlou The Real KING OF THE HILL! Full Member

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    Have you heard of the skunk?