Training with a combat dummy
I purchased one of these about 2 months ago. My old free-standing heavy bag for my home had become torn up.
Quite frankly, I'm impressed with it. Its a lot different from hitting a heavy bag, a lot harder. You really feel like you're hitting a person.
I've noticed my punching precision improve too, especially with hooks and uppercuts, now to me actually having a realistic target.
Kicks are somewhat painful as well. I do them on the bare, no shin/foot guards. Quite frankly, 5-6 in a row and you'll really start to regret going past 2 or 3.
The whole thing (with the base filled) weighs about 250 lbs, fyi.
Now enough of this poorly constructed description of the thing. What do you guys think of training with such a piece? Do you consider it useful? Unnecessary? Tell me what you all think