Thread: got some heavy bag questions
8/09/2006 9:26pm, #31
Originally Posted by Red Elvis
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
- herndon, va, usa
- karate / bjj
You dont really need much clearance, for a long bag most gyms just have them at a dead rest on the ground and the chains simply keep them upright (usually with some minor leaning.
Personally i like the dead rested bags for kicking as you really get a better gauge of how hard you kick.
Last edited by pauli; 8/09/2006 9:29pm at .
8/09/2006 10:14pm, #32
Originally Posted by El Macho
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- Soviet State Of Kalifornia
- Spetsnaz Shovel-Fu
Best part, he took it back to the tux rental place as is. When asked what it was, he replied... "Cake". Too funny.
Originally Posted by pauli.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without spilling your Guinness.
Sun "Fu Man JhooJits" Tzu, the Art of War & Guinness
8/18/2006 3:48pm, #33
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- Jun 2006
I don't want to hijack the thread and sorry if this is a question that has been asked before or deemed incredibly stupid, but here goes. I'm not a fighter, I'm an enthusiast. I have no goals of becoming a fighter but I do enjoy a good bag workout three or four times a week for about an hour to an hour and half. That being said, I live in an apartment complex on the bottom floor and I hung a 70 lbs bag from my ceiling. For a while I was working the night shift so when I worked out during the day my upstairs neighbors weren't home and therefore didn't hear me working out. I've switched schedules so now, like most people, I get out of work at about 5:30 pm. Now when I hit the bag in the evening they start stomping on the floor like it's judgement day. My question is, do the freestanding bags where you fill the base with water make less noise? Are they even worth a damn? I've hit a few lightly and they seem to move a hell of a lot, or just seem flimsy in general. If anyone has any suggestions I'd appreciate it. And yes, I had a membership to a boxing gym for a while, but like I said, I'm an enthusiast not a fighter and I always felt like I was taking up space from someone that was actually training for fight. Everyone was always polite and all that, but still, I would prefer to workout in the privacy of my own home. Thanks again.
8/18/2006 3:57pm, #34My question is, do the freestanding bags where you fill the base with water make less noise? Are they even worth a damn?You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
8/18/2006 5:07pm, #35
Originally Posted by Koto_Ryu
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- Jun 2005
- Sinsinnatti Oh Hi Ho
- lol yet again more Judo !
The t-shirts helped to stiffen it up a bit ... but the bag still stinks and looks horribly depressed . Maybe I should get it some some anti-depressants . I am planning to unzip the fucking thing and restuff it with old ripped up bed sheets and anything else I can cram in there . I seriously get grossed out when it sprews green **** out the bottom .
As for your down sides ... I feel you . Luckily one of my new training partners dropped off about 150 lbs of pristine sandbox filler . I spread it out over the gravel and it ended up mostly covering the biggest most dangerous roots . Now I feel spoiled ... no more cuts on the bottom off my feet and falling on my ass .
8/18/2006 5:13pm, #36
I like the BOB dummys. Not as versatile or fun as a hanging bag but sufficient and not without advantages, paticularly if one likes to work clinch knees and the like, I hate doing knees on round bags