Posted On:7/27/2003 5:46pm
How heavy should a heavy bag be and why?
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Posted On:7/27/2003 8:56pm
get the "banana bag" or whatever it is called
Heavy for easier absorption of blows and helps you develop power faster. Less swing.
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Posted On:7/27/2003 9:53pm
Style: submission wrestling
A 'light' heavy bag is a pain in the ass, it swings all over the goddamn place. Having a buddy hold it in one place works okay but you're SOL if you're the only guy around while you're working out.
Not sure how heavy is too heavy, but most water bags are usually filled about 3/4 full or more.
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Posted On:7/27/2003 10:05pm
Style: kyoku-shin, boun-shin
How hard can you hit?
Realistically, I don't know if you could get a bag that's too heavy if you're going to work for power -- and presumably that's going to be one of your goals. Even if you have someone hold a lighter bag in place you have to restrict your own movement and range of attacks so you don't hit him.
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Posted On:7/28/2003 9:10am
Style: Karate/Muay Thai
Bigger, heavier, harder bags allow for more abuse (self and to the equipment). Personally, I'd say you can never be too big or hard.
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Posted On:7/28/2003 1:04pm
Get a big, heavy one and make sure you uses some wrist wraps if you like to throw all your body weight into your punches. Otherwise your wrist may move before the bag does.
Posted On:7/30/2003 9:45pm
I have a 70lb bag. I'm ok with it... the thing is that I hit it hard, and it tends to swing. The swinging might be good, as it allows you to follow the bag and react to the movement.
So.... try a 70-100lb bag.
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Posted On:7/31/2003 12:23am
Style: JKD Concepts, Kyokushin
I use a 70lb bag and a 90lb bag.
I control the swinging by attaching a bungee cord from the bag to a heavy weight (usually a cinder block) on the floor. That seems to do the trick.
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