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  1. BIGBANGSingh is offline

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    Posted On:
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    How heavy should a heavy bag be and why?

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    get the "banana bag" or whatever it is called



    100 lbs


    Heavy for easier absorption of blows and helps you develop power faster. Less swing.

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    7/27/2003 9:53pm

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    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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  4. noodles is offline

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    Posted On:
    7/27/2003 10:05pm

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    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:
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    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:
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    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.
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    Posted On:
    7/30/2003 9:45pm


     

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    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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    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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