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  1. Sokaku is offline

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    12/17/2006 12:02pm


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    Is a 5 feet 100 lbs heavy bag good enough for a muay thai training?

    Hi everyone, so I've just bought (or my parents if you prefer) a heavy bag for christmas to practice at home (and since I haven't found a way to go to a gym yet, to not get rusty), but the one I wanted was sold out (a 6 feet+ 120 lbs heavy bag), so I had to take the next heavier one, wich was the 5 feet 100 lbs heavy bag (because I would have had to wait a month if not more to get the banana bag).

    So I was wondering, is it good enough for a muay thai training? Is it long enough to practice low kicks on it, and the most important thing, is it heavy enough for my kicks? For information, I kick and punch quite hard for my weight (165 lbs~, 6 feet tall), and it's going to be in my basement wich is about 2.20 meter long (7.2 feet).

    Thanks for your answers peeps.
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    12/17/2006 12:04pm


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    And should I go back to the shop and change it for a banana bag? I mean, would the 1 month+ waiting be worth it?
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    Posted On:
    12/17/2006 12:11pm

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    you can do just fine with a 5 ft bag, but since you are 6ft tall, and a heavy bag is something you should be able to use for a few years, it might be a better choice to get the 6ft in a month.

    the nice thing about a bananna bag is that you can practice both high and low kicks without changing the hanging height of the bag, so you want the bottom of the bag somewhere around your mid-calf, that way you can practice kicking as high as 7 feet in the air. i know that at 5'7" i can kick the top of my 6ft bag, so you might want the taller bag.

    of course the most important thing is that you hit whatever bag you have regularly and properly.
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    12/19/2006 1:23pm


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    Thanks, I'm gonna think about it. Anyone has got an answer too for my question?

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