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    Do stand up punching bags suck?

    Im in a temporary housing situation waiting trial, all I have here are some free weights pretty much, theres no where to hang a real punching bag, I was wondering if its worth it to get one of those water/sand base ones, I've hit them before and the seem to offer not enough resistance. Do the stand up bags suck?

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    That's always been my impression. If you hit them with any power they slide or could tip over.
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    Most of them are pretty worthless. The Ringside standing heavybag is great though. I have one in my garage. The base plate is heavy and it takes two rings filled with sand also. You can punch the life out of it and it doesn't move. It doesn't have the same feel as hitting a hanging heavybag but it moves better. There is a video of it on the Ringside site and a few on Google of people using it. It's pricey compared to the others but worth it.

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    Friend + Pad (the thick shield-grip ones) has always seemed to be the cheapest option to me.

    If your situation's temporary, have you thought about applying for a monthly pass at a local gym? Many gyms have punching bags.

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    My water filled free standing bag is fine for working out with. It moves a little but I just make sure I am circling properly at it generaly stays in one place.

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    If you can fill it with something decent like wet sand or concrete it shouldn't move about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odaclaus
    If you can fill it with something decent like wet sand or concrete it shouldn't move about.
    I was coming here to say this. If anything, fill it with concrete. Unless you're some unbelievably strong god of a man it won't be going anywhere.

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    Has anyone here done this? Does the conrete swell? I would be afraid it would rip the plastic as it settled and dried.

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    I have two of them and they are collecting dust. The only thing I use them for is for weapons training. It you don't hit hard then they would be ok. They are also decent for kids who don't have a lot of power.

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