The punch bag, also referred to as a heavy bag is piece of equipment which provides a well-rounded workout, with a focus on strength and core stability. Once you get used to using heavy bags it will become a great routine for staying fit and healthy. Using the bag everyday means that your stamina is being continuously tested. Take a look at our range of punch bags to help you get started.
Punchbags are essentially a stuffed bag weighing around 100 pounds and is usually made with leather or PU synthetic leather. Most people will associate punching bags with boxers and used during training to build punch power and technique. However, for the average user the punchbag provides a full body workout resulting in a defined muscular body.
Incorporating a punch bag into your workouts can help to improve your aerobic fitness, remaining mobile and changing your body position all while throwing punches will soon get your heart rate up. Originally the heavy bag was designed for boxers so they could improve their punch power, ensuring the punch is thrown with perfect technique through using as many muscles as possible. With the continuous transfer of weight from one foot to another you’ll notice an improvement in your overall body coordination and core stability. Now, the heavy bag can be used by anyone whether its for training, stress relief or just for fun. But what is the difference between a punch bag and a speed ball? A speed ball is a smaller, more lightweight ball that is hung from a platform. The speed ball is primarily used to improve hand-eye coordination and speed. Whereas with the heavy bag you’ll be developing strength, defence and punch skills. Both can provide you with a great cardio workout.