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Punching And Fighting Bag

Written by Sierra Rein
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Every boxer or martial artist at one point in his or her training uses a punching and fighting bag. These padded yet resistant bags help the student to strengthen their punching and kicking muscles. Some specialized models also aid in eye to muscle focus and coordination and remove the need of an actual sparring partner.

There are a number of different kinds of martial arts bags, and your choice of a punching and fighting bag depends on your needs. Some, like the body opponent bag, is shaped like the upper torso of an adult 6 foot male. Others, like the Bobby Bully Bag, are meant for young children to practice their kicking and punching skills.

How to Pick a Quality Punching and Fighting Bag

Fighting bags need to be filled with a strong yet pliant foam or rubber. They should be durable enough to give back strong resistance to punches and kicks yet soft enough not to harm the trainee's bones and skin. Polyurethane (PU) is a good material to go with, as well as vinyl and canvas.

In addition to the body-shaped punching sparring gear, there are simple cylindrical models commonly seen in gyms and workout rooms. These can be hung from the ceiling or set on central weighted bases so that they do not fall over when hit. Many online an on-the-street martial arts equipment stores carry a variety of bags to choose from.

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