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Punching Bag

Written by Sierra Rein
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Punching Bag

One of the greatest additions to the athletic world is the punching bag. As a tool that helps the athlete practice his or her punches and kicks, it also helps strengthen muscles and perform cardio workouts. Even the simplest form of the punching bag can add a lot of skill and strength to its user.

The first punching bag was probably improvised out of necessity, and in all likelihood made out of a bag filled with straw, beans, or other material. Or, some ingenious butcher could have preceded Stallone and practiced his throws on a large hunk of meat hundreds of years ago. Whatever its origin, the use of another object as a tool to practice punches and kicks has come a long way.

Choose A Punching Bag From Many Forms And Styles

There are many different ways a punching bag can be constructed, formed, and used. The traditional sausage shape can be found in most gyms and fitness clubs. Some, called body opponent bags, are shaped like human torsos, and can add reality and focus to the martial art techniques, especially Taekwondo and Karate.

If you are in the market to buying a punching bag, make sure your purchase is of high quality. Don't buy a bag that is too old or too poorly built to withstand years and years of abuse. Most manufacturers, such as Wavemaster, come with at least a year warranty, and provide many styles to choose from.


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