Punching bags are essential to practise boxing and martial arts. And there are a plethora of benefits of boxing, this is why most of the fitness centres are including boxing these days.
Some of the benefits of Boxing:
Tones and sculpts your muscles.
You’ll burn fat and calories from all parts of your body.
You’ll improve your heart rate.
Lately, punching bags are also being used for cross-training to improve stamina, endurance, strength, and speed. You should choose a punching bag based on the kind of boxing you do and how often you train. There are two criteria to consider: size and material.
Size: The size of your punching bag depends completely on the type of boxing. If you want a punching bag just for punching, buy a punching bag measuring 80 to 110 cm. If you want a punching bag for both punching and kicking, buy a bag that is longer than 120 cm.
Material: If you are a novice boxer and train only occasionally, choose a fabric bag that will be supple when you hit. If you are an advanced boxer and train more regularly (twice weekly), opt for a bag with a synthetic outer, such as in polyurethane that is stiff and very durable. If you are an expert boxer or compete and train intensively (three or more times weekly), choose a sturdy bag in genuine leather that will withstand abrasion and punching.
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