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Golden-Gloves
07-14-2008, 07:47 PM
Alright, I'm lookin to get a new Heavy Bag for my home workouts, I was just
curious if anyone has any recommendations as far as specific brands or models and there attributes weather it be, duration, quality, filler, ect, if you could just give me a quick run-down I would appreciate it.

Also I'm curious what size of bags you other flighters work with on the downside of 150, (I'm 130), and what weather you focus on speed or strength. Thanks gang.

Golden-Gloves
07-14-2008, 10:56 PM
Anyone...?

dfwtx
07-15-2008, 12:11 AM
I would just reccomend a nice solid everlast bag, or perhaps a waterfilled bag, it's really a personal preference thing, my gym has 150 lb bags that I like alot, but others may not. I would reccomend going to some sporting goods stores or friends houses just to get a feel for your own preference. But once you get a feel for size I can tell you that alot of companies like everlast, title, ringside, grant and alot more make good quality bags.

J_CON
07-15-2008, 12:21 PM
I have a title leather 150lb bag. Its great for a decent price.

Golden-Gloves
07-15-2008, 03:31 PM
The heavier the bag, the more power you develope. (Rocky Marciano used a 300 pound bag)

The lighter the bag, the more speed you develope. (Bruce Lee used a 70 pound bag)

I'm debating on 70 or 100 pounds, at my old Gym I usually switched off the two, but I no longer attend.

SugarShanep4p
07-16-2008, 12:07 AM
idk I like the soft filled bags to be honest, but thats just me. I work on both but I prefer the soft fill, or "foam" bags as their sometimes called.

Golden-Gloves
07-16-2008, 08:28 PM
I think I'll try this one out, see how it does, I have a 15% discount at Everlast anyways..

http://www.everlast.com/titleboxing-everlast-nevatear-training-bag-70lb.html

lanigav
07-16-2008, 08:42 PM
I have an everlast 75 lbs on a stand, I want at least 100 or more but unfortunately it can not support that much. So I would not recommend a stand.

peewee1460
07-16-2008, 08:55 PM
powair foam/water heavy bag

very good for delicate hands

Golden-Gloves
07-16-2008, 09:00 PM
I have an everlast 75 lbs on a stand, I want at least 100 or more but unfortunately it can not support that much. So I would not recommend a stand.

How much do you weigh?

lanigav
07-16-2008, 09:47 PM
How much do you weigh?

I don't know maybe 126, but that was a little over a year ago last time I checked. I am only 5'5 though.

Golden-Gloves
07-16-2008, 09:58 PM
I don't know maybe 126, but that was a little over a year ago last time I checked. I am only 5'5 though.

Ahh, I'm about 128-130, I'll see how the 70lb goes, I already ordered it

lanigav
07-16-2008, 10:07 PM
Ahh, I'm about 128-130, I'll see how the 70lb goes, I already ordered it

How tall are you though? 70lbs sounds good to start with. See how the bag responds to you punches.

Good luck

Golden-Gloves
07-16-2008, 10:44 PM
How tall are you though? 70lbs sounds good to start with. See how the bag responds to you punches.

Good luck

I'm 5'8.. In my eyes anything below 70 was too light, anything heavier would take away my speed in exchange for power (at my weight of course).

CrysAk
07-17-2008, 09:52 AM
while we are on the topic, can anyone suggest a weight of bag for a 170 (wana get down to atleast 150) will be used for not jsut punches but elbows/kicks/knees also

i dont have much room to hang it so need something that wont move too much.

Cheers

Nacho_Analstain
07-17-2008, 09:56 AM
Don't use your heavy-bag for speed, Get a heavy-bag to develope strength power and punch technique ... Use the speed bag, Double end bag, Punching with weights to develope speed.

Golden-Gloves
07-17-2008, 04:24 PM
Don't use your heavy-bag for speed, Get a heavy-bag to develope strength power and punch technique ... Use the speed bag, Double end bag, Punching with weights to develope speed.

I'm saying, the heavier the bag is, the more you start to focus on power. You can still produce speed from a lighter heavy bag..

ian-jason
08-09-2009, 04:06 PM
Water filled heavybags are great!

The Powair bags are discontinued, no longer available.

So i gave the ringside waterbags a shot, and they're great.

I use a ringside 170lb bag and you really got to give it a strong punch to make it swing, very realistic feel, and great on the hands.

Together with a pair of imf tech bag gloves, man,..its really great!:cool3::wow:

phallus
08-09-2009, 10:18 PM
powair foam/water heavy bag

very good for delicate hands


some cheap bags are bad for wrist injuries though, it has something to with the side material of the bag



I'm saying, the heavier the bag is, the more you start to focus on power. You can still produce speed from a lighter heavy bag..


a 40 lb bag is great for speed, but really nothing beats a speed bag if u want to focus more on technique, it also lets u work on slipping the bag and head movement. all the bags in the gym are useful tools

fdotorres
08-10-2009, 12:14 AM
are water punching bags better than normal ones? i thought of ordering the everlast H2O bag through ebay...

Caesar
08-14-2009, 09:29 AM
i have a 70 lbs bag hanging down