Amazon Rating: 4/5 Stars (301 Reviews)
Shipping Cost: Free
Dimensions: 25 x 25 x 4 inches
Speed Bag Options: Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced
(The bigger the bag, the easier it is to hit. Smaller bags are for when you get better)
I actually got this as a birthday present last year and set it up in my friend’s garage. It’s fun and a good exercise. Practicing the speed bag requires consistency, so you can’t cheat! Also, as long as you’re consistent, you don’t need to train for more than 2 minutes per day. If you focus on rhythm and just be patient, you will absolutely see results. This is because the central nervous system in our brain only develops when we go to sleep. You can hit the bag for an hour everyday for a week, but you won’t see the same results compared to quality practice over a month because we learn day to day, not minute to minute. So take your time!
- Price is low for the quality
- Professional and Removable Swivel
- Stable Adjustment Knobs
- Fairly Quiet (If you put a sandbag on top. I bought a 25lb bag from Lowe’s for $5)
- Setup requires two people
- You need to buy your own lag bolts to secure into your wall (I bought 4x 5/16 by 3.5″ lag bolts + lag shields and washers from Lowe’s for <$5)
How To Hit A Speed Bag – It’s All About Rhythm
With the help of my friend, this speed bag platform was set up in under an hour. I made the mistake of getting a medium sized bag first. This made it much more difficult for me to learn rhythm when hitting the speed bag. If you’re a beginner, start with a large bag and work down from there. Start hitting the bag by making large circles/ellipses with one hand. Then practice the same amount of time with the other hand. As you get comfortable, decrease the size of your ellipses. This makes the bag go much faster. It should feel as if your hand is kissing the bag, not hitting it. It should flow smoothly.
Hitting the bag with a consistent rhythm is crucial. In the beginning, you will naturally want to hit the bag in a jerking motion because hitting a speed bag seems very awkward at first. Remember to breathe and relax as you form your circles. I also recommend wearing some type of protection on your hands so they don’t get sore after a while.