Safety First! With The Best Punching Bags
I decided to make this post because I recently hurt my hand punching a boxing bag I made myself. I put a sandbag in a duffel bag and wrapped the bottom around with duck tape. It was free to make, and kinda fun too, but my left hand hates me now. I don’t recommend doing what I did haha. It was only a 25lb bag, but it was far too dense to properly absorb the impact. The corners were like punching someone’s elbow… again not recommended.
So let me recommend the best punching bags ever, Bad Boy Blue Aqua Punching Bags:
I’ve used this quite a few times at a gym I used to go to, and let me tell you, they feel the nicest to hit. The same impact or soreness that you can feel on your hands or wrist from several rounds on a regular dense heavy bag, totally disappears. They’re out of this world!
The most important point I want you guys to take away though is safety. If you switch from your standard heavy bag to the Aqua Bag, your chances of injury go drastically down. You will make mistakes every now and then in your form, especially if you don’t warm up properly, but your hands and wrists shouldn’t have to suffer because of it.
Make sure to fill the bag up with water after you hang it. We don’t want anyone getting hurt by lifting something too heavy.
They Feel Amazing!
What’s particularly awesome about these bags is the shape. On a regular punching bag, the shape is long and straight like the number one. So when you hit it hard anywhere but the middle, the energy bounces up and down and back and forth. This is called “making the bag dance.” However, it’s really annoying when you’re practicing uppercuts or lengthy combinations. Because the bag moves awkwardly, you usually have to steady it between each combination, or after every KO punch you practice. Don’t get me wrong, you will still have to steady the Aqua Bag, but because it efficiently absorbs the impact of all your blows, it just makes your general training go smoother. Plus it feels nice!
Check out Danny Garcia throw some KO punches on one of these things:
The smaller bag comes in a range of different colors, but I recommend going with the heaviest options (120lbs & 190lbs) because in my opinion, if the whole point of this bag is safety, then I may as well use it to increase my power as much as possible.
For Beginners: The other option (75lbs) will work just as well, and may be a better fit if you’re new to this.
Price Range: $100 – $180
Important: If you need a heavy bag stand to hang the bag, you can find one at your local Walmart/Sporting Goods store.