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Posted: 5/11/2003 3:09:15 PM EDT
I was looking to ad some martial arts type training to by workout. A local guy suggested a speed bag to help sculpt the arms and shoulders. I've never used one before. Anyone here have any experience with one?
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 1:55:38 PM EDT
A long time ago, when the gym was primarily men, I used to finish up my workout with a few rounds w/the 'heavy' bag. I'd imagine a speed bag would be similar, except it wouldnt take a leg strike as readily. Its a good over all ending IMO.
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 3:00:36 PM EDT
I use a speed bag and 80 lbs. heavy bag. The speed bag really gets your heart pumping. You need to develop a rhythm and mount it at proper height. Start off with low air pressure in bag; so it bounces more squarely. I know that sounds funny but, when you get one and try it you'll understand what I mean. Buy bag gloves!!! Repeat Buy bag gloves!!! Start off doing 2 rights and then 2 lefts. It helps on rhythm. Doing singles (in my opinion is advanced) requires lot more speed and accuracy. Hope this helps
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 6:36:35 PM EDT
We had a speed bag on bungie cord at our Dojang. It was good for coordination on punching, rhythm etc. A regular punching bag hung was generally the same for timing and rhythm. Speed bag is good for kicking focus, also.
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