If the thought of slaving away on a treadmill to get your recommended amount of daily exercise fills you with dread, then a boxing bag may be the perfect gift for yourself. It’s the inexpensive, minimal equipment-requiring alternative to a year-long gym membership, and you don’t even need to leave the house!
Let off steam, stay active, and most importantly, have fun - these are all the requirements you need with a punching bag. Sometimes, those miniature stress balls don’t really relax us the way we wan t them to, which is why a full-body workout where you punch, uppercut and kick your way to relaxation can be so much more satisfying.
What are the benefits of boxing?
Boxing offers many physical and mental benefits. At just three times a week and for as little as half an hour, you can improve your aerobic fitness, coordination, and core stability. Best of all, you’ll get a hardcore workout with nothing but a punching bag and gloves.
Which punching bag is right for me?
There are many different types of punching bags to suit your requirements. You can choose from a Speedball kit, a heavy duty free standing bag, or even a human model. To practice kicking along with your punching, you may benefit from a standing bag that includes foam lower to the base, so you won’t hurt your foot when you come into contact.
Ideally, you will need a bag that sways a little bit when hit, as a bag that sways too much when you hit it will hinder your ability to practice landing punches and kicks. Heavier bags sway less than lighter bags. You may also want to invest in a for added security and to ensure the bag doesn’t sway as much.
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