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Old 03-10-2007, 06:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Well, the hanging bags can swing and allow you to practice your footwork and movement, but the Free standing variety will only allow you to circle. Thats a good point you make about practicing footwork with the bag as well. It is very useful for that too.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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My biggest issue is that I do not know how to gauge my reach, so I end up making the bag swing, or worse, I lock my elbow and it is painful. How can you effectivly gauge your reach, so that your using all of your length? Also, do you suggest jabbing when you step in, or jabbing with a side step? Thanks.
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Jabbing while stepping in. Throwing a jab while side stepping, the punch will have nothing on it. You wanna be on your toes and snap the jab with speed.
If your arm is locking, you need to take a slight step in. You want to find that happy medium where your not "pushing" the bag when you punch it, but your not tapping it, and locking your arm.

With practice, you'll find your range.
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Old 07-14-2007, 03:47 PM   #24 (permalink)
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What I do if I can't find my range is stop the bag, and just stand still at a certain range and throw a jab at it. If it is too close, I take a step back, if that is too far, then I took a tiny step in. That usually works for me. Then I can tell my range. I have trouble guaging the distance with my left hook though. I'm working on that.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:09 AM   #25 (permalink)
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a good way to find ur range right is stand still and lightly jabb it until u a happy with it and then put a bit of sticky tape where ur front foot is this way u can practise from that range and after a while u will be standing in the right spot without even knowing and u can ripp off the tape
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I'm putting a heavybag in my garage this winter and looking at getting back to some fitness and training with it. Haven't boxed since I was 16-17, and am now 36. I got away from it due to a few serious neck and head injuries, but have missed it ever since. I want the cardio and strength benefit from it. What is your best advice for someone who hasn't "been at it" in a long time? 70lb vs. 100lb? Bag gloves vs. actual boxing gloves? Sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere, as I'm new at this forum.
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I'd go with a 14oz training/bag glove with good protection. Not that 36 is old of course, but being away from it for a while, you'll want to make sure you take it easy on your hands. 70lb or 100lb is really up to you, although I would still get the 100lb bag. Even more important is bag selection though. Try to get a bag that has a good soft fill, and even a foam liner. Both Ringside and Title make those type and they are very high quality. They'll make it a bunch easier on your hands.

For gloves, check out the Boxing Equipment review section. There are a couple of very good options there right up your alley for great had protection.
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nice thread. I have a question. My wife bought me an everlast heavy bag and an everlast stand (nice one) I have it in my room, but i think the bag is too light for my weight.

i weight 220 and the bag is 70 pounds...i hit the bottom of the bag where the weight is concentrated so maybe it swings less but it still swings alot.

do you recommend moving up to a heavier bag (considering my body weight) or should I just hit the bag faster but with less power?!

sorry if this question sounds too simple I am not a boxer but I am an angry guy that like to beat the crap out of things often

also i am trying to lose some weight....thanks in advance for your response.
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asefati,

welcome to the forum. There is something you can try to do first. Check your bag to see if it has a little loop on the bottom of the bag. Many do, and this loop is used to bungee the bag to the ground to prevent wild swinging of the bag. You could go that route first and see if that works for you.

If not, than yes a heavier bag should do nicely for you. I would recommend a 135lb for your size. It wont swing nearly as much as long as your not "pushing" your punches.
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asefati,

welcome to the forum. There is something you can try to do first. Check your bag to see if it has a little loop on the bottom of the bag. Many do, and this loop is used to bungee the bag to the ground to prevent wild swinging of the bag. You could go that route first and see if that works for you.

If not, than yes a heavier bag should do nicely for you. I would recommend a 135lb for your size. It wont swing nearly as much as long as your not "pushing" your punches.
great thanks for your response. I will check out my bag when I get home

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