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Old 12-16-2008, 12:32 AM   #41 (permalink)
 
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okay awesome! thanks!
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:43 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Not a dumb question at all. First off, if the bag is "turning" when you are hitting it, you are not positioning yourself enough to the center of the bag. When you punch and the bag turns, your hitting more to the side than the center.
Sometimes if your punching the bag and it is swaying back and forth, you may be "pushing" the bag with your punches a bit too much. Adjusting your range from the bag back just a bit can reduce some of that. Remember, when your hitting the bag you want fast, snapping punches and you want to bring your arms back to a defensive position immediately, dont leave your extended punching arm out there too long.
If all else fails, then you can put an eye-hook in the floor, and use a bungee from the eye hole to the loop on the bottom of the bag, if one is provided. This will help to keep the bag from swaying too much.
So when I'm going for a side punch say a hook I should step to the side first in order to hit the centre?

Also on a heavybag I would be better throwing lots of fast light punches rather than focusing on putting power behind them?
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:17 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I don't really understand what your asking in your first question, if you hook it and it starts swinging, use that to simulate an opponent moving with you. So when and if the bag swings to you move to the side and counter, etc.

You develop most of your power on the heavy bag, so mix it up, don't just do fast taps or powerful slow, do both at the same time, snap them out there. If you really wanna develop some good power shots, set aside the last 3min rnd and do power punches by setting every shot and putting your body and as much power as you can into each one, as if you had a guy on the ropes
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:27 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Ok thanks you answered my first guestion fine even if you didn't understand it lol

Should I build up my power as the session goes on rather than just going all out right from the off?
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Ok thanks you answered my first guestion fine even if you didn't understand it lol

Should I build up my power as the session goes on rather than just going all out right from the off?
How have you been doing it? How many rnds, etc?
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:20 AM   #46 (permalink)
 
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great thread guys. I'm kinda new to Boxing but in my sport (jeet kune do) we do a lot of boxing so I think it's time to dust of my heavy bag and start training
Thanks for the extra motivation and tips!
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I want to build on what NsBLife said. The bag is supposed to simulate an opponent moving with you. After you hit the opponent, he's gonna come forward. Move out of the way, take a quick step to the right, move out. Or take a pivot to the left or right, move around. Work your jab to stop him, throw a combo, repeat. The bag is the aggressor, you are the boxer. Always have your mind on that scenario, whether it's shadowboxing or working the bag.
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great thread guys. I'm kinda new to Boxing but in my sport (jeet kune do) we do a lot of boxing so I think it's time to dust of my heavy bag and start training
Thanks for the extra motivation and tips!
Cool man, glad you enjoyed it. Welcome aboard. Now get to work !
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Not a dumb question at all. First off, if the bag is "turning" when you are hitting it, you are not positioning yourself enough to the center of the bag. When you punch and the bag turns, your hitting more to the side than the center.
Sometimes if your punching the bag and it is swaying back and forth, you may be "pushing" the bag with your punches a bit too much. Adjusting your range from the bag back just a bit can reduce some of that. Remember, when your hitting the bag you want fast, snapping punches and you want to bring your arms back to a defensive position immediately, dont leave your extended punching arm out there too long.
If all else fails, then you can put an eye-hook in the floor, and use a bungee from the eye hole to the loop on the bottom of the bag, if one is provided. This will help to keep the bag from swaying too much.
Couldn't have said it better
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:31 AM   #50 (permalink)
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im kind of a newbie when it comes to boxing and punching bags, but i just purchased an everlast 70 lb bag. I'm 16, about 5'8 and around 135 lbs. I've found that whenever i continually hit it, it moves around quite a bit. I realize that i should have someone standing behind it, but is it possible to get a workout just by yourself, without a trainer/bag holder?? I apologize if this is a truely dumb question...
I always actually prefer not to have someone holding the bag.

It simulates more the actual one on one boxing match and keeps you from throwing the same punches as scheduled. Makes you improvise more.


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