The Bag is your friend, but treat it like your enemy.

 

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When it comes to training, obviously practice makes perfect. You won’t become a champ overnight. When it comes to training you may not necessarily always have someone there with you to do pad work or to guide you. Because of this the bag is your best friend. He’s an inanimate object, you can’t hurt him, you can’t tire him and you can’t break his will. because of this the bag is one of your best training partners! I love the bag because you can’t get personal, you can unleash all your aggression and it isn’t going to hold a grudge against you where as you can’t unleash a relentless barrage against a light sparring partner. In addition to this, you can practice near enough any punch on a bad and due to there being so many different types you can master any technique. As well as the punch bag you can also put in some work on a speed bag. For those who do not know what this is it’s the small tear drop shaped bag that hangs from the side of a wall and you rapidly punch it in circular motions to help increase your hand speed.

To better show how to use a speed bag here is a clip of World champion ex-boxer Floyd Mayweather Demonstrating how to use one to increase hand speed: 

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2 thoughts on “The Bag is your friend, but treat it like your enemy.

  1. Not at all, I was the same when I started at university last year – all upper body strength but not technique. If you were to start practicing I’d recommend throwing the punches as if in slow motion, gradually building up the speed as you get the hang of the techniques, then adding the power behind your punch.I got to grips with it in roughly 4 to 5 weeks, training twice a week, and was on the team in a further 8 or so.

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