Boxing as a sport requires a high level of athletic prowess: strength, speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, endurance, nerve, and power, just to name several required attributes. Boxing as a fitness activity enables the average person to hone those same athletic skills, all without having to take a punch.
The whole point of cardio is to place a moderate amount of stress on your heart and lungs so that they’re challenged enough to make beneficial physiologic adaptations to support the higher level of physical activity. As long as you keep your heart rate up during your workout, there’s no reason you can’t punch, kick, and jump your way to a healthy heart.
During a boxing workout, you may punch or kick a bag hundreds of times, requiring your upper body, lower body, and core to engage as you make contact with the bag. Plus, most boxing gyms incorporate other strength training moves into a boxing workout.
Boxing can help hand-eye coordination. When you’re tasked with punching a speed bag (a lightweight boxing bag suspended from a disc that turns and bounces quickly with each punch), or you’re paired up to spar with a partner (practice punching your partner’s padded mitts), you must be able to see the target, react to the target, and hit the target, all while the target is moving and changing position. It’s tough, but with practice, your hand-eye coordination improves substantially.
Almost any form of moderate to intense physical activity can decrease stress. According to the Mayo clinic, exercise increases endorphins, boosts mood, works as a form of meditation, and improves sleep, all of which help reduce stress.
Boxing is a great outlet for stress for two reasons: First, during a boxing workout you typically transition between high intensity bouts of exercise and moderate intensity recovery periods. When you’re pushing yourself through a couple minutes of high-intensity punching or kicking, you don’t have much mental power left to worry.
Second, there’s an incredibly cathartic release when you get to take some of your stress out on a punching bag. It’s an empowering feeling to punch your stress to smithereens.
Boxing is great for improving body composition – and some might say it’s great for weight loss.
Boxing is an incredible mechanism for improved body composition because it perfectly combines muscle-building strength training moves and calorie-torching bouts of cardio. By regularly participating in a boxing program and following a nutritious eating plan, there’s no reason you won’t see changes in your shape and improvements to your fat mass percentage.
Our range of bags are detailed below and are all available in Black , Black/red or Black/white. All bags come with matching bag mitts , other coordinating items are available in our shop.
Combines the attributes of the 'Daddy' bag and the 'Uppercut' bag but larger than them both. Body Bag (Double Uppercut Angle bag) designed for perfect angled shots, hooks and uppercuts. Great for developing body torque movements. This classic style bag beautifully crafted by hand provides all the benefits of a straight punching bag with the additional advantage of upper cut punching area. Great for developing body torque movements.
Triple body punch bag is suitable for boxing, Thai boxing and MMA training and comes complete with a 6-chain hanging set. The punch bag is produced from high quality heavy split leather . This punch bag is designed for home and commercial use and comes complete with a 6-chain hanging set. It features curved dip shapes and has a heavy duty zip top. The punch bag is created for perfecting your body strikes.
The angle heavy bag is designed to allow you to throw uppercuts and body hooks in your bag training. The unique shape of the bag is top heavy and thins out towards the bottom. This allows boxers to get underneath the bag and throw uppercuts and angled hooks that could not be possible on other bags.
Tear Drop Bag:
These bags are uniquely shaped like a teardrop to allow you to hit the bag at different angles. Teardrop bags are great for working on your hooks to the body and uppercuts.
In addition to throwing uppercuts, body punches, and hooks extremely effectively, you can also kick, knee and elbow these bags. The swing of the bag will depend on what you use to fill the bag.
The maize ball is used to practice defence, specifically using head movement (i.e. slipping and ducking) to avoid punches. The maize ball is not meant to be hit. You push it so that it swings back and forth. Christy Halbert, author of The Ultimate Boxer, says, “Move purposefully around the maze [sic] ball; don’t just get out of its way.” 1 The point is to practice getting used to the movements involved in slipping and rolling under punches. Having a moving object to dodge helps with timing and getting used to having something come at you while you react calmly and efficiently. When you practice, you should stand directly under where the bag would hang if it were not moving. Also, as your competence with the defensive maneuvers increases, add some offense. Start throwing quick counters and combinations after each evasive movement. This helps to improve your “flow”. A sign of a great fighter is the ability to transition seamlessly from offensive to defense and back. Making it a point to work offense and defense on the maize bag will do wonders for your boxing game.