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Old 07-08-2007, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heavy Bag work outs.

So I just picked up my heavy bag and i've been running some general combination on it etc. I haven't tried it for GNP as it is a little light (70lbs, but I only weight 150). I'm just curious if there are any unique heavy bag work outs out there that really make some improvements. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. As much as I love beating the stuffing out of the thing i'm pretty sure there are some more effective techniques.
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Old 07-08-2007, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just keep hitting it. For GNP have someone pull it around while you try to stay ontop of it hitting it. Don't have them do a steady pull. Have them yank it in all different directions so you can learn to hold that position as if they were using explosive power. You can also practice your shoots on it kinda.
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Old 07-08-2007, 05:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just pick the thing up and throw it around. Practice slamming it and throwing it around. It should help build functional strength.
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If you are new to boxing, work your footwork, proper punching technique and power on it. Don't just come out swinging for like 2 mins then go sit down. Work in rounds(maybe 2 min and 30 sec break). Move around the bag. Learn how to keep your proper stance and fire your jab, one-two, and one-two-threes. For the first while, you will be simply pushing the bag with your punches, and that is when it hurts to punch. Try snapping your punches and work on aim.
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If you are new to boxing, work your footwork, proper punching technique and power on it. Don't just come out swinging for like 2 mins then go sit down. Work in rounds(maybe 2 min and 30 sec break). Move around the bag. Learn how to keep your proper stance and fire your jab, one-two, and one-two-threes. For the first while, you will be simply pushing the bag with your punches, and that is when it hurts to punch. Try snapping your punches and work on aim.
I have been more or less doing that. So it's good to know i've acquired enough information to put myself on the correct path. I still really need to get my ass into a gym but I figured the investment for the heavy bag would at least help me improve my physique first while training some small skills. I just have to be sure that those skills that I am beginning to work with are proper in their form. It really scares me as I don't want to being improper development but I think through reading and instruction I am at least giving myself some small foundation which can be corrected and adjusted once I enter the proper facility.

Wow, that was long winded, sorry folks and thanks for the advice. The bag had a penchant for opening whenever I worked on GNP or used it for shoots so I may invest in a cheap canvas bag or something for that purpose.
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Trust me bro, the best way to go is to get to a gym. I don't mean to sound harsh, but there is probably like 20 things you are doing wrong. Heck, I've been boxing for quite sometime now and I still get told I am doing stuff wrong. If you want to learn how to box properly, get into a gym.
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Trust me bro, the best way to go is to get to a gym. I don't mean to sound harsh, but there is probably like 20 things you are doing wrong. Heck, I've been boxing for quite sometime now and I still get told I am doing stuff wrong. If you want to learn how to box properly, get into a gym.
To make an incredibly long story short i'm strapped for cash. I really don't have a good option other than picking things up from the people I know who are in gyms and doing what I can to train myself. Regrettably, once i'm in school next month the only gym near me will be quite some distance away. I'm in the hole 2K to get my car fixed but hopefully I can finish that up soon and at least spend sometime in the gym before I move out.
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^Ouch, I see. Well then I guess just try getting some of your friends to show you some stuff, and the internet. There are a lot of guys here willing to help as well, so just post.
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^Ouch, I see. Well then I guess just try getting some of your friends to show you some stuff, and the internet. There are a lot of guys here willing to help as well, so just post.


No worries. That's what I have been doing. One of my friends is doing pretty well in his career as an amature. Nothing substantial but a winning record and thus far he's been correcting some of the mistakes I pick up. The number of instructional videos that one can find floating around the internet is amazing and a lot of the higher quality ones do point out some common mistakes. I tried to make a post a while ago to collect them but it didn't quite turn out so well.

Although there is the instructional flood now which is a really valuable resource. And of course the wealth of information available on the forums is greatly appreciated. Thanks for the concern pimp.
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Look through Iron Man's Training Log, you should find some good stuff in there for Heavy Bag work outs.
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