Originally Posted by Squirrelfighter
I recommend if you can only get one, a heavy/grappling bag of around 80-100lbs. Dead weight is crazy to roll with if you're not used to it compared to a person, and 80-100 is a decent amount for a heavy bag. Title, Everlast(mine), as well as (supposedly)UFC make good ones.
I've never used or heard of much use from those around me of a teardrop bag, so I wouldn't know. My only concern would be the oblong shape and whether or not it limited the bag's versatility...
Actually, the oblong shape makes it a dream for training body work. The standard cylinder shape doesn't lend itself well to the striking angle of a lot of body attacks. Knees, uppercuts to the body, shovel hooks, and kicks that are angled to come up under the elbow all benefit from teardrop (or body snatcher) bags.
If you want a good all-purpose bag, then pony up the money for a 6' 100lb+ thai style heavy bag (like this
). Full range of motion from the legs to the head. Just make sure you have enough room to hang it up. Getting that thing moving will easily mess up drywall.
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