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Mickeyc_708 03-04-2008 09:34 AM

At home bag?
 
I have just started Muay Thai and i'm wondering if getting a heavy bag at the house will do good or harm? I can see how it would benefit but i also see how my technique could suffer. any thoughts would be appreciated.

Pop'n'Shroomz 03-04-2008 10:40 AM

If you've got the space and money, get one. Just make sure you use proper form when doing bag work and if you feel you're doing something wrong, stop! Stop! Stop!
Check with your trainer afterwards. The worst thing you could do is develope bad habits regarding form.

I think it would be great for conditioning the fists and shins, as well as strenghting the wrists and developing power. Be careful not to go all out on it when you first use it to avoid injuries. A sprained or broken wrist is no fun at all. :(
Also, if you're planning on hitting it hard, wrap your hands and wear bag gloves. Your hands will love you for it once you're hitting your 50's. :D

Once again, have fun. ;)

Mickeyc_708 03-04-2008 11:19 AM

thank you i appreciate it now i got another question about size. 100lbs.? or

Pop'n'Shroomz 03-04-2008 02:05 PM

The weight is often determined by what it is filled with. I wouldn't get the hardest one there, instead I would go for something that gives a reasonable amount of give that's nice to the joints but still holds it's shape well.

Mickeyc_708 03-05-2008 12:29 AM

thank you
+rep

xeberus 03-23-2008 02:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mickeyc_708 (Post 486307)
thank you i appreciate it now i got another question about size. 100lbs.? or

Get the heaviest one you can find. I got the 70lbs bag and I knock this bag around with ease, it moves a lot more than I like :*(

ill prob get a heaver one in the future.

Combat_HapKiDo 03-23-2008 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xeberus (Post 501562)
Get the heaviest one you can find. I got the 70lbs bag and I knock this bag around with ease, it moves a lot more than I like :*(

ill prob get a heaver one in the future.

I got myself a 100 lbs bag last year and it works great. It still moves around a fair bit when you have a good work-out so I wouldn't go any lighter than that.


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