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How to select the best punching bag

Posted by Usman Munir on

Punching bags are an essential part of your martial arts training; whether its for boxing or MMA. However there are so many different types of bags out there that it could be difficult to know which ones to select. At Mani Sports we have a vast range of bags to choose from, consisting of different styles and weights. Whilst selection could be difficult we are here to help and guide you through to make the best decision

Firstly lets us classify the bag designs that we have to offer and then we will help you decide the bags you require.

 

Bag designs:

Standard Punching Bags:

As shown in the picture above the shape is almost cylindrical. These bags are generally manufactured with great quality vinyl so that they stay intact and be resistant towards the strongest of hits. These bags need to be hung from either the ceiling, wall brackets or bag stands. The bags have an inner foam lining so that it is softer on the hand as it absorbs the force from the impact.. 

At Mani Sports we offer the Standard Punching Bags in nearly 11 unique designs. We offer the bag in the following sizes:

  1. 3 ft
  2. 4 ft
  3. 5 ft
  4. 6 ft

The 3 ft bag is great for boxing training and cardio exercises. Due to the small size it is not as heavy and can be placed and installed with ease. If you are just starting to learn how to box, the 3 ft bag is recommended.

The benefit of the 4 ft boxing bag is that you are able practice your kicks on the bag. Due to the greater length of the bag it naturally becomes a heavier bag which is more effective for stronger training. 

The 4 ft bag is also available in a heavier version. The great thing about the heavier bag is that you are able to train harder.

These bags are also available in 5 ft and 6 ft. The longer lengths of the bags are useful for practicing lower kicks as well as upper kicks. The addition in the size does also result in an increase in the mass of the bag. The greater mass is great for more intense training.

 

In conclusion the smaller 3 ft and 4 ft bags are great for boxing training as well as cardio workouts. On the other hand the heavier bags and the longer bags are great for training in kickboxing as well as other related workouts. 

The estimated weights of our bags are:

Bag Type

Weight Range (Approx. Kg)

3 ft

18-20

4 ft

28-30

4 ft (Heavy)

55-60

5 ft

42-45

5 ft (Heavy)

65-70

6 ft

52-55

 

Uppercut Bags:

As shown in the picture above the shape of the bag is different to the standard bag. The reason for that is so that the user may be able to practice more moves effectively. These shaped bags are generally great for punching and kicking as well as cardio exercises. By using this bag you can work on your uppercuts, hooks, jabs as well as cross punches. This bag can also be used to practice your kicking skills.

This bag has all the perks that can be enjoyed from a standard 4 ft bag. The bag comes with extra perks such as being able to practice uppercut punches. The great design of this bag allows you to practice advanced boxing skills as well as some basic kickboxing skills.

The approximate weight of the bag is about 42-45 Kg.

This bag can be easily installed using a wall bracket and stands. Grab your Mani combination uppercut bag here.

 

Wrecking Ball Bag:

As the name suggests the shape of the bag looks like a wrecking ball. This ball is great for practicing different types of punches. Practice your jabs, hooks, uppercuts and cross punches. See the price ranges for these bags here.

This kind of bag is the greatest option if you just want to master your power hits. Due to the strange shape of the bag, the bag develops a bit of mass which in turn is a great option if you want to make your punches stronger.

The wrecking ball comes in two sizes hence two weights. The two weights are: 

Bag Type

Weight Range (Approx. Kg)

Small (45 cm diameter)

25-28

Large (65 cm diameter)

35

 

Wall Mounted Uppercut Bag:

This bag is mounted on the wall. This bag is ideal for practicing different types of punches. Such as jabs, hooks, uppercuts and cross punches.

This bag allows you to practice all the things that you can practice on a wrecking ball however this bag is to be attached to your home walls so that you do not take up too much space.

 

Water Base Bag:

The base of this bag is filled with water so that it may remain steady for when you are training with it. The great thing about this bag is that you are not required to drill any holes or purchase any stand in order to utilise the product. 

The benefit of this product is that you can use it with great mobility. The water base bag is available in 3 different designs.

The different designs of the bag are manufactured so that they may cater for specific needs required by the user.

At Mani Sports the water base bags are created so that they may specifically meet the requirements of boxers. Whilst a different design has been created specifically for kickboxers. Another bag is specifically manufactured to meet the commercial standards.

 

Horizontal Uppercut Bag:

This bag is utilised for practicing uppercuts, hooks, jabs and cross punches. This bag provides the same services as those that are provided by the wrecking ball. Now you may ask which bag should I get, the wrecking ball or should I get the horizontal uppercut bag. Well… if you are a beginner or you don’t like punching heavy bags then this horizontal uppercut bag is the ideal product for you.

 

MMA Grappling Dummy:

This bag is a great tool to polish your grappling skills for MMA. Products similar to this have been used by professional MMA fighters for their training. This item is available in different weight groups so that you can train more effectively. Get your MMA Grappling Dummies here.

 

Tackling Bag:

This is used by professional Aussie Rules Football (AFL) players to practise their tackling skills. This bag is also a great item to be used for rugby training. This item is used by the Westren Bulldogs and the North Melbourne footy clubs.

 

Speed Ball:

Also widely known as the speed bag within the American Market. This bag is used so that you may improve your hand to eye coordination. Depending on the techniques that are used to utilise the ball this product is a great item for training your muscles and your shoulders as well as your hips. This product would influence more accurate attacks within the fight in the ring.This ball is available in many designs and sizes so that you may be able to train specific to your needs. The smaller sized balls are good for more intense training since they move faster.

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Floor To Ceiling Ball:

Also widely known as the Double Ends bag within the American Market. This bag is used so that you may improve your reflexes and dodging skills. This bag is great for making your reflexes fast. This bag is available in many designs and sizes so that you may be able to train specific to your needs. The smaller sized bags are good for more intense training since they move faster.

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