5 Punch Bag Training Tips
Punching bags are a great workout, and if you’re new to it, you could probably use 5 punching bag training tips to make sure you’re getting the most effective workout possible. Following these tips will also ensure that you are not only getting the most effective workout possible, but also the safest. This is important because injury is one of the biggest workout problems.
- The first thing to remember when training on a punching bag is to hit with the correct part of your hand. The correct part of your hand being the knuckles of your pointer and middle finger. It is important that you punch with this technique while training because failing to do so could cause you to break your knuckles on your pinky and ring finger.
- The next thing to keep in mind is that your form is your key to success. Remember when punching to not push the punches but to hit the bag and snap bag almost immediately. This is important to remember because pushing your punches exerts more energy than necessary, and ultimately wastes it.
- Depending on who you talk to, some will tell you to definitely buy some gloves for training and some won’t. There are pros and cons to both sides of the argument. Not using gloves will give you a feel for a real fight and also build up calluses on your knuckles so you will be “tougher”. The con to not using gloves is that you will hurt your knuckles by hitting the bag and rubbing off the skin. The gloves won’t give you a realistic feel for a real fight, but they will save you some knuckle pain when training on the bag.
- Make sure to change up your hits. Use jabs, uppercuts, high kicks etc. It’ll train you to be smoother when throwing hits.
- Move with the punching bag when training. It’ll keep you from developing the habit of standing still when fighting and will improve not only your punches but your agility also.