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2004/02/02 20:41:17 (permalink)
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Bag Work..

Ive started doing some bag work today and really enjoyed it..ive started off by doing 6 30 sec " rounds" with a 30 second break inbetween.apart from being so knacked after i found it the best cardio workout ive had..

Question..my wrist are aching alot and also when i close my hand,does this go away with time or is their an exercise i can do to strengthen wrists/tendons?

cheers for any advice
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    RE: Bag Work.. 2004/02/02 21:45:17 (permalink)
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    You should warm up before hitting the heavy bag.

    What type of gloves did you wear? Did you wrap your hands?
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    RE: Bag Work.. 2004/02/02 22:09:16 (permalink)
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    Boxer..i have some bag mits..light weight ones,no i didnt wrap my hands? sounds like i need to though.[:o)]
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    RE: Bag Work.. 2004/02/02 22:37:04 (permalink)
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    Dont go "hell for leather" straight off mate. Take your time getting into it, and build up to working hard slowly. It is important to have a good technique when hitting the bag hard, and if your wrists are weak, you need time to get them conditioned and strong.

    It is important to wear gloves, but im not too sure about wraps. I've recently started to look upon them as some of the board members here look upon lifting aids. Unnecassary crutches.Im sure that in the long run you will do your wrists and knuckles more good just using gloves.

    Once your body is used to the stresses of hitting the bag, THEN its time to knock the c*ap out of it flat out for rounds.

    Good luck.
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    RE: Bag Work.. 2004/02/03 07:49:02 (permalink)
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    Ram you need to invest in some 12oz or even 16oz boxing gloves for the heavy bag not bag mitts as they are to flimsy.

    You should always wrap your hands before hitting the heavy bag to protect some of the small bones in the hands.

    You can also tape your hands if you wish which will provide extra protection.

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    RE: Bag Work.. 2004/02/03 12:29:18 (permalink)
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    Is 'wrist wrap' something you can get at a normal sports shop?
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    RE: Bag Work.. 2004/02/03 13:12:08 (permalink)
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    Have a look here mate this is what you need to buy http://www.titlefitness.com/acatalog/Handwraps.html

    You might be able to get hem from normal sport shops i'm not sure. They will have a loop on the other end that you place over the thumb.
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    RE: Bag Work.. 2004/02/03 13:51:59 (permalink)
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    Great thanks for that Boxer.

    I'm going to buy a bag soon to hang in my attic, as my lungs need a serious tune up. (Was going to start a thread today enquiring whether I would need wraps or not...)

    I may buy my bag from TitleFitness too.. - would probably have used Argos before.

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    RE: Bag Work.. 2004/02/03 20:43:14 (permalink)
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    Right im all prepared for my session on the bag tmw..been reading roberts post and will try the HIIT 20/30sec at mhr,then 1/2 min at 40/50% and c how may i can do before my lungs cave in! 80)-my hands feel ok today,i worked biceps and had no probs gripping the barbell..
    I think i shall invest in some 12oz gloves like you say boxer as i shall be wearing roughly that amount of weight when I get back to kickboxing and into competition again.
    Got a real buzz back now im back on the bag! 80D just gotta get my fitness up.
    Any ideas for the best way to put the wraps on for the securest fit?
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    RE: Bag Work.. 2004/02/03 20:47:36 (permalink)
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    This looks similar to the way I wrap my hands http://www.boxinggyms.com/tips/wraps/eugene01.htm
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    RE: Bag Work.. 2004/02/03 21:17:02 (permalink)
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    Cheers boxer..really usefull site-just gave it ago 80) must say my wrist do feel a hell of alot more supported- BRING IT ON HEAVY BAG! lol

    What do you recommend a good warm up for bag work would be?
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    RE: Bag Work.. 2004/02/03 21:48:58 (permalink)
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    quote:
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    What do you recommend a good warm up for bag work would be?


    Shadow sparring. Start off by throwing your punches slowly and increase the speed and power as the joints begin to warm up.
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    RE: Bag Work.. 2004/02/04 17:34:26 (permalink)
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    Had a really good workout on the bag today..but whats the reasoning behind me sweating like a beast for about 4 hours afterwards?i just couldnt cool down,every one at work thought i was ill!!
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    RE: Bag Work.. 2004/02/04 17:43:40 (permalink)
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    quote:
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    Had a really good workout on the bag today..but whats the reasoning behind me sweating like a beast for about 4 hours afterwards?i just couldnt cool down,every one at work thought i was ill!!


    Hehe that's why people praise hiit so much these days because it raises your metabolism and you continue to burn calories after you've finished training.
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    RE: Bag Work.. 2004/02/04 19:59:19 (permalink)
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    OHHHHH PRAISE BE THE HIIT..cheers for all your help boxer.no pain at all today with the straps on so cheers for the advise on that.

    Still feeling really warm and just CANNOT fill up on any thing,or if if do im hungry again in 90 mins. 80D..and im only into the 2nd day of bag work! " bring it on fitness"!
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