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2009/07/22 09:42:47 (permalink)

Heavy bag question

I am doing Muay Thai and want to buy a heavy bag for my garage. I just wondered what kind of weight of bag i would need as they seem to vary so much.  Anyone here have one and what kind of weight/length is it?
 
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    Re:Heavy bag question 2009/07/22 12:14:36 (permalink)
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    I am doing Muay Thai and want to buy a heavy bag for my garage. I just wondered what kind of weight of bag i would need as they seem to vary so much.  Anyone here have one and what kind of weight/length is it?
     
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    Re:Heavy bag question 2009/07/22 12:51:04 (permalink)
    Well he just says get the heaviest i can!The bags at the gym are all varying in shapes and sizes so hard to judge which weight would be better for me. I have seen approx 40 kilo 4ft heavy bags but i am not sure whether they would be suitable for low kicking etc. I am not exactly super powerful but i weigh about 16 stone so i wonder if the bag would move about too much.

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    Re:Heavy bag question 2009/07/23 09:56:48 (permalink)
    Some bags have a D-ring attached to the bottom so it can be anchored; either by tying it to a heavy weight or putting a rawl plug into the ground and hooking the bag to it with bungee cord or something. You need to drill a hole in the floor for a rawl plug. What's your garage floor made from? 
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    Re:Heavy bag question 2009/07/23 16:31:51 (permalink)
    Personally pal, I would go for a BOB

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    Re:Heavy bag question 2009/07/23 16:32:33 (permalink)
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    Well he just says get the heaviest i can!The bags at the gym are all varying in shapes and sizes so hard to judge which weight would be better for me. I have seen approx 40 kilo 4ft heavy bags but i am not sure whether they would be suitable for low kicking etc. I am not exactly super powerful but i weigh about 16 stone so i wonder if the bag would move about too much.


    thats what i was going to put! its good for the bag to move about alot in thai IMO. teaping the bag so its swinging all over is how a thai works the bag, so you cant just kick it when you want, gotta get the right time and get in quick.



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    Re:Heavy bag question 2009/07/23 16:38:25 (permalink)
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    Well he just says get the heaviest i can!The bags at the gym are all varying in shapes and sizes so hard to judge which weight would be better for me. I have seen approx 40 kilo 4ft heavy bags but i am not sure whether they would be suitable for low kicking etc. I am not exactly super powerful but i weigh about 16 stone so i wonder if the bag would move about too much.


    thats what i was going to put! its good for the bag to move about alot in thai IMO. teaping the bag so its swinging all over is how a thai works the bag, so you cant just kick it when you want, gotta get the right time and get in quick.


    All good until you give a good crossing right against a heavy bag that's moving towards you and injure your oblique due to the returning shockwave from you hitting the bag full on

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    Re:Heavy bag question 2009/07/24 09:43:17 (permalink)
    What is a BOB?!!!

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    Re:Heavy bag question 2009/07/24 11:28:38 (permalink)
    meet BOB



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