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2004/01/06 17:19:10 (permalink)

Punch Bag cardio routines?

What's a decent cardio routine if you have a Punch Bag hanging in your garage?

For example you train 5x5 3 times a week and you want to do cardio on your off days with a punch bag.

Can you do a kind of HIIT program, go at it slow and then knock the cack out of it repeat?

I suppose you would have to be careful not to knacker yourself out for your upper body push and pull days...

Any ideas?

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    RE: Punch Bag cardio routines? 2004/01/07 14:58:38 (permalink)
    Ive a heavy duty bag hanging up in my gym and if i have a hard session on it i find it pretty tiring for the upper body. So, like you say, you`d have to be carefull not to let it screw up your 5x5.

    I tend to stick more to the exercise bike for a HIIT session or two, and occasionally hit the bag, especialy if ive a couple of rest days from the 5x5.
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    RE: Punch Bag cardio routines? 2004/01/07 15:02:17 (permalink)
    Get a skipping rope too and do rounds of 2-3 mins on each. Rather than just wacking the thing try to work on your punch technique and combinations so that you can put all that skill together and have a more effective workout. Often if you're not used to punching then "knocking the cack out of it" can turn into "flailing like a girl".
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    RE: Punch Bag cardio routines? 2004/01/07 15:09:02 (permalink)
    Or you could take the punch bag down, and take it for a walk...plop it on your shoulder or bearhug it, and walk for a set distance.

    Believe me, if you've set yourself a challenging distance and depending on the weight of the bag, you should be a panting wreck who's lying a pool of his own sweat at the end of it [:P]
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    RE: Punch Bag cardio routines? 2004/01/07 17:42:03 (permalink)
    Agree with mix of skipping/ bag work.

    I use skipping on occasions for HIIT, and in my book skipping and sprinting are two best exercises for HIIT by far.
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    RE: Punch Bag cardio routines? 2004/01/07 21:53:02 (permalink)
    Yes skipping is good but I have shin splints again so I want an alternate HIIT routine.

    And don't worry about my punching technique, I'll sort it out.

    Knighty, your post made me laugh. 2 words came to my mind Brooks and Kubik...
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    RE: Punch Bag cardio routines? 2004/01/09 18:14:23 (permalink)
    Well you can do the standard 1Min hard Work two Minutes Easier...Or Do Rounds Three minute Runds (5 to begin with) then have a Minutes Rest, then Repeat (Like a Boxing Match)... Or Use your Punches as the Intervals Eg. Do Jabs and Straights At high in intensity for a Minute, then Low intensity Hooks and Upper Cuts for Two Minutes ... Or You Could Use a Kick Boxing Style and Punch hard for a minute then practice kicking and Knees for Two Minutes! Just made these up so if they look **** my apologies, i get back to you with something better if i find anything!
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    RE: Punch Bag cardio routines? 2004/01/10 19:11:47 (permalink)
    I have a very substantial punch bag at home and find after a good workout my chest and arms are aching the next day. It may be an idea to lay off the punch bag whilst training seriously but use it for a period when you cant get to the gym....
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