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Punchbag for cardio?

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2005/07/25 21:02:34 (permalink)

Punchbag for cardio?

I've read in various places that hitting a punch bag, moving as a boxer would do is a good cardio work-out. I was thinking of buying one (a 40kg one from Argos) and just wondered if a) you think it is a worthwhile investment (as I work-out at home and the only cardio I do is either running or football training twice a week and b) what kind of routines etc would anyone recommend?

Thanks for any ideas!
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    RE: Punchbag for cardio? 2005/07/25 21:08:23 (permalink)
    They are good. Very much a HIIT session IMO. The argos one you are refering to may not be the best bet. Try workout world IMO, or look online.
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    RE: Punchbag for cardio? 2005/07/25 21:22:31 (permalink)
    It'll be very hard work to start with . Youd find it easier if you already have a good level of stamina . Dont burn your self out on it buy punching all out , its a mistake non boxers tend to make . Start of with 3 x 2 minute rounds and learn your punching combinations . When you feel a lot more confident with your ability you can add a few 15 second none stop bursts to your round . Believe me you will enjoy and feel the benefits . Good luck .
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    RE: Punchbag for cardio? 2005/07/27 20:14:39 (permalink)
    Cheers GG, some useful advice as I was lost where to start. Would you go along with what ink said and ditch the Argos punch bag and go for a better one instead?
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    RE: Punchbag for cardio? 2005/07/28 12:21:39 (permalink)
    great advice from goldengloves. I love the punchbag for cardio and have a punchbag that sits on a water filled base. Martial Arts websites have a few different styles to choose from. I have a cd of music that does timed "rounds" which I use. You may find it useful to get some grounding in different punches etc if you don't have that already. You should find you get more momentum that way.
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    RE: Punchbag for cardio? 2005/07/28 15:21:17 (permalink)
    I think an argos one will be ok as you are only just starting off and power comes with experience and skill . If you have enough money , buy a good one by all means .
    Make sure its hanging securely though for safety and so it doesnt wreck your home .
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    RE: Punchbag for cardio? 2005/07/30 21:01:20 (permalink)
    I tried this, but found I got DOMS in my shoulders and back (I was stupidly surprised by that!), and so found it interfered too much with my weights....more so than 'leg' cardio would interfere with my leg weights. Will this pass if I persist?
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    RE: Punchbag for cardio? 2005/07/30 21:49:08 (permalink)
    whats DOMS mate ?

    I think boxing will inefere especially if you are lifting heavy . You will tend to have too much of a bend in your arms when punching if you've been lifting heavy .
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    RE: Punchbag for cardio? 2005/07/30 22:32:14 (permalink)
    Delayed Onset Muscle Strain.....a soreness basically.

    I tried it for a couple of weeks, but found that I had to drop my weights especially on the shoulders as they were too 'weak'. But as I say, leg soreness from running/crosser never interferes with my leg weights.

    ps. is there anywhere online where you can learn a few basic combinations for training?
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    RE: Punchbag for cardio? 2005/07/31 00:59:54 (permalink)
    try Ababoxing.com

    If you start off just figuring out basic moves such as single jab , double jab, right cross . right cross followed with left hook it will all come . When you have mastered it a bit thats when you should start timing your rounds to get a better workout
    Dont forget that footwork is the most important skill in boxing . without good footwork you having nothing . Good luck mate
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    RE: Punchbag for cardio? 2005/07/31 15:10:32 (permalink)
    Are the 3 in 1 bags worthwhile or Is a simple, heavy bag the way to go?

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    RE: Punchbag for cardio? 2005/07/31 16:52:34 (permalink)
    get a heavy bag filled with sand and you cant go wrong .
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    RE: Punchbag for cardio? 2005/07/31 20:25:16 (permalink)
    cheers mate, i'll give it another bash.



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    try Ababoxing.com

    If you start off just figuring out basic moves such as single jab , double jab, right cross . right cross followed with left hook it will all come . When you have mastered it a bit thats when you should start timing your rounds to get a better workout
    Dont forget that footwork is the most important skill in boxing . without good footwork you having nothing . Good luck mate

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