How to Hang a Heavy Bag

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Honing your techniques utilizing punching bags hanging at your gym is a quintessential part of striking skill development. Hanging bags provide a heavy-duty workout, with the bags designed to withstand powerful punches and kicks. Installing one at home gym, however, isn’t always straightforward, and may require some guidance.  Although most bags weigh 70–100 pounds, some … Read more

How to Use a Speed Bag

In most cases, speed bags are considered an important yet complementary piece of equipment to complete boxing training. As beginners don’t always fully understand their value or how to use a speed bag, they tend to dismiss it. This type of bag has various functions. From increasing boxing pace, accuracy, hand-eye coordination or even improving … Read more

What Size Punching Bag Should I Get?

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When walking through the punching bags section, you’ll find an unlimited number of choices. Some are tall and heavy, while others are much shorter and feel lighter. What’s the difference and why do so many versions exist? What size of punching bag should you get? Selecting the correct weight and height isn’t a random process … Read more

How to Punch Harder

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Have you been boxing for some time and wondering how to punch harder? Or perhaps your strikes aren’t generating the force you hoped?  Unfortunately, a strong punch doesn’t only require to master one boxing element. Rather, it’s a combination of several factors such as body positioning, proper technique, strength, endurance and more. Altogether, they provide … Read more

What Is Shadow Boxing?

Shadow boxing sounds like an ancient form of ninja martial arts, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, I can’t teach you how to fight the forces of darkness. Shadow boxing is much simpler: It’s fighting with an imaginary opponent, for the purpose of training and fitness. Even if you’ve never tried it, you’ve certainly seen it in action. … Read more

What Size Boxing Gloves Should I Get?

So, you’re interested in taking up boxing and now you need to get some gloves. You’ve found a few options that interest you, but what size do you get? Does size really matter? Whether it’s just training or you intend to compete, having comfortable gloves will not only make you feel good, but it will … Read more

How to Clean Boxing Gloves: Discover the Complete Guide

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Have you ever opened your gym bag only to be greeted by the pungent smell of yesterday’s workout? The only thing in there was your boxing gloves, so they must be the culprits. We think they’re trying to tell you that they needed to be cleaned. A lack of airflow, trapped heat and moisture, and … Read more

How Many Rounds In Boxing?

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Boxing is no different to soccer, hockey or basketball in that a match has a predetermined and set structure. If you don’t understand how a boxing match works, it could seem random, or even nonsensical from the outside. Once you delve into the rules of boxing, you’ll see that they are simple to grasp and … Read more

How Long Is a Boxing Round?

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When I was a child I’d watch boxing matches and pretend I knew what was going on. I didn’t understand why people took it so seriously, or why sometimes a winner was decided by judges instead of knockout. Understanding the rules of boxing makes it a whole lot more interesting to watch. If you’re looking … Read more