Heavy bags are a staple at any boxing gym. They’re an excellent way to build strength, endurance, power and technique without the risk of injury inherent in partner drills or shadow boxing. Heavy bags have a unique feel because they don’t give during impact like a standard speed bag or double-end bag does. The constant resistance of a heavy bag requires you to generate more force with your strikes than you would when working with other types of bags.
If you’re new to boxing, working with a heavy bag may seem intimidating. But it’s actually one of the easiest bags to get the hang of, once you understand its unique dynamics and follow some simple tips for using it effectively. If you’re ready to start working out with a heavy bag, read on for advice on how to choose one that suits your skill level and needs as well as tips on how to use it most effectively so that you get the most out of this challenging piece of equipment.