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Punching the Heavy Bag (boxing video)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Just a short video showing some of what I do on the heavy bag. I use a free standing punching bag stand because of the convenience of not having to attach the bag to the ceiling.

Generally, I warm up with slow and light targeting of the bag through jabs and crosses (both sides). Once I feel warmed up I start striking harder and faster. After jabs and crosses, I start doing jabs and hooks. For me personally, I try to work both sides equally instead of concentrating only on the side that is my dominant side (which would be right handed).

A jab is the punch thrown with the leg on the same side being forward. For example, With a left jab, your left leg is forward. It is a testing punch - feelilng out your opponent and trying to get them to go on the offensive (i.e. raise their gloves to protect their face, and then you come into the body with a hook).

A cross is from the arm on the side with the leg behind. As it is thrown, the hips swivel and the power of the punch comes from the leg into the twist and up to the arm. It is a favorite knockout punch.

A hook is a horizontal punch and is thrown from the side with the leg back. Again the power is generated from the hips. Although it is usually a weaker punch in force, if thrown with the correct timing can claim a knockout.

An uppercut is a close body punch, and is from the side with the leg back - and the twist of the hips brings it up into the ribs/stomach of the opponent. I find this a hard punch to do against a heavy bag because of the amount of resistance the bag gives.

I've got a lot to learn! Particularly combinations and moving about, as well as increasing my endurance during the "bouts."

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KLEWISN 2/20/2011 1:09AM

    Nice Job. 10 min heavy bag routine is awesome. I usually go 3 3min rounds with a 1 minute rest. Great workout.

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SANDY92308 4/20/2010 8:48PM

    I just got my boxing bag and stand and I use it for the first time yesterday.I enjoy punching that bag.I got a lot of stress out too. You look great and you know how to really punch that bag.Thanks for showing us the video.Now I know what I need to work on and that is punching harder and get better form...Keep up the good work.I just join the team so maybe we can become friends...

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SURLYGIRL 3/23/2010 2:52PM

    WooHoo - You go Girl! I love how hard you throw your punches. I've seen some girls in my classes that look like they're knocking on a door instead of throwing a punch. That just annoys the crap outta me ;-) You've got great form too - You look good (tough - know what I mean?) like ... "don't mess with me, I don't mess around." LOVE IT !

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ZESTYLADY 3/22/2010 9:20AM

    Don't mess with momma!

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ZUZUBEE 3/22/2010 8:25AM

    No better exercise than kickboxing, I don't think. I need to get back to that. Maybe I'll check out your groups!

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MSSTM1 3/21/2010 8:35PM

    That looks like a good fun workout! Now I want one!

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LINIS_THIN 3/21/2010 8:26PM

    I'll remember to be very far away If I was to ever get you

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