It is argued that the best training regimen includes (1) Sparring, (2) Shadow Boxing, (3) Heavy Bag Work, and (4) Pad Work.
And then there is the, often overlooked, most important element (5) Studying (watching fight videos, fight breakdowns, and tutorials).
I am wondering what are the benefits of (4) Pad Work when you are able to do (3) Heavy Bag Work.
Is there anything I get from doing Pad Work that I can't get from Heavy Bag Work?
I know Pad Work is fun when you do it with a friend. But what if you don't have someone like that around? I won't be going to the gym for a while, and so I am thinking if I will be losing out much from not doing Pad Work.
I used to do Pad Work once a week. I used to work on the Heavy Bag 5 days a week. When I am working on the Heavy Bag, I am not just hitting it like a robot. I am moving around, mixing up my combinations, pushing the bag around, changing levels, and always hitting hard.
I train MT/KB.