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There are several benefits you get from punching and kicking a hanging heavy bag. Primarily you do it to condition your body to make that impact. It's absolutely vital for being able to punch hard in real life. Without that conditioning, you can easily hurt yourself if you do have to punch someone for real. Same with kicking and other strikes. Other benefits ...


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A free standing bag is a very useful training device. It may not provide the movement offered by a heavy hag, but in the absence of anything else, it offers an excellent way to gauge range and power, and - to an extent - footwork. Never forget though, to train your strikes without a bag. Shadow sparing will improve your core stability, balance, retraction ...


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In Taekwondo, we mainly use standing bags for our training. This allows us to kick over the bag if needed and allows for moving of the bags for different drills. These are 6 foot bags that weigh from 105lbs of sand (Versys VS1) on the base to over 270lbs or sand or water (Wavemaster 2XL Pro) making it quite hard to knock over. The base on that Wavemaster ...


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