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Heavy Bags vs. Standing Bags

What are the pro's and cons of each? I've never bought a punching bag, so I'm not sure which way to go on this one.

I'm a 5'10 female, 170 lbs. Very strong, very athletic. What's my best bet? Hang up or standing?  
by: Karli
11/3/2010 6:58:01 PM
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Hey Karli. The most important difference between the two is space available. Free standing bags can basically be put anywhere as long as the floor can handle the weight (Which generally it can). The only problem is that freestanders can shift over time and even tip over if you use strong thrusting techniques.

A hanging heavy bag can never fall over and will only swing as you hit it, which actually can help improve your footwork and add an element of interest to the workout. The problem is that you have to have a strong ceiling bean to hang it out, or a bag holder like this - bx-hv-369.

Considering your body weight and athletic background I think you could probably get a 80-90 lb heavy bag and enjoy it.
by: TMArtist     
11/5/2010 5:45:02 PM
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