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outdoor punch bag

My daughter wants to get a punch bag to hang from the end of our outdoor climbing frame, is it possible to get weather proof hanging bags or a weatherproof cover for other bags?
by: Jan
6/15/2010 5:24:48 PM
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Hi Jan. If you'd like to place the heavy bag outside I reocmmend going with a vinyl style. It is weather resistant but still foam filled (So it won't freeze in cold weather). Check out these two styles that might fit your needs: bx-hv-162, bx-hv-40.
by: TMArtist     
6/16/2010 7:08:28 PM
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heavier bags

where can i find a 200lb. heavy bag? iv been looking for one and i cant seem to find one anywhere?  
by: kman
5/7/2010 11:52:31 AM
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For 150lb. you can use bx-hv-529, bx-hv-55 or bx-hv-163. We don't have a 200lb in stock - we'll work on fixing that.
by: Aaron   
5/7/2010 2:53:25 PM
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Boxing bags in winter

I'm looking to get a boxing bag and hang it in my garage, but I was wondering since winter is almost here will it freeze and crack in my garage. I live in Canada so winters get pretty cold and my garage is not heated. I read that vinyl might be my best option. Any Ideas?  
by: Justin
9/17/2014 12:57:13 PM
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Hi Justin. When it comes to cold weather you definitely want to avoid materials like leather. However, canvases tend to perform fine, such as this one: bx-hv-160. Get a decent pair of gloves and store them inside of your house, that way they are nice and pliable before you start to hit.
by: TMArtist     
9/19/2014 10:20:16 AM
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should boxing bags be hosed down it is a vynly big bag  
by: jen
7/23/2014 5:34:06 AM
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Hi Jen. I recommend going with a wipe down rather than a hosing. With a hose you never know if the water will seep into a zipper crease or something like that. Best just to stick to mild cleaning solutions and water with a handy rag.
by: TMArtist     
7/23/2014 1:48:36 PM
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I have a Wave Master bag, but the bag is worn out. The base is still good, all I need is the part you punch.  
by: Ray
7/11/2014 12:43:31 PM
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Hi Ray. We don't have the bags for sale separately. If you're looking for a money saving option you might check some local garage sales and see if anyone has a bag for sale with the bag still in good shape.
by: TMArtist     
7/17/2014 10:33:00 AM
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alternatives to water foam rags and sand is there any

i started out with rags and foam two years ago my buddy seed he got me some sand i think because he watched having to stop and grab the bag the hole stand would rock and bang in to the corner walls 150 ponds of whats or more on the legs it turned out to be concrete gravel loved it but hazards to any one coming of the street's watching me some times bare knuckle at 125 ponds i put a warning label on it after watching 250 pond plus punch it without warning dame near broke his hand so i just got it out of stooge and the rags were moldy and leather canvas cracking i am still Leary but put sand in it any ways need more but how much i hit it and quality of chain are bending Caribbean's my room could be come a sand box what other alternatives could i use i was thinking mung beans but there lumpy my be not as heavy or hard as gravel would make lumps and would loose its shape
by: hillbillydily
4/22/2014 9:20:00 AM
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Hi Dilly. I'm not really sure what you're asking. Could you try again and describe what kind of advice you are looking for?
by: TMArtist     
4/23/2014 12:33:01 PM
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Good Work-Out

I'm 63 years old and in pretty good shape ... never used a heavy bag and want to try it out. What type of bag should I use?
by: David
2/25/2014 9:24:46 AM
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David - I think you'll like the workout a heavy bag can bring. It's a real stress buster too. I think a great starter bag for you would be this one here: bx-hv-162. If you're a very large man you might get a heavier bag, but I don't think that will be necessary.

In terms of other items you might need - check to see where you might hang the bag and get an appropriate hanger Also be sure to get a pair of good quality gloves. One of the leading causes of injury on a heavy bag is gloves that don't properly support the wrist.
by: TMArtist     
2/26/2014 1:04:17 PM
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hi I order a heavy duty training bag but its a heavy duty training bag with pvc and will come unfilled what is mean unfilled heavy bag I don't get it anyone can tell me please?  
by: paco
2/19/2014 8:30:26 AM
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An unfilled training bag means you receive the durable exterior (leather, canvas, nevatear, etc) as well as the chain assembly that goes on top. However the interior foam padding something you have to add yourself. This allows you to customize the weight and resistance of the bag.
by: TMArtist     
2/19/2014 9:46:15 AM
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boxing bag

i have jst started to play weight is 65kg...what kind of punching bag and what size of ounching bag should i buy??  
by: mohit
2/12/2014 11:48:17 AM
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Hi Mohit. Since you're just starting out I would recommend erring on the side of a lighter bag. Lighter bags tend to reduce risk of injury and are fun because you get to practice footwork as they swing.

That being said, I would recommend a 70 or 80lb bag for you. Two great bags to consider would be here: bx-hv-40 and here: [sku]bx-hv-160[sku].

Also don't forget you'll probably need a beam hanger to hang it up and a decent pair of gloves.
by: TMArtist     
2/12/2014 12:31:20 PM
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How heavy?

How heavy should a punching bag be when used for side-kicks from someone weighing 55kg? I intend to mainly side-kick the bag, so I assume that it would need to be extra heavy.  
by: Porker
2/1/2014 10:15:19 AM
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Hi Porker. Yes, side-kicking is a more powerful technique than standard punching so no matter what weight you get the bag will swing around on you. Assuming at some point though you'll want to develop other techniques you might not want to go too exceedingly heavy. I would recommend an 80lb or 100lb bag.
by: TMArtist     
2/3/2014 12:48:11 PM
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I am looking at getting a heavy bag for my son that may be hung outside during part of the year. Are there any bags that are good all weather bags?  
by: BugCop
12/20/2013 5:24:08 PM
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Hi BugCop. When you browse our bags ( look for the ones made out of Nevatear or Polycanvas material. Those are the best suited to weather changes.
by: TMArtist     
12/27/2013 5:17:39 PM
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Free standing bag

I am a total amateur looking to buy a free standing bag. It will go in my garage. I live in Minnesota. So normally the base is filled with water or sand. If I use water, it will definitely freeze. Will this damage the base? Where would I get sand to fill the base instead? (Although, I've read that water is better).  
by: Lara
11/24/2013 11:32:53 AM
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Hi Lara. It's true that if you fill the basin with water it will probably freeze. This can be damaging to the basin as frozen water is likely to expand and crack the plastic. In general water is considered better because it is free and can easily be dumped out and replaced. Sand, on the other hand, works just as well it just costs a little more. To get sand I would recommend visiting a local hardware or gardening store.

by: TMArtist     
11/25/2013 12:23:29 PM
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replacing cover

hi iam planning in buying a standing punch bag blitz firepower but is there a way of changing the outer material as its ripped?
by: fighter222
11/23/2013 7:56:15 AM
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Hi fighter. We don't have any empty bag exteriors at the moment that might be useful for your needs.
by: TMArtist     
11/25/2013 12:25:47 PM
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......................why do some information say that the HEAVY bag should be half your body weight.......I read many times that the bag should be exactly the same as your own weight..........then i read many times that a lot boxers have used 300 lb bags about 50- to about 150 pounds above there own weight . can somebody explain this please? how do u know what is best if your looking to develop a lot more power? thanx

by: TIKK
11/6/2013 6:58:40 PM
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Hi TIKK. A lot of that different advice hinges on the amount of experience the striker has and how much focus the striker wants on footwork vs punching power. A lighter bag is easier on the joints and swings more, allowing the fighter to move around and play with footwork. Very heavy bags are opposite, swinging just a little but letting the fighter strike at full tilt.

Using that information you can decide which weight might be good for you.
by: TMArtist     
11/8/2013 12:20:42 PM
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IM A 195LB HEAVY HITTER, wuts heaviest bag i should use?

Hey there, im a fit 195 pounder who is squeezing into the fighting world. lol.. no I have been unprofessionally experienced in fighting for 10 years and will do whatever it takes now to get into the buisness, Im in my mid 20's and 6 2' 195 12% bf and a heavy hitter that only has experience with the 100 lb bags...what is the heaviest bag i should use for max power if im totally serioius...thank you for your time  
by: mrcoles
10/31/2013 4:48:12 PM
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I think you could probably bump up to 150lbs to really practice heavy hitting, although 100lb would be functional as well. I don't believe we have any 150lb bags at the moment.
by: TMArtist     
11/1/2013 1:27:30 PM
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is it possible to add more weight to my everlast powercore 100lb heavy bag

by: gerry
9/3/2013 11:09:47 PM
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Hi Gerry. You could open the bag up and add more sandbags. I would recommend adding the into the middle of the bag though so that way you aren't hitting harder surfaces.
by: TMArtist     
9/5/2013 1:46:14 PM
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hang a heavy bag with rubber tubing?

I mounted my heavy bag in my basement on a ceiling mount with spring and the vibrations/noise can be heard in the floor above.

I am considering using rubber tubing, like bicycle inner tubes, folded over a few times, threaded into a couple of eye lag bolts then hooking the bag onto the tubing. The idea is the rubber tubing will act like a suspension and help dissipate the shock.

Do you have any comments if this setup would work or suggest an alternative ceiling mount option?  
by: hammered
9/3/2013 2:49:07 AM
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Hmm, I can't weigh in on that particular setup, however if you try it please come back here and let us know the results! That kind of info could help future individuals with similar problems.
by: TMArtist     
9/3/2013 1:55:15 PM
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Picked up four 3/8" eye screws and a couple of carabiners, then went to my local bike shop and picked up four free 26" inner tubes from their junk pile.

Installed two of the eye screws into the openings made from the previous ceiling mount, cut the valve off an inner tube, threaded the inner tube into the eye bolt opening 3x (folding it) and then tied off the ends. Did the same with the other eye bolt, connected all the ends of the new inner tube suspension with one big carabiner and then hung my 85lb bag off of it with no issues. I swung the bag around and it was silent!

I decided to install a 3rd eye screw in an adjacent joist to take some of the load and be a failsafe in case one of the inner tubes decided to break. Installed an inner tube as described above, did some creative work to get all nine of the tube sections into the carabiner and hooked the bag back on. Having the third point really helped stabilize the bag movement and any twisting motion is quickly absorbed by the inner tubes segments.

Did a 30 minute bag session and the only sound that can be heard in the floor above is the impact of the gloves striking the bag. No rattles or vibrations were transmitted to the joists from the shock of the impact as the rubber inner tubes just soaked it all up! The only addition I can think of is to install a swivel to make the bag spin.

I've searched the internet and the there is very little information about doing such an install, so I hope others who need a quiet ceiling mount solution can benefit from this information. Total cost? $15.00!
by: hammered
9/5/2013 4:47:49 AM
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Teenager who want to start boxing

Hi I would like to buy an heavy bag but I don't know if I should take a 100 lb or 80 lb assuming the fact that I don't want to change my heavy bag in the future and that I wan't a pretty hard workout. I weight 130 lb and I am 15 years old. If you have any reccomandation, please tell me. Thank you  
by: emile495
7/8/2013 4:23:36 PM
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Hi Emile. I would recommend the 80lb bag for you. It will be safer and more effective for your early training and will also be suitable as you get more experience.
by: TMArtist     
7/10/2013 11:53:31 AM
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Punching bag weight

Hi i am 19, 140lbs, slim, athletic but not very muscular. but i am looking to buy a punching bag to increase my hit strength on a heavy weight. I have never used a bag before. Would I start off lighter at a 60lb or 80lb and work up to a 150lb. Or just pick the weight i want to be able to hit and slowly hit it until it moves?  
by: chase
6/16/2013 8:08:46 PM
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Hi Chase. I don't think you'll ever need to go above 100lbs unless you do a lot more growing/body building. As for right now, I recommend grabbing an 80lb bag and working off of that. Don't forget handwraps and decent gloves.
by: TMArtist     
6/18/2013 11:27:34 AM
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soft punching bag

had 70 lb heavy bags even lighter ones tried em all free standing bags are flimsy want hanging bag thats plyable and eases the hand pressure for quick and long workouts want a bag i can work out with and only wraps my hands  
by: victor
5/15/2013 8:41:30 PM
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Hi Victor. Here's a bag that might be up your alley - bx-hv-1501. It's heavier at 100lbs but utilizes an extra layer of foam on the outside. This makes it comfortable for workouts even without gloves.

Although we don't have any at the moment, water filled hanging bags are also a viable option.
by: TMArtist     
5/17/2013 12:49:51 PM
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are punching bags bad for the heart?

Hi. I want to buy a punching bag, but my dad says its bad for the heart of a 14/15 year old like me. Is that true?  
by: shadowmaster64
5/12/2013 8:35:00 AM
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Hi Shadowmaster. I'm not qualified to give medical advice, and if you have pre-existing heart conditions you absolutely would want to consult a physician before starting a heavy bag regiment.

That being said, for "typical" healthy individuals heavy bag training helps to strengthen the heart and improve cardio fitness. Here is a nice little article on it -, and you can continue doing research on the topic.
by: TMArtist     
5/13/2013 12:04:47 PM
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Fix punching Bag

The strap on my punching bag ripped. Not from where it's stitched but halfway through it. i use it outside so i'm assuming the sun burned the straps and made it weak. How can i fix it or should i buy a new one?  
by: jerry
5/6/2013 8:15:38 PM
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Hi Jerry. You may be able to secure another nylon strap at the hardware store and sew it against the current strap.
by: TMArtist     
5/6/2013 9:23:53 PM
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sliding problem for standing bags.

Hello! I have standing punching bags set up on wooden floor, and when punched, they slide a lot, any ideas on what to place underneath, like a mat or something? Thank you very much!  
by: Joe D
5/1/2013 4:56:28 PM
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Hi Joe. I recommend starting with a non slip mat like this one - slip floor mat.

I also recommend putting the bag near a corner and stuffing the corner with something like an old comforter or pillows. In this way you can have the bag 3 feet or so out from the wall (plenty to move around the front 180 degrees of the bag) and it shouldn't move around on you.
by: TMArtist     
5/1/2013 9:46:03 PM
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heavybag ok to keep in garage?

just got everlast nevatear 100lb bag made of synthetic leather. i hung it in my noninsulated garage and wanted to know ifi it is ok to leave in there year round with the extremes of temperatures we get here in New York?  
by: dom
1/13/2013 5:16:00 PM
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Hi Dom. Genuine leather is the most sensitive to extreme temperatures, while canvas is the least sensitive. Synthetic leather is somewhere in the middle. It should be ok, but you might experience cracking, especially if you hit it when it is very cold.
by: TMArtist     
1/14/2013 3:35:41 PM
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hand protection

how do you wrap your hands and wrists properly. beginner on punching bag.
by: ctedroc
12/20/2012 8:39:42 PM
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There are a few different methods, but you can find eventually find your favorite. I highly recommend going to youtube and typing in 'how to use boxing handwraps'. Video is worth a thousand words!
by: TMArtist     
12/26/2012 8:54:46 PM
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what fabric

what weight would you recomend for me i am 5'3" 110lb. i like to move my feet alot and would like a punching bag fabric that would tear up my knuckels. I have alot of expirience in silkisondon so i would not need gloves  
by: james
11/30/2012 1:49:39 PM
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I think the best choice would be this bag right here: bx-hv-850. The exterior is synthetic leather which is nice on ungloved hands. The weight is 80lbs which should swing for you, providing good footwork practice.
by: TMArtist     
12/3/2012 11:24:06 AM
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what comes with it

does the bag come with the things that are needed to hang it up(i.e. chains and hooks)?
by: Irish
11/25/2012 10:05:49 AM
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Hi Irish. Each bag comes with a version of the chain assembly (be it chain or nylon), and a hook at the top. That being said, you may need to install a mount on your ceiling to actually hook it to. You can browse mounts here:
by: TMArtist     
11/26/2012 2:02:32 PM
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What Heavy Bag Should I Purchase

I am looking for a heavy bag that my son can use for training. He is about 5'8" and weighs about 130 lbs. What bag should I purchase? I would also like a recommendation on gloves.  
by: Terry
11/16/2012 8:51:03 AM
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Hi Terry. If your son is healthy and in relatively good shape I think he could use a 70lb bag safely. This kit would be a good choice: bx-hv-707. If your son is quite young (preteen, early teen) you could go with a slightly lighter option in the 60lb platinum bag: bx-hv-40. As for separate gloves, this pair in medium would be a great balance between affordability and quality: bx-gl-2273.
by: TMArtist     
11/16/2012 1:29:36 PM
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what size and type bag

I am looking to get back into shape. I am 40yrs old, 6'tall and 300lbs. I was very athletic through college and for many years afterwards but I have never used a heavy bag. I have a large basement so hanging or standing is ok. What size and type would you recommend - I have been looking at the water bags.

I have also seen people wrap the support beans to make a bag. Do you have anything that I could do that with?

thanks for the help.  
by: Magna75
11/8/2012 10:27:25 AM
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Hi Magna. For the health of your joints I don't recommend wrapping a support beam as it does not flex or sway with the strike. As for heavy bags, I think the best choice for you is the C3 100lb model: bx-hv-721. This is perfect because it has the weight to give you resistance, but will still provide padding since you are new to heavy bag work. I also recommend a solid pair of bag gloves which you can browse here:
by: TMArtist     
11/9/2012 1:54:43 PM
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which bag would survive best hanging outdoors. It would be exposed to sun and rain.  
by: gym mom
10/27/2012 10:07:27 PM
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I think this one would be a good choice: bx-hv-40. The interior is cloth textile, the exterior is nevatear style canvas (much more resilient to bad weather) and it has heavy duty nylon strapping. You may wish to also secure a tarp of some sort to cover it when not in use.
by: TMArtist     
10/29/2012 12:56:59 PM
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Bottom heavy

I bought a high quality everlast leather 100 lb bag a year ago. I currently have it hanging on a stand, but I noticed the bag is bottom heavy.

How do I keep the bag even without the inner substance moving to the bottom of the bag.

I apply a leather cream once a month and depending on use to care for the bag. Do you recommend I not leave the bag hanging throughout the year?  
by: Dave
10/7/2012 7:16:24 PM
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Hi Dave. This is a fairly common problem with heavy bags over time. There are two possible solutions. The first is just a redistributing of the bags inner contents by taking it down and working it sideways and upside down. Here is a step by step of that process -

The other option is actually opening up the bag and removing or redistributing those sandbags which tend to sink to the bottom -

When not using the bag, you could probably take it down and store it in an upside down position to reverse the natural effects of gravity.
by: TMArtist     
10/8/2012 1:15:52 PM
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outdoor heavy bag

I live in alaska and have a heavy bag. I want to use it all year even in the snow, its a vinyl bag with a outer foam core, will it freeze solid in the winter and anyideas on weather proofing the bag?  
by: brad
10/2/2012 11:52:03 PM
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I don't think it will freeze solid. It sounds like it is foam and textile filled as opposed to water filled. The two main things I would do is create a tarp outer "bag" for it and seal the tarp around the chains. Then be sure to oil the chains regularly so they do not rust up on you.
by: TMArtist     
10/3/2012 1:32:14 PM
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i was diagnosed with Parkinsons 6 yrs ago As a result my physidal activites have been curtailed.Exercise is a key compoent it helping delay its progression. i believe using a punching bag will help me
by having me by shifting my feet ,moving around etc.What i am asking what size and weight bag to use.I am 72 yrs old weight 187 heihht 6'. and am faily active Do i use a ceiling mount versus a free standing floor model.  
by: tommyboy
9/30/2012 2:44:44 PM
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Hi Tommyboy. I think you're going to get a lot of value out of this kind of training. I can give my opinion on what kind of bag to get, but you'll definitely have to check with your healthcare provider in regards to why might be appropriate. We wouldn't want to aggravate your condition!

That being said, I wouldn't go much higher than 80lbs for a hanging bag for you (that would require a ceiling mount too). An 80lb bag, combined with good gloves, will give you a chance to hit and move as the bag sways.

Freestanding bags are very convenient and a bit easier on the hands and joints. They don't move around as much in terms of sway, so footwork requires a little more creativity to practice.

I hope this helps in your decision, and let me know if you have any follow up questions!
by: TMArtist     
10/1/2012 1:10:07 PM
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what kind of bag...

my husband wants a punching bag to relieve stress, not to get in shape. he's 6'8 tall and in great shape from laying block for a living. What kind of bag is better for him, free standing or the hanging kind?  
by: super ducky
8/8/2012 8:06:46 AM
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Hi super ducky. Due to your husband's height and physical fitness I would recommend a hanging heavy bag. I would also recommend one that is 100lbs, like this one: bx-hv-162. Since he is likely to impart lots of power into his strikes I think he'll find the hanging heavy bag more convenient and reliable with less shifting around. Be sure to grab him some gloves too - even pros can injure their joints if punching enough without gloves.
by: TMArtist     
8/13/2012 1:21:31 PM
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Which heavy bag is right for me?

I'm a beginner in Muay Thai. I am 110lbs and am looking for a heavy bag to practice kicks and punches at home. I live in a small apartment. What are the pros and cons for purchasing a free standing heavy bag, a traditional heavy bag with a mobile stand and an upper body boxing bag? Which one would you recommend?   
by: tank
8/2/2012 5:04:58 PM
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Hey Tank. The perfect bag for you would be this one: bx-hv-2026. The full length can be used for all manner of Muay Thai techniques. Freestanders are also very mobile and you won't have to drill into your apartment ceiling. The soft padding on this bag will also be quieter than the leather and rattling chains on a hanging bag.
by: TMArtist     
8/3/2012 5:36:23 PM
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I'm 13, about 5'8", and 120 pounds. I don't really have any experience in karate, boxing, etc. but I'm want to start practicing. I'd prefer a bag that doesn't have to be permanent in the ceiling or anything, just one to have in my room to blow off some steam and get stronger. What should I get?  
by: Sam
5/15/2012 10:42:00 PM
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Hi Sam. This bag here would be a great choice - bx-hv-2026. It's a freestanding bag so you can move it around wherever you need it. Also, the impact material is soft enough not to damage your joints as you get used to hitting it.
by: TMArtist     
5/16/2012 4:00:12 PM
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punching bags

can i fill my punching bag with sand?  
by: gianni
5/14/2012 11:09:31 AM
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Hi Gianni. If you filled the whole bag with sand it would get very heavy and extremely solid. I don't think that would be ideal. You might mix small sandbags in with shredded cloth to add weight though.
by: TMArtist     
5/16/2012 3:55:12 PM
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what substance do I use in filling the speed bag?  
by: rexalan
5/10/2012 1:36:28 PM
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Hi Rexalan. Speed bags utilize an internal bladder that is filled with air. Think of it like a bike tube.
by: TMArtist     
5/11/2012 11:26:35 AM
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Securing question...

I am a 5'6 155 pound female trying to lose weight and blow off steam. I have some experience in Taekowndo but have been out of practice for a years. I'm looking at the 60 pound bag but living on a military base, I can't screw anything into the beams and I don't have the money for a stand. Is there a way I could use a chain to secure it around the beam?  
by: mdanielleh
5/5/2012 11:26:37 PM
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I think there is an item perfect for your needs: bx-hv-2106. This hanger wraps unobtrusively around a ceiling beam and can handle a 60lb bag no problem.
by: TMArtist     
5/7/2012 11:15:43 AM
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I weigh almost 300lbs. Have zero experience with punching bags. But, I want to try this to lose about 70lbs of excess body fat. Also, Im 6ft 2ins tall. SO How big of a bag should I use and what kind ?  
by: Big Man Dan
4/26/2012 10:03:39 PM
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Hey Dan. Congrats on taking the first step toward fitness, I think you're really going to like heavy bag training. As a big dude you'll be able to impart a lot of force, but since you're also a beginner you want to keep yourself safe from injury. I think this bag here is the perfect choice: bx-hv-721. It's heavy but with added protection for your hands and joints.

You may also need a mount to hang it to your ceiling: bx-ac-36.

Lastly, don't forget a decent pair of gloves: bx-gl-1113.
by: TMArtist     
4/27/2012 12:00:42 PM
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I need to keep my punching bag outdoors in Florida in covered patio. Would making a cover for it keep it from solidifying? If so, how do I build it to keep moisure from humidity from filling the cover?  
by: Kathy
3/24/2012 11:14:47 AM
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Hi Kathy. What do you mean exactly by solidifying? Are you using a water basin style freestanding bag?
by: TMArtist     
3/26/2012 11:52:47 AM
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I will be buying a leather covered traditional ceiling-hung sand filled bag. My trainer said it can't stay outside or it will eventually become like punching a wall.
by: Kathy
3/30/2012 7:08:45 AM
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I will be buying a leather covered traditional ceiling-hung sand filled bag. My trainer said it can't stay outside or it will eventually become like punching a wall.
by: Kathy
3/30/2012 7:08:54 AM
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I am opening a new facility that will feature between 10-15 heavy bags in one of our studios. We serve an audience age 25-40 that will be mostly male and range in fitness experience from beginner to advanced; they are all affluent with a high expectation for quality. What brand of bags are the best? What weight range of bags do you recommend so we can cater to our audience? Thank you!  
by: Kevin
3/16/2012 6:02:57 PM
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Congrats Kevin on the upcoming opening of your facility! Given your epxected demographic, I would crate a bag range between 60-100lbs. The 60lb bags will be perfect for beginners or older gentlemen who have experienced previous injuries in their life and need to start off easy. The 100lb bags will be perfect for the natural athletes and experienced hitters.

As for specific brands, check out some of the following:
* For 50-70lb bags - bx-hv-52. Proven name in the industry that has great interior that won't hurt users.
* For 100lb bag - bx-hv-154. The fairtex is extra strong, extra wide, extra everything.
* accent bag - bx-hv-2005. You may have some members who want to try kickboxing, and this bag is perfect. You'll want at least one full body bag in the gym, and this Twins bag is made to Thailand specifications (Thailand being the home of Muay Thai kickboxing and very stringent on their designs).

I'd also like to point you to, our wholesale website. Since you'll be becoming a studio owner, you may be able to save some money on some of your purchases (it also makes routine purchases for studio odds and ends easier).
by: TMArtist     
3/19/2012 11:29:35 AM
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Have a 17 yr. old female (5'5", 130 lbs.) two months into kick boxing lessons and male (5'3", 110 lbs.)who wants to include haeavy bag in work out. Sure rest of family will take a stab at it too. Any ideas on weight?? Thanks.  
by: Rob
3/5/2012 11:54:53 AM
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I think you might want to settle in around 60lbs. Any lighter and the rest of the family will likely not find it usable. However any heavier and it might lose functionality for the 5'3" individual.

70lbs would also be possible if you want to increase striking power.
by: TMArtist     
3/5/2012 12:13:58 PM
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I am a 5'4" female 128 pounds. What size bag would be best for me. I am a novice.
by: gjn
2/22/2012 12:28:35 PM
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If you'd like to go with a hanging heavy bag, I think something in the 60-70lb range would be good. Two examples are here: bx-hv-51 and here: bx-hv-40, but there are others you can find if you browse around. With a hanging bag, make sure you have a proper stand or a durable ceiling beam to hang it from. You may need to get a hanger like this one: bx-ac-36.

Alternatively, you could go with a freestanding bag like this one: tr-bg-724.
by: TMArtist     
2/24/2012 11:16:50 AM
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Which bag and weight

I'm 5' 9" 180 lbs, pretty good strength, but not an experienced boxer. I'm thinking of the Everlast Nevatear either 80 or 100 pounds. Any thoughts or suggestions on either other bags or bag weight?  
by: W
2/8/2012 3:13:15 PM
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I think you're in the right ballpark W. An 80lb bag would give you swing as trained on it, so you could practice footwork as well. With a 100lb bag, you would get more resistance and less sway.
by: TMArtist     
2/10/2012 10:24:26 AM
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Cover replacement

I have a hanging 80lb Everlast bag and the nylon loops that that connect the bag onto the hanging chain ripped. Is there somewhere to get a replacement skin/cover for my bag without replacing the entire bag itself? Thanks  
by: Rob
1/26/2012 4:19:15 PM
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Hi Rob. Sometimes we have "unfilled" heavy bags, which means you get just the bag exterior and the chain assembly. Although right now we don't have any in stock, you may be able to use that info to find unfilled bags somewhere on the web.
by: TMArtist     
1/30/2012 11:03:42 AM
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where can I get it in Hong Kong
by: Viswanath
1/21/2012 8:17:20 AM
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We can ship lighter items to Hong Kong. Heavier items you would have to find a local retailer.
by: TMArtist     
1/24/2012 11:19:33 AM
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Bag weight?

I am 6 ft and weigh 225 lbs. What would be the best bag weight for me to get. I use to train on bag years ago and want to get back into it. Thanks  
by: Jersey Guy
12/27/2011 5:40:41 PM
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Hey Jersey Guy. I think the optimal weight would be in the 80-90lb range, that would allow for some bag swing. If you really want a solid bag to pound on though you could go 100.
by: TMArtist     
12/29/2011 10:54:24 AM
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if i were buying a punching bag. What do you recomend for a 14 year old 120 pounder who is just starting?  
by: dave
12/18/2011 9:53:23 AM
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I would probably recommend this model in the 60lb variety: bx-hv-40. It's affordable, nice looking, and durable enough to take the kind of abuse a 14 year old might put it through. I'd also recommend some bag gloves for the starter!
by: TMArtist     
12/19/2011 10:51:28 AM
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what else to buy

Do I also have to buy a chain? A bracket to hang from? anything else? The bag item descriptions aren't clear.   
by: srpuncher
12/12/2011 5:16:05 PM
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On almost all occasions, a heavy bag will come with it's own chain. However, they rarely come with a hanging bracket.

That being the case, you can expect to not need to buy a separate chain assembly (unless explicitly stated), but you will need a hanging bracket (unless one is explicitly stated to be included).

Hope that helps!
by: TMArtist     
12/14/2011 11:09:07 AM
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Bags for Husband

I was wanting to get my husband a heavy bag and possibly a speed bag for Christmas. He's never really boxed before but has wanted to get into it for awhile now. We could hang/mount them in our basement.

My husband is 5'10 and 225 lbs. I was thinking about the #bx-hv-163 for the heavy bag. I'm on a bit of a budget and can't go much higher than $200 for the heavy bag. Any thoughts or recommendations?

Depending on the price of the heavy bag, I would like to also get him a speed bag. What recommendations do you have for that?

Also, what other equipment, such as mounting materials, would I need that don't come with the bags?  
by: Becca
12/5/2011 12:51:19 PM
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Hi Becca. Since your husband is just getting into boxing, I'd recommend this set here: bx-hv-707. That comes with high quality gloves and handwraps to keep him safe during extended training. The price is right too!

As for mounting, you'll want something like this: bx-ac-36 that can secure to a ceiling beam.
by: TMArtist     
12/7/2011 11:08:52 AM
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Difference between heavy bag and training bag I want a 80 lb bag that is not 2 hard and not 2 soft I am an intermediate level what is a good bag.  
by: American psycho
12/3/2011 4:23:47 PM
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I think those two terms, "heavy bag" and "training bag" are just semantically different, nothing really quality or performance-wise.

That being the case, I recommend one of these two for your needs: bx-hv-162, bx-hv-850.
by: TMArtist     
12/5/2011 10:52:02 AM
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I just order a punching bag and once I completed my order the message said I could recieve a free Everlast ring timer. How do I go about this? I made a comment and called they cant find where I made the comment. This should'nt be this diffcult.
Thank you, RLC
by: RLC
11/21/2011 1:35:32 PM
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Hey RLC, thanks for shopping with us! I think if you check your profile here:, you'll notice that there are no other comments or interactions from you besides this question. I think that's where there the trouble is happening.

Sorry for any hassle - I know eventually it feels not worth it, but if you do make some other comments reach out to us at
by: TMArtist     
11/23/2011 1:07:41 PM
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Bag for 7 and 9 years old boys


I have two boys, ages 7 and 9, and they both have been asking for a punching bag for our basement long enough that I am going to get them one for Christmas. They have no boxing experience but are beginning to work out in the basement with dad and they'd like to add it to their routine. What bag would you recommend, and also gloves to prevent injury? I am sure my husband would be delighted to use the bag as well, but he is 6 foot 1, 220, so I don't know if there is a bag out there that would be good for all of them...

Please advise...a DVD would be great too. Thanks!  
by: KG
11/20/2011 9:37:14 PM
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Hi KG. One of your biggest obstacles is going to be getting the bag to hang low enough for the kids but high enough for dad. That being said, I might recommend this muay thai style bag: bx-hv-1102.

Although it's heavy, the weight is distributed along a long surface (longer than normal punching bags). That means your kids won't have to hit up at the bottom of the bag and potentially hurt their hands (over time weight tends to settled at the bottom of bags, making it harder than the rest of the surface).

You may already have something like this, but you'll also need a mount to attach it to the basement ceiling:

As for gloves, your husband might enjoy something like this: bx-gl-1205 (12 oz), while the kids would be better suited with something like this: bx-gl-453 or this bx-bg-52.
by: TMArtist     
11/21/2011 11:13:12 AM
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Need Help

I'm 5'10", 130 lbs, and am a beginner. I am wondering what a good heavybag may be for my height and weight. Also, I would need gloves, and don't mind buying them seperately. I am getting into MMA and have been training for a very short time, but the sport helps me release stress, and I am just seeing which heavybag and gloves would be right for me.  
by: Will
10/24/2011 10:55:28 PM
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Hi Will. At your weight and experience level I would recommend something in the 70-80lb range. That being the case, this set might be perfect to get you going: bx-hv-707.
by: TMArtist     
10/26/2011 7:11:03 PM
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Heaviest Bag For Tight Space

Hi guys, I'm looking for a punching bag that will help me get in shape. I wanted the best, heaviest one I could find, but I will be going away to college soon and so it can't be attached to the ceiling and it can't take up a ton of space. Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Thanks!  
by: RJ
9/28/2011 3:27:02 AM
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Hey RJ, I think you have a few options.

1. An affordable and space saving solution is going with a free standing bag like this: tr-bg-724. You can transport this item and fill it on location. The only problem is that it doesn't provide the solid resistance of a very heavy hanging bag.

2. You could get a solid, high weight heavy bag: bx-hv-850, and then since you can't hang it from the ceiling you could get a freestand: bx-hv-841. This would take up a little more space, and I wouldn't recommend it if you are in a dorm (especially if you aren't on the first floor) since it will disturb neighbors. Nevertheless, it's a functional, affordable option.
by: TMArtist     
9/28/2011 11:19:42 AM
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which bag and what weight

Hi, im 16, 165lbs and 5'11". im looking for a bag for a heavy bag for my house but dont know what to get or what weight. i work out regularly so i need something that wont sway to much on contact. any suggestions?
by: KentG
8/11/2011 12:33:08 PM
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Hey Kent. At this point a 70lb bag would be a perfect option for you. Enough weight as to not swing around wildly, but not to heavy so as to increase your possibility of injury to your joints. Check out these two designs: bx-hv-209, bx-hv-380.
by: TMArtist     
8/19/2011 12:32:37 PM
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Which material to get

Im looking to place a heavy bag outside under my deck, but i dont know which material to get..
And if the weather affects the bag.
I live in California

Any suggestions on what bag to get? I'm going to be punching, kicking and kneeing the bag
Preferably a 70-80 lb bag.
Quality is a must!
by: Based
7/31/2011 9:36:17 PM
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Hey Based. Since the bag will be under your deck I assume it won't have to deal with too much rain contact. Also since you are in California the weather probably won't dip into freezing range too much.

That being the case, I recommend either a canvas style exterior or tough rubber exterior. Here are some options to consider: bx-hv-380, bx-hv-160, bx-hv-656, bx-hv-383.
by: TMArtist     
8/1/2011 12:41:25 PM
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heavy bag for my basement

hey guys, great site!

i'm looking to buy a heavy bag for my new basement. i trained for several years at gleason's in brooklyn, had to give it up when my kids were born, now getting back into it. i am 6'0 and about 170lbs. i want to get a bag that feels the way they do at gleason's, as i'm planning to eventually return.

a few questions:

1. what weight should i get? i'm leaning towards 100lbs as i want plenty of resistance, but want the bag to move a bit as well.

2. the bag will hang from an i beam in my basement, which will be somewhere around 7.5' off the ground. will i have a problem getting the bag to fit/swing properly etc.?

3. what mechanism should i use to hang the bag for optimal use (as well as minimum noise as i have tenants living above the basement)?

4. what velcro gloves would you recommend? my old gloves from the gym are lace up, which will be challenging on my own in the basement...

thanks alot, i'm psyched to get back into it!!!  
by: scott
6/27/2011 2:58:02 PM
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Hi Scott. Hopefully I can help out a little bit. I don't know what the bags at gleasons feel or look like, so I'll just try to give my best recommendations:

1. 100lbs might be a little overkill. A bag that big could get rough on your joints, especially as you get older. I'd probably recommend 70-80 pounds instead. Here are two good ones to consider: bx-hv-368, bx-hv-850. That being said, if you really want a challenge go ahead with the 100.

2. If the bag feels low you can always latch it a few chain links higher.

3. I'd recommend the all-purpose bag holder because it contains a metallic interior with non-slip cloth exterior: tr-bg-839. Because of that, it tends to be quieter than most standard holders. Be sure to read the instructions when using this one - the bag hands on the nylon and not the metal strap buckles.

4. Here are a few good choices to check out. Don't forget to check the size of your old gloves. bx-gl-217, bx-gl-228, bx-bg-100.

Hope this helps!
by: TMArtist     
6/29/2011 12:00:52 PM
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heavy bag bag

Is there any way to just by the exterior part of a heavy bag? the bag I have now is ripped and I need to replace the outside  
by: Patrick
5/30/2011 4:14:05 PM
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Hey Patrick. It would probably be difficult to find the exact model of your bag, but we do have this bag exterior that you can buy unfilled - bx-hv-540.
by: TMArtist     
6/3/2011 10:52:50 AM
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How is this bag?

I'm thinking of getting my husband a heavy bag. he's 6"1" and about 210 lbs. I've narrowed it down to this bag in 100lbs: bx-hv-52. Is this a good bag for his weight and height? We have a finished basement, how can I tell if this can be hung from the ceiling? Any thing else I need to be thinking about? THX!   
by: Linda
5/17/2011 11:50:52 AM
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Hey Linda. I think that bag would be a great choice for your husband. It comes with a chain assembly so it will be ready to hang from the ceiling, however you might also need this for the actual mounting: bx-ac-24.

If you are considering using the bag too, I would recommend going with an 80 or 90 lb model rather than the straight 100.
by: TMArtist     
5/18/2011 11:07:58 AM
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Just getting started

My 16yr old son wants to get into shape, so are looking for something to do as a family. Weather is VERY cold in winter, so need activity that provides aerobic & strength training, can be done indoors at home, & not completely "boring" for teenager (like treadmill).

My son is interested in punching bag & martial-arts workouts. He currently makes up his own "workout routines" using martial arts movements, but we do not have access to fitness experts. We live in the middle of NOWHERE, no personal trainers within 100 mi & ONLY gym in area is 20 miles away.

Is martial arts/heavy bag work something that we could learn & manage at home? Can it provide "complete" workout (cardio and strength) for the whole family?

We want equipment that will work for everyone, as beginners & for future. My son is 5'10, 185# (& still growing), husband 5'11, 185#, I am 5'7, 175#, and there are 3 younger children, ages 10-15, weighing from 60# to 115#. I looked at your site and many of the posts; am wondering if this standing bag is our best choice?

What weight of bag would we need? We are complete beginners, but my husband was a wrestler & I have experience with different fitness activities & competition training from highschool/college (raquetball, swimming/diving, aerobics, weightlifting, competition shotput/discus/highjump, etc.) We do manual labor for a living (farming/ranching), so my son, husband, & I are very active & physically strong; just inexperienced & out of shape.

Bag would be in workout area in garage. Do we need a particular mat to avoid joint stress or injury from working out on cement floor? Any suggestions or precautions?

Are there particular shoes, legs pads, other special equipment etc. needed for this type of workout?

My son does not want to use "enclosed" bag gloves. Is there an open palm style that would work for this? Do we need different bag gloves for the younger kids or my husband/me?

Is there anything else I am forgetting that might me important to know before proceeding?

Any insight/suggestions for a DVD system, martial arts discipline, or particular trainer/teacher that might fit our needs? I looked at the boxing DVDs you offer and some kick-boxing & mai thai stuff online, but there is so much out there; I don't know where to start. We are looking for more than just boxing, but if you sold a mai thai workout DVD , I would buy that immediately; your site gives me confidence that you know your stuff & I would trust your judgement.

Thanks so much for your time and help. Your website is awesome and very helpful.



by: Rita
5/2/2011 1:59:23 PM
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Hi Rita. Thanks a lot for choosing our site. I think I have some suggestions that will help you find the optimal setup. I also have a background in martial arts so I should be able to give you some tips there as well.

The bag you asked about, , would actually be an excellent choice. It's large surface area would make it manageable for both the adults and kids in the house, and it's hefty weight when filled would give you the desired resistance for strong srtiking. When filled, you might be able to push it over, but it's very hard to strike it over.

Right now we have one of those xxl wavemasters in stock. Just in case that runs out, or in case you'd like an alternative, check out this bag: bx-hv-41. This is a hanging Muay Thai style bag that can be attached to a ceiling beam in your garage. Depending on waht kind of beams you have, you can use one of these mounts:, or just rig up one of your own.

This muay thai bag is a nice choice because it is foam filled, which means you won't have to worry about it freezing in winter. It also has an extended surface area so it is good for martial arts technique and can still be reached by shorter users. The weight is a little more than I would normally recommend for beginners, but most of that is due to the length so I think you'll be fine. For a standard sized hanging heavy bag I would recommend around 80-90 lbs.

In regards to the floor - if you are wearing decent running shoes I doubt you'll have to worry about your joints too much. However if you have some existing joint sensitivity,or you'd like to train barefoot, I would definitely throw down some mats. Furthermore, if you go with the freestanding xxl wavemaster, they tend to shift around on concrete (low friction between the surfaces). laying some jigsaw mat can help prevent that. We are currently out of stock on jigsaw mat, but you might be able to find them at a nearby sports shop or elsewhere online.

In regards to special equipment - No special shoes are necessary. Just get ones with decent shock absorption since you'll be working on concrete. If you are doing a lot of kicking your shins might get sore, so something like this might help: That pair should stay in place during workouts and fit while still wearing shoes.

In regards to gloves - since your son wants open palm, I would recommend going in this direction: (size regular or large depending on expected growth spurt). They should provide enough padding for striking the bag while still having that 'open grapple' sensation. However, for the rest of you, I recommend true bag gloves as they are more comfortable and easier on the joints. Check these two pairs out: bx-gl-217 (size junior for the youngest child, medium for you and 15 yr old, medium/large for your husband depending on if he has big hands), or these: bx-bg-100.

You may eventually want to play around with handwraps for added wrist and knuckle protection, but I wouldn't worry about that right off the bat.

In regards to DVD - if you'd like to learn good martial arts technique via the heavy bag, I recommend this training tape by Wim Demeere - He's a good quality martial artist and you'll get good advice.

I hope this helps - feel free to follow up with any questions because I know this is a lot of info to take in!
by: TMArtist     
5/4/2011 1:06:18 PM
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Hanging heigth

I am looking into purchasing the 100 Anniversary Everlast set you have on your site. I am looking to hang the bag from the rafters in my garage which are about 9ft. off the ground. What would be a good distance from the ground to hang it? I am 5'10'' and my wife is 5' 1"  
by: Harleyman
4/25/2011 2:09:07 PM
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I would hang it so that the everlast logo is at about eye level. Since you are both different heights, perhaps an inch or two below your eye level.
by: TMArtist     
4/28/2011 10:37:48 AM
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Heavy Bag, Gloves and Instructional DVD

Boxing Depot: I would like to add a heavy bag to our basement home gym area. My wife is 5'7" and 120 pounds. I am 6'0" and 190 pounds. Neither of us has ever done any boxing training. The bag would hang from a unfinished basement floor joist. My question's are: What weight of bag? Type of hanging holder? Training gloves for both of us? Do you sell any instructional DVD's for beginning students/training? If you would include the links to the specific product recommendations on your website that would be great and easy for adding to my cart. Thanks very much. Great website!  
by: Tom
4/19/2011 5:50:49 PM
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Hey Tom. I think I should be able to make some recommendations.

For the bag, I recommend the 70lb Everlast Nevatear - bx-hv-162. It is affordable ($99) and durable. The weight should strike a good balance between you and your wife.

If the joist in question is wooden, this holder should do the trick - bx-ac-24. If it is a metal I-beam, consider this one - bx-ac-22.

Regarding the gloves - You have some options there. If you want something inexpensive, you could go with these - bx-gl-210. They provide decent protection but don't support the wrist or promote pro