Free Shipping on All Items
Narrow Results

Striking Bags  


By Air Filled
Yes

By Badge
A Step Up

By Bag shape
Round

By Color
Red

By Material
Leather

Striking Bags Expert Advice
Wondering what you need in a striking bag? This page helps to answer some of the most commonly asked questions.
Don't see your question?
Ask fellow shoppers and Boxing Depot staff. Share your answers.
1 Question
1 Answer
Why should I add striking bags to my training routine?
Striking bags are an excellent way to increase your boxing skills. While heavy bags and sparring are both critical components of practice, striking bags provide unrivaled dynamics and ability to train speed and agility, even when there are no coaches or partners around.
The great thing about striking bags is the wide variety they come in. If you want to train your bobbing and weaving skills you can buy a reaction ball or double ended bag. If you wish to integrate partner training you can get thai blocking pads or body shields. The variety is vast, and keeping your body guessing is one of the most effective ways to make noticeable improvements.

back to top

How do I use a double ended bag?
Double ended bags are often cited as one of the most fun ways to train. When used properly the double ended bag is a bobbing, gyrating, and swinging device that will keep you mobile.
To use a double ended bag properly, first make sure you have it secured properly. To do this, purchase a bag stand that contains hooks both on the top and bottom. You can also get a padded anchor weight that can be placed under any normal heavy bag stand and thus transform it into a double bag stand. You can also drill hooks directly into your floor.
Be certain that your rubber connector bands are in good condition and are not fraying or brittle. As you begin your striking regiment, go slowly until you are familiar with the way the bag reacts. From there, have fun and don't get tagged!

back to top

How do I use a reaction ball?
Reaction balls are slightly less well known than the other bags (like speed bags), but just as useful. The great thing about reaction balls is the speed they possess. When struck properly they almost go faster than the eye can see, causing you to naturally focus to your highest capacity.
Reaction balls, much like double ended bags, are attached both at the top and bottom of a mount or hanger. It is important that your latches are in good condition and that the rubber bands are not frayed or brittle. Safety is paramount with bags that go this fast.
Start out training the reaction ball slowly so you can see how it swings and rebounds. Build up your speed and do your best not to swing wildly. The less misses the better.

back to top

How do I use Thai blocking pads?
Thai boxing pads are a staple for anyone looking to get into kickboxing and MMA. Kickboxers need extra thick pads to handle the penetrating knees, elbows, and kicks of their sport. Little is worn in the way of personal protection, so these pads help keep the practitioner and the trainer safe.
For traditional boxers, thai pads can be an interesting substitute for punching mitts. The extended surface allows you to get creative with striking combinations and will certainly protect your trainer fduring workouts.

back to top

Flat body shields vs curved body shields
Flat body shields are an industry standard and have a wide variety of uses. The extra thick padding allows boxers to train full force body shots without any risk of damaging their training partners. Many bags have handles both on the sides and on the back to provide different options for training techniques.
Curved body shields are an interesting development that more and more practitioners are getting into. The curvature allows for techniques such as uppercuts (and for kickboxers rising kicks) to be performed safely and routinely. Creative coaches can use the bag to train hooking punches as well as a variety of other techniques.

back to top

Are there replacement parts available for my bags?
There are many replacement parts available for purchase on the BoxingDepot.com site. The great thing about finding a suitable part is that you needn't purchase a whole new bag. You can get the absolute most out of your training gear by keeping all the parts new and ready for action.
Some accessories available include double end bag cables, mobile ground fasteners for double end bags, replacement bag bladders, and more.

back to top

You might also need...
One important companion to striking bags is the heavy bag. A lot of boxers believe the heavy bag is the cornerstone of good training. Be sure to shop around as we have plenty available in nylon, leather, and canvas. Also make sure to protect your hands when training on any bag with handwraps and proper bag gloves.

back to top

Join Mailing List
We accept: