Choosing the best boxing bag for your training needs!
In this expert guide,
Our team will run you through each variation of boxing bag from Punch Equipment & why you should choose each option!
Which boxing bag is right for you?
With so many options and varieties available,
Hanging, Freestanding, Wall, etc.
Our team will help you identify which boxing bag is right for your training needs!
Should you buy a hanging boxing bag or a free-standing boxing bag?
Firstly, be sure to check your space for installing a boxing bag!
If you have suitable wall space (Brick or concrete) or ceiling space (Beam, pole, concrete, etc.) you should be able to install a hanging boxing bag from a wall bracket or ceiling hook.
Ensure to contact a professional tradesman about your building’s support & integrity prior to installing!
If you don’t have a suitable structure or you are currently renting,
You may need to find a boxing stand for your boxing bag or Free Standing bag which requires suitable floor space.
Be sure to cross off the above before moving on to the next step!
Do you need a light or heavy boxing bag?
This decision is completely up to you, there is no wrong answer here if your needs are ticked!
A lighter boxing bag will give you less resistance & stress on the body when striking & provide more swinging which is great for incorporating footwork & speed-focused, boxing workouts.
A heavier bag will give the user more resistance which is better suited to heavier builds & harder strikers,
While many will tell you to find a bag which is approx. half your weight, you also need to consider the sport you’re using the bag for, the type of training you will be completing & the length/shape of the bag you require.
What standard boxing bag length is right for you?
Below is a quick summary of the common lengths Punch Equipment supplies & what we recommend them for.
3ft Boxing Bag ( 90cm )
A 3ft boxing bag is a great boxing bag to introduce beginners & students into the art of boxing & weigh approx. 20 kilograms in our range.
As this bag is typically lighter & shorter than common bags found in gyms, this bag can swing erratically, particularly with power punches, ensure you have enough room around the bag to allow for the added swinging & footwork required.
A 3ft boxing bag is fantastic for developing fast punches, combinations & footwork.
We would highly recommend this bag for all types of boxers, kids, teens & adults looking for their first boxing bag that is forgiving on the body and is built for speed & accuracy rather than power punching.
4ft Boxing Bag ( 120cm )
A 4ft boxing bag is a very common length of boxing bag found in a boxing gym, this bag is long enough to target the head and body with punches, while still producing enough resistance to start incorporating harders punches as this bag weighs approx. 30kgs.
If you’re looking for a great all-rounder bag for boxing & lighter kickboxing techniques for all ages, this is the choice for you.
5ft Boxing Bag ( 150cm )
The most popular bag size, found in Muay Thai, kickboxing & boxing gyms,
This bag length can comfortably take all types of strikes & clinching with no issue.
The weight of these bags in our ranges is approx. 40kgs & provides a smaller amount of swing when striking in comparison to 3ft & 4ft bags.
If you’re looking for a fantastic all-round boxing bag for punching & kicking combinations.
A 5ft bag is hard to pass!
6ft Boxing Bag ( 180cm )
A common, boxing bag found in Muay Thai & kickboxing gyms, which would also be considered a form of heavy bag for its weight of approx. 50+ kgs.
Suitable for larger teens & adults strikers at all heights & who are looking to utilise power punches, kicks, knees, elbows, and clinching into their sessions.
The heavier weight allows users to strike very hard, without the bag creating a lot of movement.
If you’re looking for a boxing bag to slam hard punches & kicks into,
A 6FT boxing bag is a must-have!
Are there other styles of hanging type boxing bags?
Apart from the traditional, standard boxing bags, there are other varieties of boxing bags built for specific tasks & activities.
Tear Drop Boxing Bag
Tear Drop Boxing Bags look like they sound, a teardrop-shaped boxing bag designed to incorporate more rounded/lateral strikes such as uppercuts, hooks, body rips, knees & kicks.
The rounded shape gives users more of an emphasis on throwing techniques at particular angles to hit correctly.
This is a great bag for developing accuracy for
Wall Boxing Bag
A boxing bag for the serious hitters!
A wall bag is a perfect bag for those looking for honest feedback, meaning if you throw the perfect hook, you’re going to notice!
If you throw a poor hook, you’re really going to notice!
The perfect addition to hard hitters!