How to Fill a Boxing Bag
In this blog post, we’ll look at how to fill a Boxing Bag and the benefits of buying an empty bag.
What Filling should I choose?
One of the great parts about buying an empty bag is it allows you to customise the bag weight and its density.
A boxing bag with heavier weight will make the bag harder to move which can be it ideal for heavy hitters.
On the flip-side, filling the bag with a lighter bag fill will mean you don’t need to hit the bag as hard in order to allow the bag to swing freely.
A lighter bag would be ideal for a beginner or those looking to incorporate faster combinations rather than focusing on pure power.
As you become more experienced with filling boxing bags, you can modify the bag to suit your striking needs.
For a Lightweight Bag
We recommend filling your boxing bag with larger rag type materials such as old clothes, towels or fabric strips if you’re looking for a lighter bag,
This will give the bag softer feedback and be more forgiving on the user.
For a Heavy Bag
To make your boxing bag firmer & heavier, you should fill it with finer & smaller materials such as sand or sawdust, As well as thinner clothes/fabric in the middle of the bag to ensure the weight isn’t overbearing for its casing.
Overfilling the bag completely with finer materials like sand etc. may cause the bag to split or break due to excess weight.
Benefit #1 – Save on Shipping!
Rather than buying a pre-filled boxing bag, an empty bag will save you from high shipping costs as shipping couriers charge higher prices based on weight.
It’s also great if you’re overseas or in a remote area of Australia where it can be very costly.
Benefits #2 – Customised Weight & Density
As we’ve mentioned earlier, an empty bag allows you to customise the bags weight & feel to your liking.
So instead of buying a fixed weight, this empty bag can be re-filled or adjusted at any time.
So you could start with a lighter boxing bag then move to a heavy bag as your skills improve.
Benefit #3 – Refillable
Punch Equipments boxing bags are very easy to fill over time with its patent-pending refill lid.
They can be easily filled at the top with your ideal choice of filling.