Punching Bag Wrecking Ball By Revgear
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The REVGEAR Punching Bag Wrecking Ball is an essential piece of kit for boxing drills and promotes movement and striking angles for all striking martial arts.
Made of heavy-duty synthetic leather this is a professional-level piece of equipment well-loved by top academies throughout the USA and now available in Europe.
Punching Bag Wrecking Ball Features
- This Punching Bag Wrecking Ball design is ideal for all punches, kicks and strikes
- An excellent alternative to conventional punch bags and makes a perfect addition to any workout
- Made from an extra heavy-duty synthetic leather outer cover and professionally packed with multi-fibre filling
- Heavy-duty nylon straps and D-rings attached to the bag
- The bag weighs approximately 60 lbs
- Measures approximately 36″ around by 26″ tall
We recommend that you also buy a set of swivels to reduce strain on the straps of your bag. Without them, there's a higher chance of damaging your bag. We stock Heavy Weight Swivels (rated for up to 50kg) and Commercial Weight Swivel (rated for up to 65kg).
Uses of wrecking ball punching bag
It simulates the resistance and weight of an opponent, allowing individuals to develop their striking techniques, power, and endurance.
Here are some common uses of a wrecking ball punch bag:
Boxing Training: These bags are frequently used in boxing training to improve punching techniques, footwork, and overall conditioning. Boxers can practice various punches such as jabs, hooks, crosses, and uppercuts, helping them develop accuracy, speed, and power.
Muay Thai and Kickboxing: In addition to punches, Muay Thai and kickboxing practitioners use the bag to practice kicks, knee strikes, and elbow strikes. This helps develop strong leg muscles and enhances striking skills for all ranges of combat.
MMA Training: Mixed martial artists use wrecking ball heavy bags to simulate the diverse range of strikes used in MMA bouts. They can work on transitions between striking and grappling techniques, mimicking the dynamic nature of MMA fights.
Fitness and Conditioning: Even for individuals not involved in combat sports, wrecking ball punch bags can be used for high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts. Combining punches, kicks, and other strikes with bodyweight exercises can provide an effective cardiovascular workout while improving overall strength and endurance.
Stress Relief: Using a heavy bag can be a great way to release stress and pent-up energy. The rhythmic motion of striking the bag can be cathartic and therapeutic for some individuals.
Self-Defense Training: For those interested in self-defense, practicing strikes on a punch bag can help develop the muscle memory and confidence needed to defend oneself effectively in potentially dangerous situations.
Physical Rehabilitation: Boxing bags can also be utilised in physical therapy and rehabilitation programs. Controlled striking and movement can help patients regain strength, flexibility, and coordination after injuries.
Coordination and Timing: Working on a bag can improve hand-eye coordination, timing, and precision. This is especially important for combat sports where landing a strike with accuracy is crucial.
Building Muscle Endurance: Repeatedly striking a bag can build muscle endurance, especially in the shoulders, arms, and core. This can be beneficial for maintaining stamina during longer fights or training sessions.
Technique Refinement: Coaches often use bags to help athletes refine their techniques. Observing how a fighter strikes the bag can provide insights into their form and suggest areas for improvement.
Remember that using a wrecking ball punch bag should be done with proper technique and safety precautions to avoid injury. It's also recommended to consult with a trainer or coach if you're new to combat sports training to ensure you're using the bag effectively and safely.
How to hang a wrecking ball punching bag
Materials You'll Need:
- Wrecking ball punch bag
- Heavy-duty ceiling hook or wall mount bracket
- Chain or heavy-duty strap (preferably made of steel)
- Carabiners or S-hooks
- Swivel attachment (optional, for reduced bag swinging)
- Measuring tape
- Pencil or chalk
- Power drill
- Anchors and screws (if mounting on a wall or ceiling with no support beams)
Choose a Location: Decide where you want to hang the bag. It should have enough space around it for movement and swinging without hitting walls or objects.
Locate Support: If you're hanging the bag from the ceiling, locate a sturdy support beam using a stud finder. If you're mounting it on the wall, make sure to identify a solid wall section that can handle the weight and force.
Measure and Mark: Measure the desired height for the bag. Typically, the bottom of the bag should be around chest to head level, depending on your height and training preferences. Mark the location with a pencil or chalk.
Install Hook or Bracket: If hanging from the ceiling, screw the heavy-duty ceiling hook securely into the support beam at the marked spot. If mounting on the wall, install the wall mount bracket following the manufacturer's instructions and using appropriate anchors and screws.
Attach Chain or Strap: Attach a strong chain or heavy-duty strap to the ceiling hook or wall bracket using a carabiner or S-hook. Make sure the chain or strap is securely fastened.
Attach Swivel (Optional): To minimise the bag's swinging motion, you can attach a swivel attachment between the chain/strap and the bag. This allows the bag to rotate freely without twisting the chain or strap.
Attach Punch Bag: Hang the wrecking ball punch bag on the chain/strap or swivel attachment. Most bags have a D-ring or loop at the top designed for this purpose.
Adjust Height: Stand back and assess the bag's height. Make any necessary adjustments to ensure it's at the right level for your training.
Test Stability: Gently push the bag to make sure it's securely attached and doesn't wobble or shift.
Clear the Area: Ensure there's enough space around the bag for movement, and that it won't come into contact with walls, furniture, or other objects.
Test the Setup: Give the bag a few test strikes to see how it moves and responds. Adjust the height or swivel if necessary.
Remember that the weight of the wrecking ball punch bag, along with the force of your strikes, can put stress on the hanging mechanism.
Always use heavy-duty hardware and follow manufacturer guidelines to ensure safe and effective usage.
If you're unsure about the installation process, it's a good idea to consult with a professional or someone experienced in setting up punch bag equipment.
Read here for bag filling guide.