This Speedball set comes with (1.5") tube frame, platform, speed ball, and a pair of mitts. The speedball is not seen in every gym but it can provide some really great benefits to your defensive techniques & your fitness.
You've all probably seen one on TV or in a boxing movie. It's a tear drop shaped leather inflated ball which is suspended on a wooden platform by a swivel.
The speedball has many different names depending on where you train & who owns the gym. Some call it the speed bag, some the speed ball & some the top bag.
It doesn't really matter what you call it because they all serve the same purpose....teaching you to keep your hands up.
Some say that it teaches speed & agility but they are really just great side benefits. If you want to improve speed & agility then you should use a floor to ceiling ball. The main benefit of the speed ball is to teach you to keep your hands up for the full length of the fight.
The speed ball has been around for over 100 years!
If you've never used a speed ball before then train on it for 1 round & see what fails first. Is it your speed? Agility? or maybe it's the muscles in your shoulders holding your arms up?
Beginners may find it hard to hit at first & this may be their main frustration but you will get the hang of it pretty quickly. Once you've got that you'll probably find it difficult to keep your hands from dipping nelow your shoulders.
This is how you should first start training with it.....even if you're not hitting the ball properly don't take that oppurtunity to have a rest for a second & drop your hands, keep them on your forehead. Wait for the bag to slow down & start hitting it again.
Heavy Duty 1.5" Tube Frame
23.5" Diameter Hard Wood Platform
6 Adjustable Height Positions
Come Complete with Platform & Mounting Brackets
1 Pair of Mitts
Weight - 11kg
Model Number - BX07