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    Thinking about getting a full sized boxing punchbag (or a least a decent sized one) like this:

    amazon.co.uk/Can…GIU

    anybody know how i could suspended it in the garage around the wooden beams that run above it. Dont want to damage that garage cos its a rented house.
    Any suggestions, or general tips?

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    Couldn't you just lay it on the floor, you could then lay on the floor at the side of it

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    RichD

    Couldn't you just lay it on the floor, you could then lay on the floor at … Couldn't you just lay it on the floor, you could then lay on the floor at the side of it



    i dont know if its cause its late but this made me laugh so ****ing much!

    RichD

    Couldn't you just lay it on the floor, you could then lay on the floor at … Couldn't you just lay it on the floor, you could then lay on the floor at the side of it



    Brilliant!

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    mr.potato_head

    Brilliant!


    bykergrove

    i dont know if its cause its late but this made me laugh so ****ing much!



    not to kill a joke, but am i missing something ?

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    ryman1000

    not to kill a joke, but am i missing something ?



    instead of hanging it up, he could lie it down on it's side, then he could lie down parallel to it and punch it like that.

    Wait, I'll draw a quick diagram...

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    bykergrove

    instead of hanging it up, he could lie it down on it's side, then he … instead of hanging it up, he could lie it down on it's side, then he could lie down parallel to it and punch it like that.Wait, I'll draw a quick diagram...



    awaits epic lulz

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    http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm247/imranmaz/Untitled-2.jpg

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    bykergrove



    X) LOOOOL

    Original Poster

    lol yeah might work, but would tend to roll away, and seeing as you're supposed to draw power through the legs and body dont think it'd be to practical either.

    Funny stuff.

    If you've got any beams or something similar, get some rope and tie it through the hoops on the bag(if it has any) and then over the beams.

    How about a stand, not cheap but would solve your problem
    Link

    Edited by: "Humphman" 21st Sep 2010

    On first glance I was gonna get you one from my work...X)

    Original Poster

    yeah was thinking a bracket and drilling the holes. Not sure how stable the wooden beams are though, would definitely need to be able to withtake a good beating on the bag.
    Thanks for the help guys

    Original Poster

    Hey just bought a 4ft bag, and will borrow some rope off my dad, are there some cheap S-shaped hooks so i can put the bag up and take it off with ease? Because wierdly we need to be able to drive through the garage.

    lol @ the above picture, hilarious.

    When I had one I hung it from a tree outside, bought it for like £3 (the thing weighed about 50kg), made my wrists and hands absolutely solid, can pretty much punch walls now after a few years on it lol.

    If you're training an it has to be taken down, MMA fighters put them on the floor and use it to simulate someone on the floor, you can also use it to lift etc if it's not connected to anything. So it's not used just hanging.

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    just arrived, bloody hell its solid like hitting brick. Suppose it wont get damaged so easily that way. Think i need some gloves now.

    Silversight

    just arrived, bloody hell its solid like hitting brick. Suppose it wont … just arrived, bloody hell its solid like hitting brick. Suppose it wont get damaged so easily that way. Think i need some gloves now.



    Depends what kind of gloves you want to use.

    I just used to tape my knuckles up and use weight gloves with a strap that went around my wrist.

    There is only so much you can do without the full protection of proper boxing gloves for bags as your hands will get battered depending on how strong you are and how hard the bag is. So it will take time until you can get to a point where you can use little protection and have a 30 minute hard session for example.

    My biggest problem I had at the start was punching the bag at the sides, it used to hurt my left wrist as it was never strong enough but after a few months I could smash it as hard as I wanted and felt nothing.

    Original Poster

    Thats cool if my wrists strengthen too. Bought some blitz hand wraps which wont arrive till later but thats just for wrist protection right?
    Managed to graze my elbow on the bag last night whilst practising my karate Dude who delivered it said it looked like it could last a lifetime having delivered another one that week that looked like it would only last a week.
    Edit: they just arrived and feel good. 120 is definetly long enough

    Edited by: "Silversight" 25th Sep 2010

    i alwyas use 5m wraps for bagwork, learn how to wrap them properly not just random wrapping mate

    Silversight

    Thats cool if my wrists strengthen too. Bought some blitz hand wraps … Thats cool if my wrists strengthen too. Bought some blitz hand wraps which wont arrive till later but thats just for wrist protection right?Managed to graze my elbow on the bag last night whilst practising my karate Dude who delivered it said it looked like it could last a lifetime having delivered another one that week that looked like it would only last a week.Edit: they just arrived and feel good. 120 is definetly long enough



    not just wrist protection mate, when a punch lands the impact spreads the bones of the hand which in long term can cause arthritis etc the wraps help prevent this, i alwyas use 5m wraps for bagwork, learn how to wrap them properly not just random wrapping mate

    Original Poster

    yeah the instructions are pretty vague about how to wrap it, merely says about protecting the knuckles and fixing the wrist in line. Can you get arthritis from punching a bag? o_O? Thought the idea was the bones just harden under the persistent trauma they undergo.
    That and i think the nerves should eventually deaden.
    Edited by: "Silversight" 25th Sep 2010

    Everyone is prone to arthritis regardless of what you do to your joints etc, It's called getting old.

    As long as you don't injure yourself and then train when your injured you'll be as good as ever to toughen up your knuckes/fingers/wrists.

    Damn posts unable to edit.

    How you want to train is up to you, wearing no protection to wrist protection to wrist + knuckle protection to boxing gloves and wrist / knuckle protection etc.

    Then you have how hard you want to hit the bag, slightly touching to normal hitting to full on hitting the thing to make it swing everywhere, or you could use it to shadow box if your wrists start to hurt.

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    Wotwot123

    Everyone is prone to arthritis regardless of what you do to your joints … Everyone is prone to arthritis regardless of what you do to your joints etc, It's called getting old.


    I refuse to become old beside if my wrist hurt can always use my elbows, knees or legs to beat the bag.
    Any ideas how i can take it on and off the rope? maybe a carabiner (however thats spelt) or an S-shaped metal hook?
    My palms start to hurt after a session, guessing this is normal just perhaps need to pad it more

    did anyone else think the thread title was a different type of bodybag oO

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    ilovepink

    did anyone else think the thread title was a different type of bodybag oO


    in hindsight i probably should have called it a punchbag as a bodybag was ambiguous at best. just always called them that.

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    I use something like these but with a padded bar on the palm.

    acasports.co.uk/pro…070

    slamdunkin

    I use something like these but with a padded bar on the … I use something like these but with a padded bar on the palm.http://www.acasports.co.uk/product_info.php?cpath=394_708&osCsid=ffb1941d6ff71d30f077c57b66343428&products_id=10070


    Awful glove to be hitting heavy bag with imo, all depends though really....if your going to hit hard and fast for prolonged sessions (5-10 x 3 min rounds etc) then id get 10oz gloves (twins, sandee, windy, top king etc etc) and 5m wraps and learn to wrap properly, theres loads of vids on youtube on how to wrap

    I'd agree not much protection if you've hitting a heavy bag full on.

    Personally I use gloves similar to boxing gloves if I'm at it for a while.

    If I'm doing light work with the bag, I don't actually wear much, just pad my knuckles up under my weights gloves.

    Original Poster

    can you damage your wrist from just compression damage? cos its fixed in place pretty strong and isnt bending when i hit it. Atm just using cold water to numb the pain.

    Ah yeah you have a full size bag, they don't normally move due to the length, I had a 50kg one (it was lighter, but left it out in the rain, it's full of cloth, made it so bloody heavy), and I'm able to make it swing easily.

    If your hands are hurting that much you don't have enough padding - I'd suggest getting some boxing gloves and start with those, they are like £10 from JJB.

    I screwed my wrists up at the start as they were not used to it (couldn't lift heavy weights for like 2 weeks due to it), but like I said, after a few months and once your fingers / wrists have become harder you'll be able to wear less.
    Edited by: "Wotwot123" 27th Sep 2010
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