An Experiment in Heavy Bag Punching!
I thought that in the interest of illustration I’d do a round of work on the heavy bag. For two and a half minutes of the round, I’m working at long range. For the last 30 seconds, I step in closer to the bag and focus on short range punching/infighting. I’ve tried to incorporate some of our long range combinations, and have used the lay back quite a lot. I wanted to get your views as to whether you find this type of video useful. For example, would you like to see a round where body movement plays a lead role? Would you like to see a round where footwork takes precedence? Take a look at the video then carry on reading.
Here’s two combinations that came to my attention during this round, but there may be more so let me know if you have spotted any:
For those of you with bat-like hearing, you may have noticed the high-pitched squeak of ‘Action’ at the start of the round. That was my 4 year-old daughter taking the director’s role! So, in the best tradition of a movie director, for more information and advice on punch bags (including what to look for when buying one), cut to the buying a boxing punch bag article! Alternatively, for more insight into boxing equipment and activities check out the boxing fitness page.
I’d be glad to take any feedback on this, in particular whether YOU find it useful. I don’t particularly getting anything from posting videos of me using the punch bag, but if it helps you then I’ll make it part of the program (along with the conventional ‘piece to camera’ style that you are used to.) On the other hand, you may wish to comment with things like “Get this guy some oxygen!”, or “Father time hasn’t just caught this guy up, it’s lapped him!” or even the old faithful “It’s a good job that the heavy bag isn’t punching back!” If you are going to opt for humour then get creative, the funnier the better!!!!!