Punching bags are standard tools for boxers who are practicing their trade and trying to improve, and they also help others get in shape, increase their strength and improve their quickness and endurance. Heavy bags are designed to build strength and punching power, while speed bags improve quickness and coordination.
Standing Bag (Heavy)
The standing bag sits on a hollow base that is usually filled with sand or water for stability. This bag usually weighs 250 pounds when it is filled, and it is designed for mixed martial artists who want to work on their punching and kicking. The bag is covered with high-impact foam so the fighter will not injure his wrists, hands or feet when he delivers a blow.
Hanging Bag (Heavy)
This canvas bag is suspended from the ceiling and is primarily designed for boxers or mixed martial artists who want to work on their punching ability. By delivering square punches to this heavy bag, the fighter will develop strength and explosive power. The bag sways as strong blows are delivered, and that's an important factor. The sway helps the fighter develop a sense of timing when delivering heavy punches.