Going a few rounds with a punching bag or heavy bag is an excellent way to work on your cardio and, more importantly, release some pent up rage. But which is the best bag to fit your needs? Whether you want to work out some aggression on a punchable torso, add a new layer of stat-tracking to your existing workout, are looking for a near-silent bag you can wail on without fear of waking the kids, or simply want an affordable beginner bag, we’ve got you covered.
Last Punch Heavy Duty Pro Punching Bag
An ideal purchase for at-home pugilists who want a very basic first-time bag that doesn’t cost a lot. This canvas bag is 50-inches long (when hung) and 18-inches wide and arrives empty. That’s on purpose: you can fill with whatever you want (think: clothes; towels; balled up credit card statements). It comes with metal chains that are durable and easy to hang. Best yet? Because of the weight don’t have to worry about crazy shipping costs.
Short for “Body Opponent Bag”, B.O.B is is much than just a creepy, flesh-colored nudist on a pole. Made by Century — the bar-setting martial arts gear and product company since 1976 — B.O.B. is a lifelike mannequin designed to absorb strikes, punches, and general pounding from the waist up. Covered in high-strength plastisol (sort of a flexible PVC compound), he’s stuffed with high-density urethane foam. Seven height adjustments allow you to raise and lower B.O.B. from 60 inches (David Spade) to 78 inches (David Hasselhoff). The base is fillable up to 270 lbs. with your choice of sand or water, and will anchor B.O.B. to the floor no matter how…
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