The difference between an aqua boxing bag and a regular boxing bag
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Working out with a boxing bag is gaining popularity. That is logical because you have all the advantages of (martial arts) training without the disadvantages. You throw punches and kicks without having to absorb them yourself. In addition, you don't need a sparring partner when using a boxing bag (also known as a punching bag), and you're less likely to get injured. Working out with a boxing bag is effective and has many benefits.
Boxing bags with traditional filling such as sand or sawdust are available, as well as boxing bags filled with water. When using aqua boxing bags, you train with water resistance. In this blog, we'll dive deeper into the difference between the traditional punching bag and the aqua boxing bag, so you can choose what is the best approach for your workout.
Benefits of training with a boxing bagWith a punching bag, you can work on your strength, coordination and speed. Boxing is an intense workout so you also burn extra calories. Moreover, it has a stress-relieving effect. What's better than unleashing yourself on a punching bag?
With a punching bag workout, you can train your shoulders, biceps, triceps, chest muscles, back and abs. You also train your leg muscles and calves by applying strength with your legs and kicks.
What is a boxing bagThe 'classic' punching bag is filled with sand. Wool, textile chips, sawdust, leather chips and rubber are also often used.
The bag is usually made of leather or sturdy textile (bisonyl) that looks like the tarp you often see on trucks and is easy to keep clean. In addition, this material lasts a long time, even when used intensively. Leather punching bags are often a little more expensive than a plastic punching bag.
Classic punching bags filled with sand are often harder and are ideal for an intermediate to advanced athlete. If you are a beginner, you should opt for softer padding such as textile chips or wool, for example the Tunturi Boxing Bag, which is filled with a combination of textile chips and rubber.
What is an aqua boxing bag?An aqua boxing bag consists of three compartments. An outer bag, a thick compartment filled with water on the inside and an air compartment in the middle. An aqua boxing bag, also known as the aqua punching bag, has several advantages. You can fill the water compartment at home. This means that the bag is empty for transport. This reduces its weight and size considerably, and you can benefit from buying the punching bag via the internet and having it delivered to your home. You can also use the water to determine the weight of the punching bag yourself. The standard rule for ideal weight of the punching bag is half your body weight, but it must be at least 35 kilos for an optimal workout experience.
Water ensures an even distribution, so that the punching bag has the same hardness everywhere and the punching bag stays stable. In addition, water provides a real feeling when you hit or kick the punching bag, and water does a better job at absorbing the impact. As a result, you have less chance of injuries to your joints.
The air compartment ensures that you can determine the hardness of the punching bag yourself by blowing more or less air into the punching bag using a pump.
If you only want to throw punches, choose a 100 cm aqua boxing bag. For kicks and punches, choose a 150 cm boxing bag.
At what height should you hang a punching bag?You can hang a punching bag on the ceiling with a ceiling ring and boxing bag spring, or with a wall hook. The Tunturi Boxing Bags come with a four-point chain. A ceiling ring and boxing bag spring can be purchased separately. The height at which you hang the bag depends on your own height. The top of the boxing bag should be 10 centimeters higher than your height. Do you have a longer boxing bag that is also suitable for throwing kicks? Then it should hang 30 centimeters above the ground.
A wall bracket generally hangs around 75 centimeters from the wall. When purchasing, make sure that the bracket can carry the desired weight of the punching bag. Tunturi gives you a choice between two wall brackets: up to 70 kilos and up to 100 kilos.
Are you buying a separate chain for the punching bag? Note: the longer the chain with which you hang the punching bag from the ceiling, the more unstable the bag is and the more it can swing with every kick or punch. Do you have a high ceiling? Then choose a wall mount.