The speed bag isn’t just a cool prop for boxers to use! These small, swinging punching bags that are suspended from the ceiling offer effective and creative cardiovascular and strength benefits that can be incorporated into any sort of workout session.
Rhythmically punching the bag helps develop hand-eye coordination, reflexes, and speed. Meanwhile, keeping the shoulders and arms lifted, stable, and in constant motion tones the arms and shoulders.
A SPEED BAG HOW-TO
The principle of the speed bag is fairly simple and straightforward – just hit it! The goal is to hit the bag evenly and to build a consistent pattern. So how should a beginner start out on exercising with a speed bag? Caleb Noah, Boxing Coach at Castle Hill Fitness, recommends starting with two or three 3-minute sets, with a minute of rest in between each set.
Learn proper technique and develop your inner warrior with boxing lessons at Castle Hill Fitness! Boxing is a powerhouse workout that improves strength, cardio, and challenges the mind. Not to mention, it’s an effective – and FUN – form of stress relief!
Lessons are available with Castle Hill Fitness boxing coaches in 30 or 45-minute increments at both their Downtown and 360 locations, and members receive additional discounts on training sessions. Enter the boxing ring today!