Recently, I bought a heavy bag and with the help of one of my buddies, I managed to set it up in my basement. We used a strong beam to hang it from the ceiling by using an iron bracket attached to the wall. One tip that I would like to mention is that you’ll inevitably hear when someone’s using the heavy bag if you are in the room directly above the basement where somebody’s doing his or her workout. Therefore, I recommend installing it in an area where you know that people won’t be sleeping or just spending too much time, in general.
The next thing that you need to properly use a punching bag is the right protective equipment. In other words, you’ll have to get yourself a pair of boxing gloves that manages to keep your knuckles in place even when you throw serious punches.
Another piece of advice I would recommend is that you should try to design a workout program that best suits your personal preferences and requirements. I used to be overweight and all I can say is that it took me a lot of time to get organized and start living healthy once again. If it hadn’t been for a personalized schedule that I committed to, I would have never been able to make these changes in my life.
You’ll have to throw punches and kick the punching bag, as well. To create a proper training routine, I personally suggest including hooks, uppercut strikes, roundhouse kicks, as well as basic punches. The whole point is to focus for a limited amount of time on most of your body parts so that you consume as many calories as possible and stimulate the vast majority of your muscles. This way, you’ll turn out looking and feel great all over.
A critical part of your workout should consist of a proper warm-up routine. On the one hand, you can reduce the risk of injuries as your muscles will be relaxed enough even if you perform brusque movements. Always make a point out of stretching for several minutes at a time or between punching sessions. It wouldn’t be a bad idea if you used a jump rope because it can enable you to achieve both enough stretching and get warmed up.
Instead of concentrating on the speed with which you will be throwing punches and kicks, focus on your own technique. If you gradually create a skill in this sense, you’ll be able to work on your speed later on. While you’re a beginning, stick to simple moves that you can do without putting in too much effort. Whatever you do, do not try to use excessive force, partly because you’ll get tired ahead of time, and partly because you might injure yourself.
So, there you have it. If I’ve learned to use a heavy bag, you can, too!