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Old 12-01-2010, 10:25 PM
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A Fix for Rock-Hard Heavy Bags

Like many of you, I'm sure, I love to work out on a heavy bag as well as the speed bag. I recently got a great deal on an Everlast black leather 100 lb. heavy bag from Sports Authority. It was marked down, and then marked down some more for clearance, and I ended up getting it for less than $70! The only problem was that once I set it up and started hitting it, I felt like I was hitting a brick with every other punch.

I bought a heavy bag gel wrap from Title, which is a nice thick gel mat that wraps around and velcro's over the hitting area, but it still did little to dampen the bricks. So I did the unthinkable: I just unzipped the top and started emptying out the stuffing (lots and lots and lots of stuffing). Turns out that a bunch of the sandbags had settled right into the hitting zone and near the outside of the bag. (very poor construction, Everlast).

I completely emptied the bag, then I took a bunch of the sandbags, and placed them in the very bottom of the bag (since I don't punch down there) and then I took the gel wrap from Title and placed it inside the bag and started replacing the stuffing inside the gel wrap. I stuffed it full, then placed just a few sandbags on top to even out the weight distribution a little, and zipped it back up. Voila. The bag hits great now!

So for less than $100 and a little of my own labor, I got a 100 lb. heavy bag with a gel liner and soft-fill that hits like a champ! I am loving this bag now. Thought I would share my story in case anyone else gets stuck with a heavy bag that has sandbags in the hitting zone and doesn't know what to do about it. Hitting bricks is no fun.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:59 PM
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good job and you got a great deal enjoy it
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:10 PM
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I had the same problem with my heavy bag!! i emptied it out and got a length of 1 inch foam/sponge and made a tube slipped it into the bag and refilled, it is still solid but there is a slight cushion now......saves the wrists!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ni_w-KJxe8
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:24 PM
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Those heavy bags are HARD on the wrist. I havent hit one in a while though.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:16 PM
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I had the same problem with my heavy bag!! i emptied it out and got a length of 1 inch foam/sponge and made a tube slipped it into the bag and refilled, it is still solid but there is a slight cushion now......saves the wrists!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ni_w-KJxe8
Nice Try, Fingers.

You didn't do any of that, you just beat the crap out of it. I'm remembering Rocky Punching Sides of Beef. Check it out,2:09sec.



Still one of the Best Movies EVER made.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:50 AM
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Still one of the Best Movies EVER made.
Totally agree.
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Is that a 100lbs. bag? You were giving it the business.

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I had the same problem with my heavy bag!! i emptied it out and got a length of 1 inch foam/sponge and made a tube slipped it into the bag and refilled, it is still solid but there is a slight cushion now......saves the wrists!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ni_w-KJxe8
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:28 PM
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Nice Try, Fingers.

You didn't do any of that, you just beat the crap out of it. I'm remembering Rocky Punching Sides of Beef. Check it out,2:09sec.



Still one of the Best Movies EVER made.
A great film AK!!....but me i am just brute force and ignorance!!

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Is that a 100lbs. bag? You were giving it the business.
Yes SK 100lbs filled with compacted paper chips like solid wood when it settles maybe i should opt for something softer as old age creeps up!!

Jumpcannon! i have hurt my wrists on occasion!! mostly practicing a left hook! but it really is a punch that comes from nowhere

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....but me i am just brute force and ignorance!!
Love the Rory Gallagher reference. One of my favorite songs by him.

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Yes SK 100lbs filled with compacted paper chips like solid wood when it settles maybe i should opt for something softer as old age creeps up!!
OUCH!

Careful there, or you will be known as Broken Fingers.
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Love the Rory Gallagher reference. One of my favorite songs by him.



OUCH!

Careful there, or you will be known as Broken Fingers.
LOL!! aint that the truth!!
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