Looking to improve your fitness, build strength and get a killer workout? A freestanding punching bag is what you need and some of these tips will help you understand their uses and choose one that is best for you.
The reason to choose free standing punching bags (which is also called ‘ sacs de frappe ’ in French) is that they require no installation, unlike hanging bags that often have to be suspended from a ceiling joist. But here are other factors you should consider.
First, you must decide exactly what purpose you want to achieve with working with a punching bag. The free-standing pedestal or bags are perfect for the development of the strike force in your punches, but also allows you to use kicks.
Many martial arts use Exempt bags for this purpose. The only problem I found with the freestanding punching bag is that it is difficult to approach the punching bag during practice in the fight for example.
But if we consider that the bag you should buy the biggest question is on materials to choose from. The shells of punching bags are made from 3 different materials, leather, synthetic leather and canvas.
Leather is the traditional material used and it is soft and durable. However, it is the most expensive option and requires careful maintenance and care of the leather. synthetic leather continues to improve and is now an excellent alternative to real leather.
It is also easy to maintain. The third and cheapest option is the canvas that is durable and weather resistant. The canvas is a rough surface but if gloves should be worn whenever you use a canvas bag.