Thinking about using a speed bag is deceptively simple. But once you try to hit in real life you’re like How to hit a speed bag??…!!
So, I’ve narrowed everything down to 7 tips to make you a pro at hitting a speed bag all the way from being a beginner.
How to Hit a Speed Bag
You’ll have to get into the rhythm of speed bag when you start to use or hit a speed bag. First and the foremost thing to do that is knowing how it bounces.
The speed bag bounces 3 times for every hit. Wait, what am I saying? It’s common sense that it’ll bounce only once. But that ain’t the case for speed bags. Once you hit it, it’ll hit the platform then come back and hit the platform on the opposite side and again go back and hit the platform for the last. After all of these three bounces, you’ll get your chance of hitting it.
So, to get the perfect rhythm of hitting a speed bag is hit once wait till the three bounces are done, repeat.
It’ll come naturally to you that you’ll be hitting the speed bag with firm closed fists. But that you ’ll be hitting the bag too fast and things will instantaneously get out of control. So, don’t be using your fists or knuckles for the same reason.
It’s ideal to hit the speed bag with your middle finger and using that portion of it which is pretty close to your knuckles.
So, what you’re supposed to do is keep your hands open and hit the speed bag with your fingers with a medium speed, if you’re a beginner. But then again if you’re a pro you’ll know how much speed you can handle and hit it likewise.
Speed bags and heavy bags are two very different bags. When you’re hitting a speed bag your arms will be going back and forth while you’re doing so. It’ll be a mess if you attempt that here.
So, while hitting the speed bag with your hands it’s conventional and ow every pro does is by making small circles. They keep on making the circle larger as they become faster and faster.
Get in Speed Bag Stance
You’re not boxing while you’re using speed bag. You don’t have to or rather shouldn’t be keeping one leg in front of the other and facing your shoulder.
Standard speed bag stance means your head to toe should be facing the speed badly. And you’ll be standing at a shoulders distance from the speed bag. Make sure that you won’t have to move your hands more than a few inches while you’re hitting the speed bag.
Both Hands Close to Bag
It’s conventional to keep both hands while you’re hitting the speed bag. While one hand is hitting the speed bag the other should be right under the speed bag.
Here’s why it became a convention.
You’ll have to keep changing hands all the time while you’re hitting the speed bag. So, if the hands are too far away you’ll be moving it too fast. And that’ll cause two scenarios, one you might miss the hit and second, you’ll end up hitting it too fast and make a mess.
Speed Bag at Chin Level
Set the speed bag to beat around chin level. That’s the ideal spot. Why? It’s because another fundamental purpose of taring with a speed bag is being able to keep your hands up for a long time.
Having the speed bag at around at around chin level forces you into keeping your hands high up in the air all the time you’re training with a speed bag.
Larger Speed Bag for Beginners
The speed of speed bags increases as its size keeps on getting smaller. So, the smaller they are the faster they are. That brings the conclusion the faster the better.
But that’s not the case if you’re not a pro at it. You won’t be able to handle the speed of those minute speed bags if you’re a beginner. So, you’ll have to buy larger speed bags get a proper training.
How to hit a speed bag? The answer’s really simple in your head but once you try to do it in real life you get stuck and keep on missing every time.
So, I’ve brought out these tips and tricks for you to be hitting a speed bag like a pro.