Best free-standing heavy punching bags - #homeworkout
Updated: Dec 19, 2020
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Today's products are our top three picks for free-standing punching bags. Stay fit anywhere with one of the top cardio workouts known to man! If you work from home or work at a desk all day, chances are that you are sitting most of the day in front of a computer and/or a phone without moving much at all. This can be very detrimental to your health! In fact, click here for a breakdown of what sitting too much can do to you long-term.
The best way to fight this is to get fit, and why not get fit through a fighting sport!
Here are the punching bags we review below, and recommend:
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You have seen the movie workouts and would love to give a punching bag workout a try, but you live in a suburban home or even a studio apartment and want to do it from home, what do you do? Well... get one of our top picks for free-standing punching bags! These heavy boxing bags do not require industrial grade hooks or drilling into walls or ceilings, they can be used right out of the box.
Our curated list below takes into account the factors below:
Build - We only recommend bags that are made of high-quality materials, that will last years of heavy use.
Base - We only look for sturdy bases that make it safe to have an intense workout without any concerns.
Customer reviews - We only consider bags with an overall rating of at least 4 out of 5, to make sure that we are not the only ones happy with the product, but so are hundreds of other customers.
Self-standing/free-standing - We only consider self-standing bags because of the ease of use, versus that of a hanging bag. We believe that in your home, you don't have a dedicated punching bag room, so we only consider free-standing heavy bags that you can move around as needed.
Failing to consider any of these can be a costly mistake! With this in mind, take a look at our top picks.
One warning, be careful to not buy a cheap bag because you may save a few dollars, but most are not good enough to provide a good workout, prevent injuries, or even last for more than a few weeks. You want to invest in a solid product.
Let's get started! The picks below are all great and are not in any particular order.
Pros: Provides some of the most realistic feel out there, with great impact absorption and great size. It is designed for small spaces and indoor use. Lastly, its height is adjustable from 54" to 65" and has a high-density base with weight ranging from 250 lbs. to 370 lbs. depending on whether you fill it with water or sand.
Cons: It does not do well outside, which can limit the use of some customers. Outside of this, some users have complained of difficulty assembling the bag after receiving it.
Pros: Great solid construction, with a base that can weigh up to 270 lbs. if filled with sand. It is easy to move and store, and adjustable from 52" to 69". This range makes it a great pick for kids as well as adults, and for workouts of any type and difficulty level.
Cons: The weight of the base does not go as high as that of some other bags, and the diameter of the bag may be a little small for some. We recommend this bag for small spaces, such as studio apartments.
Pros: This is truly one of the begs free-standing bags you will find. Here you will find a design that is different from that of the previous two bags, it moves when hit but will not fall over. This base design provides a much more intense experience and may be preferred in some workouts where you want more movement.
Cons: The bag may be short for some, topping at 56". In addition, if you don't want the bag to have some movement and some swing, this is not the bag for you.
Can sitting be bad for you? These are the dangers of sitting all-day
The Mayo Clinic recently wrote in an article that research linked sitting for extended periods of time with a growing list of health concerns. So many of us, almost 70% of those who work at a desk all day, sit for the majority of our workday! If you are part of that 70%, you need to pay attention. Sitting extensively has been linked to the following health concerns:
If you have a family history of any of the health issues in the list above, you need to make sure to avoid sitting all day! Well, what can be done about it? Mainly... stay active daily after work.
But what if you have to be at a desk all day while working? Here are a few tips that can help while you work:
Take regular breaks
Every 20 to 30 minutes, take a break, stand, and stretch. Doing this allows your blood to freely flow to your extremities and allows your eyes to relax. Remember to not look at your phone during these breaks! Relax your mind as often as you can. This is a great time to use the restroom, get water, get social interaction, and rest your eyes.
One of the easiest ways to avoid the dangers of sitting too much is to stand up while you work! There are options everywhere now to make this happen, from stand up desks to electric adjustable desks. If you can, get a stand-up desk to freely stand and sit, all while working at your desk. For tips, take a look at our top standing desk picks in 2021. A standing desk is an investment worth making! Keep in mind that you will also need an office chair designed for a standing desk. Again, our personal top picks are found here.
One of the best ways to not only increase blood flow, but also to improve your mood, which inevitably leads to better performance at work, is to walk! Whether you simply walk to your car and back, to the bathroom that's a little further away, or to the vending machine for a healthy snack, walking is a great way to fight the effects of sitting.
Watch your posture
Make sure, above everything, that your desk and chair are set up at the right height to encourage good posture, which will relieve back and neck pain. So many of us think we are comfortable, but our desks and chairs are set up in a way that encourages bad posture, leading to neck and back strains, as well as carpal tunnel syndrome. For a great video by WSJ on how to set up your work-station for great posture, I encourage you to watch this video.
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