Mayweather Boxing + Fitness
April 15, 2019
There are four different types of boxing bags in the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness studio. Each one offers a fun and unique challenge and effectively targets a different skillset. Spending one round on each of the bags allows our members to work on all the different fundamental punches and experience a full-body burn like none other.
When boxing on the Heavy Bag, you should be as close as you can possibly be to the bag. On the Heavy Bag, your forehead, shoulder or elbow can be used to press against and gain control of the bag. The Heavy Bag is beneficial in working your punches in close proximity to the bag, with combinations to both the head and body. Boxers can utilize leverage on the Heavy Bag by driving power from their calves up into the glutes, hip, waist and torso. It is an efficient tool to understanding how to create leverage and power in every punch in a boxer’s repertoire. On the Heavy Bag, boxers should be punching with their hips and waist, driving and transitioning their weight from one side of the body to the other. The Heavy Bag teaches you how to generate punching power without wasting extra energy, which is pivotal for a boxer’s success. Being able to pivot, step around the bag and slip and slide in close distances to your opponent are skills worked on the Heavy Bag. It is important to keep your hands up by your cheeks in order to stay close to your opponent – or the bag – yet remain evasive at the same time.
The Wrecking Ball can be used to exercise and develop your jab, as well as hooks and uppercuts. This is one of the most effective bags in learning how to throw hooks, uppercuts and jabs in extended combinations. The natural rotation of the Wrecking Ball allows boxers to stay light on their feet and practice constantly moving around and staying light on their feet.
The Long Bag is often used by boxers to expand the diversity of their bag work. Beginning by working from further outside with the jab, boxers then can come inside to hit the body and work back out to the outside. Changing your distance in this manner helps you become accustomed to not standing directly in front of the bag the entire round. The Long Bag is an effective bag to reinforce always changing the distance between you and your opponent.
The Tear Drop bag can be one of the best boxing bags for boxers to work on their defense, as they can slip, slide and duck under the bag. Boxers can practice their jabs, uppercuts, chopping right hands and crossing shots on the Tear Drop bag. The Tear Drop bag is one of the best ways for boxers to develop their different punching angles, rather than getting accustomed to hitting the bag solely from straight on. Since the bag is shaped like a tear drop, there is no bad angle to hit the bag, which avoids displacing the energy from the punch to the wrist or elbow, preventing common boxing injuries.