So you're looking for a new heavy bag. Either because you want to take your training home and get some extra hours or you're looking for a new way to blow off some steam. Maybe you just think it's cool to own one. Anyway, getting a heavy bag for private use might get a little messy, you'll probably find out you need to get some extra gear like chains, screws or some kind of hanger.
Then you'll have to find the perfect spot for it in the house and wherever you put it, it's permanent. In the garage, it might take a lot of space and you'll need to drill some holes in the ceiling/wall for it or get a beam hanger. Outside, you'll probably hang it on a tree or a similar object, and let the rain, the sun, and the neighborhood animals slowly tear it apart. Fun stuff.
Luckily for you, there is a magic solution to this problem, The magnificent Free Standing Heavy Bag!
You don't have to be an expert to assemble it, you can move it around, you don't have to make any serious changes around the house, and usually you can empty it out and store it for future use.
Now, let's talk about the few types of free standing heavy bags, this way you can figure out which one is the best for you.
1. Classic Free Standing heavy bag - The Classic Base + punching bag. Probably what you imagine when you thinking about one.
Example - Century Original Wavemaster.
Classic free standing heavy bag, constructed of high-density foam with 8 height adjustments (from 47" to 68"). The base might be filled up to 270 lbs.
Great punching bag for all kinds of martial arts training including boxing, kickboxing, MMA etc.
The bag is very easy to relocate or disassemble.
Available in Black, Blue or Red.
2. Free Standing Dummy - These dummies are great to practice your striking to specific body parts and improve your accuracy.
Example - Century BOB.
Like the Wavemaster, BOB can be filled with water or sand and weighs up to 270 lbs. It has 7 height adjustments (from 60” to 78").
This dummy's purpose is to mimic a training partner without the worries of hurting anyone.
constructed of high-strength plastisol. The inner cavity is filled with high-density urethane foam. Arrives in a skin like color and available in L, XL and kids version.
3. Bounce Back Heavy Bags - Bounce back bags just like their name, always Bounce back, even if you knock it down to the ground. those bags are perfect for boxing, MMA training, and ground & pound work.
Example - Rival Bounce Back Heavy Bag.
This one of a kind bag doesn't require any assembling, and eliminate the need for bag stand. His designed to get back at you even if you knock it down completely.
The striking surface is made of durable T.A.R.P. material over high-density foam.
The bag stands at 72" tall and weighs 125 lbs.
So, now that you understand the difference between the bags out there, how should you choose your free standing heavy bag? Check out this awesome infographic we made especially for you with the 4 key matrixes you should always keep in mind before pulling the trigger.
Want to find out more? Visit our Free Standing Heavy Bag Collection to discover more bags.