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  1. #1
    taelengirl is offline Registered User
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    May 2007

    Punching Bag Weight? Gloves?

    My husband wants a punching bag for his birthday. I've searched the internet for suggestions as far as the weight I should get, but can't find anything really helpful. He's 6'2", 215 lbs and athletic, but would be a beginner. Any suggestions?

    Also, can he use regular boxing gloves, or should I get him bag gloves? Are hand wraps also necessary?

    Thanks in advance!

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    jenny2699 is offline Registered User
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    Apr 2007
    We bought ours - a 100 lb bag for use at our fire department, which covers all levels from beginner up - Took 3 people to hang it but it was worth it - As for the gloves I think it is personal preference. We have a variety and some people prefer different ones. As for hand wraps - protect your wrists - use them. I find them helpful - I hope this helps -

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    midlifecrisis is offline First Set
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    Apr 2004

    They have a nice heavy bag with gloves, wraps, etc.
    Last edited by midlifecrisis; May. 01/07 at 01:17 PM.

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    urmaniac13 is offline Registered User
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    Apr 2007
    Roma, Italy
    With his size and condition, the bag should be at least 40kg (90lbs). We use 35kg(77lb) bag at home, it is pretty much okay with me (165cm/5'6", 55kg/125lb) but when my partner (182cm /6'1", 85kg/187lbs) uses it, especially with kicks it swings about a bit too much than we would have liked.
    Another option is to get a standing one like this

    and fill the bottom with sand or water to the point it is stable enough.

    Get a good, well padded gloves AND wraps, you will be surprised how much beating your knuckles and wrist will take with this activity, and always a good idea to protect them well.

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