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A Beginner's Guide to Heavy Bag Training for MMA

Dec 31


A heavy bag is a useful tool. They come in various sizes and shapes and can be used to train for many different purposes. Most commonly, they are found bags in Denver MMA gyms are boxing heavy bags and Muay Thai banana bags that generally weigh between 70 and 200 pounds.


The lighter bags are more agile in nature and can be utilized to improve footwork, timing, and rhythm. The heavier bags are, however, can be used to build strength and the ability to sit down on your strikes. It can be intimidating when you are attempting to handle a heavy bag for the first time. Understanding where to begin can help you get started.


Today, Evolve Daily shares a beginner's guide to utilizing with the heavy bag in MMA.


1.) Jab


The jab is among the most important strikes in every combat sport. If you're a beginner, it is important to focus on improving your jab as well as making good habits. Straight punches using your lead hand and without telegraphed movement. As with all punches, make sure that you strike with your first two fingers.


2) Cross


The cross is your most powerful punch. Most often, it comes from your dominant hand it's typically set by a jab. Make sure you turn your hip and then sit before the shot, otherwise, it will be an arm shot that isn't strong enough. strength.


3) Uppercuts


Uppercuts are a challenge to throw correctly for newbies. Although they are technically straight, however, they can be thrown from sides angles. However, beginners throw them as wild arcs. WBA World Champion Drian Francisco shows five key uppercut combinations.


4) Teep/Push Kick


The teep, specifically the lead leg teep, is essentially just a foot jab. It is the longest weapon you can use and is the closest you can get to your opponent. To stay clear of counters and sweeps it may be necessary to lean a little back.



5) Roundhouse Kick


A variety of martial arts have a rich tradition of roundhouse kicks. Its Muay Thai version is the most popular for mixed martial arts.


6) Knees


In clinch it is possible to throw elbows and knees at your opponent. Watch as Muay Thailand World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao demonstrates how to throw a straight rear knee onto the bag that is heavy.


7) Elbow Strikes

The most powerful weapon in the body The elbows are among the most durable bone inside the body. The footwork is similar as the footwork you use to punch, with the exception of the rotating elbow. Relax your wrist, and then strike while keeping your elbow's tip as straight as possible. Your elbow should be facing your opposite sidearm.


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