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How to Buy the Best Everlast Heavy Punching Bag for Training
Everlast Heavy Bag
If you train in martial arts, MMA or boxing an Everlast heavy bag is a piece of key training equipment. Whether your idol is Brock Lesnar, Gina Corano, Muhammad Ali or George Forman the common thread is Everlast boxing bags. Everlast heavy bags come in many different shapes, sizes and materials for different martial arts and boxing training needs. You have the cheapest option with the $90 Vinyl Nevatear Heavy bag and the most expensive $650 Super Leather Heavy Bag. To great results from your training an Everlast heavy bag is key.
Everlast is a safe brand, check at the local boxing club or dojo for other brands. For mine I want to have my hands, knees and feet working an Everlast heavy bag. What is important when you buy an Everlast heavy bag is make the right choice. You need to choose the right material, weight and shape. Do you want a hanging bag or a bag stand? Do you want a specialty bag like the Everflex Everlast heavy bag or the Hydrostrike Heavy bag? Do you want the heavy bag for extreme fitness, stress relief, boxing, kickboxing or ground and pound on the mats?
Getting the best martial arts gloves and the right Everlast heavy bag are essential for any extreme workout or contact training. Your hands are precious and deserve the respect.
Everlast Super Heavy Training Bags
Premium Leather Heavy Bags
Choosing the best heavy bag for you depends on your size, budget and punching power. We all come in different shapes and sizes. The heavier you are and more powerful puncher than you will need a heavier bag. The aim here is to have a bag that lasts and a bag that sustains your workout. If you strike the bag and it moves around too much than it is likely too light.
Premium grade leather bags are the most expensive because of the material but they are the most durable. Super heavy bag weights are 100 lbs, 125 lbs and 150 lbs. You also do not want to go too heavy with the bag as it can put added pressure on your hands and wrists. You want a bit of give, but not too much. Try out what suits you at your local gym. Make sure you sue the correct hand wraps and gloves to prevent injury.
You do get a buffer with the dual-bag shock absorption system that comes with the Everlast super heavy bag. Working out on this bag provides for softer hands with the material used to make the bag. This premium bag has an inner bag that has a 2-inch layer of poly-foam lining. The Everlast Super heavy bags also include a heavy-duty steel chain and swivel and triple-reinforced ring tabs on the bag itself.
Everflex Free Standing Heavy Bag
The Everflex Free Standing Heavy Bag is an excellent option for the home gym. If you do not have roof for the hanger or prefer the mobility feature for an extreme workout that uses the fitness side of martial arts or boxing it is ideal. The spring action response suits this training. The freestanding aspect is very popular in offices that have stress reduction rooms or tools. Hitting a bag such as this has become very popular in high stress jobs like trading, litigation and sales. This is one product the global financial crisis may have helped.
The casing of the heavy bag is Everlast Nevatear®. The base of the Everflex Free Standing Heavy Bags is a reinforced high-density LDPE base. You can adjust the stand up aspect to your height as there are three height adjustments ranging from 52” to a full 70” tall. For maneuverability the Everflex Free Standing Heavy Bag base is filled with 24 gallons of water, which is around 200 lbs.).
Everlast Hydrostrike Heavy Bag
Everlast Hydrostrike Heavy Bag
The Everlast Hydrostrike heavy bag allows you the training benefits of a traditional heavy bag. It is very popular amongst cross trainers because of the weight adjustment possibilities to the bag through the 75-mm bladder inside the bag. The bladder holds up to 80 lbs. of water so it can be adjusted per how heavy you want the bag. If you have a situation where you travel or train on weekends at a different location the water aspect is also useful as only takes 15 minutes to set up the bag.
You have a 100 lbs bag and a 150 lbs bag. Both bags come with a heavy-duty steel chain and swivel. With the water bladder you can adjust the heavy bag to your exercises. You would want the bag to be lighter if you want to move around more to burn fat or increase your stamina. You would the bag heavier to increase your strength and power follow through. This is especially for knee and leg strikes.
Everlast Nevatear Heavy Bag
Everlast Nevatear Heavy Bag
Everlast Nevatear Heavy Bag is specifically designed for the lower price tag using vinyl materials for the bag. It is suitable for the home gym and the non-professional or fitness trainer who doesn’t require the extra durability of leather. The bag offers shock absorption for your strikes with the Everlast blended filler.
The Everlast Nevatear Heavy Bag come in four different weights; 60 lbs, 70 lbs, 80 lbs and 100 lbs. Make sure you get a weight suitable for your weight and punching power, Not too heavy too hurt your wrists and not too light to cause the bag to move around too much. The bag also comes with a heavy-duty chain and swivel to attach to a roof hanger or heavy bag stand.
C3 Foam Heavy Bag
Everlast C3 Foam Heavy Bag
The Everlast C3 Foam heavy bag is very popular with heavy hitters and fitness enthusiasts alike. Everlast uses its Contoured Closed-Cell (C3) Foam Technology The aim is to disperse the force of your strike, which does two things. Firstly it absorbs the blow and therefore the reverbing shock to you. Secondly it helps maintain bag integrity, as people tend to punch in the same place. This is similar to those mattresses that are designed to adjust after people sleep on them.
The bag is covered with a poly-canvas sleeve that is durable and Everlast Nevatear shell. This bag is a bit heavy for those too light and some women given its weight. The C3 does offer your hands a greater deal of protection but the bag isn’t going to move around like a 40-80 lbs bag. Protecting your hands is important when you are thrashing away on a heavy bag particularly when fatigue sets in, which is very important when pounding on a heavy bag constantly.
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Everlast Heavy Bag Stand
Hangers and Anchors
Everlast Heavy Bag Stand, Hanger and Anchor
Before you bought your heavy bag you had three main criteria. They are what do I want to use the Everlast bag for? How much do I want pay? Where am I going to put the Everlast heavy bag? Unless you bought the standalone Everflex Free Standing Heavy Bag you are going to need a heavy bag stand, anchor or hanger. It is important to make sure your attachment is sturdy and can take the punishment otherwise injury is a real risk.
You have the option of buying the stand off Everlast, which is made of heavy-duty powder coated steel tubing. The stands footprint is 69"L x 48.25"W and 84.13" tall per Everlast. The stand has three weight plate pegs to strengthen the stand. The Everlast heavy bag stand is also easy to assemble. Note the stand is for bags over 100 lbs you need the hangar attachments. Everlast uses heavy-duty, powder-coated steel for the hangers they sell for their bags. You have different options for your joists or straight beams. The hangers come with wood joist mounting hardware.
Depending on the weight you can increase the strength of the anchors with coach screws or other fasteners. You can also get the swivel hook which I actually use I prefer this for knee and legwork because of the range of movement. It is very easy to take down. Whether you have your home gym in the garage, back porch or a fitness room you will want to keep the space clear and free when not training.
Everlast Training Sets
Best Everlast Heavy Bag - Lets Get it On!
Everlast also makes trainings sets which are aimed at providing value and combining different disciplines. You can get pad and glove sets like the Everlast Muhammad Ali Collection Family Training Set. Other options include the speed bag and martial art sets. These are excellent adjuncts to the Everlast heavy bags. The sets are useful for getting lighter bags under 80 pounds. The 40-pound bags are suitable for more aerobic fitness. The speed bag is for coordination and forearm exercise primarily.
The Everlast heavy bag is great for your home fitness exercise routine there are many workouts you can utilize. If you are serious martial arts, MMA, kickboxing or boxing athlete then it is a must. Just always remember if you are using a heavy bag wrap your hands and wrist and use the right bag gloves. If you can afford it I recommend leather heavy bags. The leather bags are built to take a huge amount of punishment. Male sure you also flex and warm up before hand you are using shoulder, chest and arm muscles in your workout.