Everlast Heavy Bag Review
Everyone has a different style of training when it comes to their cardio. Boxing is a great form of training, because it’s explosive, high intensity, and fun! Everyone is looking for a fun way to train cardio right? That is why I recommend boxing. It is a great way for athletes to stay in shape, while staying explosive. Below is the Everlast heavy bag review.
Place to Buy: Amazon.com
Accessories: Gloves and Wraps, Everlast Wood Beam Hanger
Why Should You Box?
A question you are probably asking yourself is why would I need a heavy bag or why should I box? You should box because it is a great way to incorporate cardio into your workout. Have you ever seen a boxer that was out of shape? I know I haven’t.
If you read my last post on high intensity interval training (H.I.I.T), then you’ll come to realize that boxing is a Hiit workout.
Level of Fitness
The level of fitness you need to box is actually very low! We all having a starting point that we can build on. When I first started using boxing as cardio I could barely go 3 rounds of 30 seconds on the heavy bag. Anyone can box for cardio!
Obviously, you will need the heavy bag if you are wanting to hit something. I recommend a heavier bag, because it won’t move as much. Especially, if you have a strong punch!
Also, usually gloves and hand wraps will come along with it. Those two are important though. You want to stay free of injuries!
The last thing that I recommend with the heavy bag is the wooden beam hanger, instead of a stationary stand. They tend to wobble and fall over.
My Personal Experience with Boxing
I started doing boxing workouts around the age of 19. I lost a lot of weight and made a huge transformation within 2 months of training. Check out my story here.
The training guide I used was a very basic guide that almost anyone can follow.
- Foam roll/Dynamic warm up
- Shoulder activation drills (Bands)
- HEAVY BAG
- Left Jab/Right Jab: 3 rounds at 30 seconds each (30 second rest)
- Left Hook/Right Hook: 3 rounds at 30 seconds each (30 second rest)
- Freestyle round (Hit the bag anyway you want) 3 rounds of 1 minute 30 second (30 sec. rest)
- Jump Rope
- Standard Jump Rope 3 sets of 1 minute (30 second rest)
- Boxer shuffle 5 sets of 30 seconds (10 second rest)
- Freestyle 3 rounds of 40 seconds (20 second rest)
- Ab Routine
- Static Stretching Cool down
If you are interested in more details about the sample boxing routine. Comment below if you’d like a separate post on that!
This Everlast Heavy Bag Review should have left you with the motivation of getting up and exercising in a fun way. I recommend the Heavy Bag to any and all athletes! It improves strength, stamina, agility/footwork, and explosiveness. All athletes will benefit from this training style! If you don’t already own a heavy bag, I’ll drop a link below where you can get one today!!!