Punching bags are a great way to help train your body while developing coordination, endurance and flexibility. Practicing your punches and kicks on a regular basis will also help improve your reflexes and muscle tone and can even help relieve some stress as well.
Below we have sourced some of the best punching bags that are either freestanding or come with all the tools needed to hang properly from your ceiling. These water-resistant bags are built to take the most extreme beatings and can be used for high-impact combat training or for a great cardio workout.
These bags are also great for any size practitioner as they have adjustable height customizations that work for high, low and mid-level kicking. And two of our options even come with accessories such as heavy bag gloves and wraps to help set up your training and bag properly.
1. Century Original Wavemaster Punching Bag
The Century Original Wavemaster Punching Bag is freestanding and built to help train your body while developing coordination, endurance and flexibility. Weighing in at 270 pounds when filled, this punching bag is made of vinyl and plastic and is great for any size practitioner as it can be adjusted to several different heights for high, low and mid-level kicking. This bag can take the abuse and handle round kicks, front kicks and sidekicks.
Pros: As this is a freestanding bag it does not require a place for hanging.
Cons: It is recommended to fill with sand rather than water for a more secure stance.
2. Everlast Traditional Heavy Bag kit
The Heavy Bag Kit by Everlast contains a 70-pound bag, heavy bag gloves and 108-inch hand wraps. The bag is stuffed with a custom filling of natural and synthetic fibers blended with sifted sand and has an adjustable height customization chain. The gloves and wraps work to protect your hands against the abrasion of the bag and a bungee cord is also included for adding greater resistance to the bag.
Pros: This is a great starter set for aspiring boxers and cardio workouts.
Cons: The gloves are a one size fits all and might be hard to fit smaller hands.
3. Century BOB XL with Base Unit
This guy just can’t catch a break — he’s been punched, kicked and generally roughed up for decades. But he’s never broken his stern expression, and that’s why we love him. The Century Bob is an iconic piece of martial arts equipment, and it’s a great way to practice your punches and kicks. It’s made from a firm material, helping to build toughness in the hands and feet as you punch and kick it.
Pros: Realistic opponent for practice. Sturdy base. Height adjustable. Rollable base to more easily move it.
Cons: Some may prefer a more economical option.