Fitness | Technique | Jan 07 2019

Top 10 ways to hit the speed bag

Tony Jeffries on the top 10 ways to hit the speed bag
Vasyl Lomachenko speed bag
Mikey Williams/Top Rank

THE speed bag/speedball has been around since my granddad was a little boy. Visually the most impressive piece of equipment in a boxing gym, we’ve seen fighters over the years blasting the ball doing tricks, going really fast, even looking away from the ball while they’re hitting it.

For me, some of the best are Floyd Mayweather and Vasyl Lomachenko, you will see videos of them hit the bag and they’re very impressive.

The main benefits of hitting this thing are hand and eye coordination, which overall helps your reactions and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know the importance of reactions in boxing. It’s also great for shoulder endurance as you have to keep your hands up high for the full round.

 

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