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A Beginner's Guide to Heavy Bag Training for MMA

Dec 31


A large bag is an essential tool. They can be used for a variety of purposes, and they are available in a variety of sizes. The most common type of bag found at Denver MMA gyms is the heavy bags for boxing as well as the Muay Thai banana bags, which typically weigh between 70 and 200 pounds.


The lighter bags are able to swing more naturally and help to develop timing, rhythm and footwork. However, the heavier bags can be utilized to increase your power and ability to stay on your hits. It's not easy to take on a large bag for the first time. Knowing where to start will make it much easier.


Evolve Daily has a beginner's guide on how to use the heavy bag in MMA.


1.) Jab


The jab is among the most important strikes in any combat sport. For those who are just beginning it is crucial to concentrate on improving your jab and developing the right habits. It is a straight strike that you can execute with your lead hand. There isn't any motion that is telegraphed. As with all punches, make sure that you hit with the initial two fingers.


2.) Cross


The cross is the primary punch. It's usually made with your dominant hand, and is often is paired with a jab. It is recommended to turn your hip towards the shot and then sit down. If you don't, you'll receive an armed strike with very little force.


3) Uppercuts


Uppercuts can be difficult to throw for novices. While they're technically straight punches, however, they can be delivered from sides angles. But, novices throw them in wild arches. WBA World Champion Drian Francisco shows five key uppercut combinations.


4.) Teep/Push Kick


The teep is particularly, the lead leg teep. It's basically an attack with a foot. It is the longest weapon you can use and is the closest you can get to the opponent. To stay clear of counters and sweeps it is possible to lean back a bit.



5.) Roundhouse Kick


A variety of disciplines have a long tradition of roundhouse kicks. Mixed martial arts employ the Muay Thai version most often.


6) Knees


It is possible to throw elbows and knees at your opponent from the clinch area. It is possible to watch Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, Muay Thai World Champion show how to throw an upper back straight leg onto the back of a bag.


7.) Elbow Strikes

The most potent weapon of the body The elbows are the most durable bone inside the body. Your footwork is similar to the punching footwork, with the exception of the rotating elbow. Relax your wrist and strike, making sure your elbow is as straight as you can. Your elbow should face your opposite sidearm.


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