There are two types of heavy bags typically used for all type of martial art. There are huge significance, in order to enhance kick as well as punch. Heavy bags are better equipment to be used by a martial art player alone. Apart from this if someone practice well on heavy punching bag to burn their fat then a 155 pound person can burn up to 422 calories every hour. Now, people would think which is better, if they think of to buy a heavy punching bag. Since every coin has two faces like that every punching bag has its own advantage and disadvantage.

Let’s discuss about both type of punching bag used by martial art lover or in general.

1) Hanging heavy bags

Hanging heavy bagsIn terms to increase stamina as well as punching power, there is no comparison of heavy bags. It is great tool to develop defense technique and it also each you to show your aggression. Here, we are going to discuss pros along with cons of hanging heavy bags.


It swinging characteristics gives an idea to fight in an arena because; during fight the opponent is never going to be still. Hence, it is going to give a live offensive experience during training. When it will come forward, you will have to adjust your body in order to defense as well as block. Most importantly, if there is no one to practice with you it could your great friend while training. Today most of the martial arts player believes in improving punch by heavy punching bag.


These kind of heavy bags need more space; this is the first disadvantage to this kind of bag. Secondly if you are going to install it somewhere you need to have a massive up support, where it will hang. So these are some basic problem with hanging heavy bags.

Bottom line: The swing in hanging bags gives a live offensive and defensive experience but it require a great support to install.

2) Free standing heavy bags

standing heavy bagsIt is the favorite of the people who practice at home because it is static. And its manufacturing idea makes it fascinating. However it is damn cool and adventures, hence it’s worth need money. Apart for money comparison this is the favorite of all. Let’s check out the pros and cons of this type of punching bags.


As we know there is no installation require because you can place it anywhere. Unlike to hanging punching bag as it is filled by sand, rags, grains etc, mostly free standing punching bags are filled with foam having high density. Due to this its surface is so firm that anyone can comfortably use their knuckles or leg, basically if someone is practicing kickboxing. It is so portable that after practice you can put it in a corner of your room.


Most of the bag of this kind is light; hence it is not that much effective in developing power through punch practice. After excessive uses it might damage, more often it is seen in the model types of free standing heavy bags. Most importantly if someone desires to have a great practice of defensive as well as offensive tricks over the punching bag, this can disappoint you. Lastly, lighter object can fall down when it kicked or punched with a high intensity.

Bottom line: It is good for knuckle and knee practice, as it is generally filled with dense foam material and it is portable too.


Now everything is crystal clear, if you have small space around there is nothing useful than free standing punching bags. However it would cost you some more. Apart from this if someone is thinking just for light training or cardio training, this is good enough to go and you can perform your knuckles as well as leg kick without hesitation since it will not break your body parts.

Well, if you have space and a better hanging module out there, you can surely go for hanging punching bag. Since it is economical too, it comes in everyone’s budget. On the other hand it is generally heavy and its swing can teach better to a tyro martial artist. Perhaps, it is very effective, if one have no partner because its heavy swing replicates the real competition of fighting arena.