Close your eyes and picture this for a moment, well, once after you are done reading through this of course…
The pulsing, recurrent yet musical throbbing, and periodic pounding of a speed bag amidst an otherwise silent gym occupied by a passionate boxer in the early hours of the night, would easily sound better than sweet Mozart’s music to any true passion infused player. I know it sounds a bit crazy to comprehend but rhythm and timing play a pivotal role in boxing, particularly when it comes to self-application or reading an opponent’s moves.
World renowned boxers like Sugar Ray Robinson, Tyson and Leonard are less than a hand few amongst several other famously known to have nestled mad skills with the speedball. Since its inception in 1930’s, Speed balls have dominated the boxing gear domain, and effortlessly succeeded in establishing itself a solid space in the protective gear market worldwide.
“Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that’s in rhythm or you’re in trouble.” – Sugar Ray Robinson, considered the greatest boxer of all time by many.
If you think you are sold on the idea of setting up a speed bag inside a garage, in the comfort of your home, you may want to consider exploring our range of Speedballs and bags, created with only top-of-the-line material, inclusive of:
- RDX double end ball swivel made using tough and resilient HG-Steel™
- Cowhide leather based inner lining with Tetra-padding™ PC-F™ material
- B-Balancing™ system for stability, durability and rebound accuracy
- Strong riveted attachment to ensure superior durability
- Quick rebound with lightweight built and double-lined hanging strap to discourage splits
To build an argument, however, a lot of people hold the opinion that Speed bags and Speedballs are more or less useless especially as far as improving one’s boxing ability goes. Sure they can help improve shoulder strength and help build up and shape shoulder muscles but this can be sustained through the application of a combination of weightlifting and shadow boxing, or through numerous other gym routines.
One common, most frequently raised question by avid gym goers is if the speed bag offers any benefits independent of other gym equipment. The answer my friends is yes! When placed to its proper use Speed bags do have an edge over other gym training equipment especially in the sense of helping a boxer develop his sense of timing and rhythm. By focusing on hand movement and the sounds generated from pounding the bag, developing a clever synchronization of the two – hand movement with the beats created from the pounds, can help a boxer improve his reflexes, and perfect his timing.
Pro-Tip: ‘Trap’ the bag through the application of some skillful hand-eye co-ordination.
Lastly, it’s fun. That’s right, boxing is not for the faint of heart and it certainly does not singularly rotate around developing and perfecting fighting skills, being inducted in constant rigorous training, and nailing the basics of its mechanics and technicalities. Boxing is all about developing and combining skills to apply tact and strategy.
“It’s less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment.” – Jimmy Smits