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Old 01-15-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
Jason Lopez-Ota
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What to fill a heavy bag with

What can you fill an empty heavy bag with? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:01 PM   #2
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

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and sand.
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:33 PM   #3
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

Take a couple 3 mil garbage bags to a lumberyard and ask for sawdust. Get a bunch extra and top it off when it settles. Sand is very hard on your hands.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:14 AM   #4
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

Depends on the size of the bag. I filled my 125lb bag with old clothes. Sand would have made it much too heavy.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:54 AM   #5
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

The Kyokushin Dojo I trained with in Japan used to fill their sandbags at the local beach (Katsurahama)... with small stones. The bigger the stones, the more calcification you get in the hands. Better to start with a mix of sand and very small stone and work your way up.

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Old 01-16-2008, 11:17 PM   #6
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

I'm wondering for punching, kicking, elbows, and knees. Just out of curiosity. Mine is filled with denim stuff. I know sand can be like concrete.
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:23 AM   #7
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

Shredded up material, old clothes etc. You could get cheap offcuts from a fabric shop. You can make it as hard and heavy as you want that way depending on how densely you pack it. I have only ever use a sand filled bag for shin kicks.
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:23 AM   #8
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

I purchased a big green army duffel bad from the surplus shop in town. Stuffed with old clothes. Works great, but every couple of months I have to add some extra clothes to it. (they settle)
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:17 PM   #9
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

you guys are nuts!
sand ok for kicking, can you say broken hand!
I can't see hitting that bag with any kind of real force with punches ouch!!
fill it with cloth and put a weight plate on top over night to condense repeat until desired effect is reached
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:32 PM   #10
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

The sand is a myth. I asked the trainers at Kaewsamrit gym what they filled their bags with. They said leather scraps, old rags, and cut up carpet.
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