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Old 02-14-2008, 04:05 PM   #11
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

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Old 03-06-2008, 06:24 PM   #12
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

I have got a thai bag on order, i think i'm going to fill it with those redwood chips then see how the weight is.

I tend to like softer to medium bags. I do not like sand in my bags as they end up getting packed and not getting hit.
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Old 03-09-2008, 06:53 AM   #13
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

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I have got a thai bag on order, i think i'm going to fill it with those redwood chips then see how the weight is.

I tend to like softer to medium bags. I do not like sand in my bags as they end up getting packed and not getting hit.
Don't fill it with anything organic. It will rot and stink...


1. Make that trip to Goodwill or other thrift store and ask if you can purchase a large amount of their unsellable **** in the back. After you get your old rags, shirts, towels, whatevers, the fun begins.

2. You will need to sit down with a couple beers and a sharp pair of scissors for this. Cut all the material into small pieces. This is the most tedious and time consuming part of the process. Grab a training partner to help.

3. Time to fill the bag. If there is a chain hooked onto the four attachment rings at the top of the bag, remove it. Now to make the next step much easier: Starting from the top you should roll the leather down over itself, turning it inside out as you double it over. Roll it down as far as you can until the very bottom of the inside of the bag is reachable. This makes stuffing the bag easier because now you can get to the bottom with your hand, as opposed to climbing inside the bag to try to pack the stuffing down with your foot.

4. Stand the bag up and begin to stuff. As you pack the material in, you want to press it from the center, outward and force it down along the inside of the shell. Pack as dense as you can before throwing in the next pile. You will get a tight pack without the ‘stomping’ ordeal.

5. Continue this process as you unroll the downturned leather. Once you reach the top of the bag and it is standing up straight, stuff right up to the rim and close it up.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:10 PM   #14
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

Sand is the best I think. I like it harder.
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:09 PM   #15
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

cloth scraps for bags


reserve sand, gravel, and river rocks for small 10x10 bags for iron hand training.

if you don't know how to train iron hand... don't.
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:16 AM   #16
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

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Don't fill it with anything organic. It will rot and stink...


1. Make that trip to Goodwill or other thrift store and ask if you can purchase a large amount of their unsellable **** in the back. After you get your old rags, shirts, towels, whatevers, the fun begins.

2. You will need to sit down with a couple beers and a sharp pair of scissors for this. Cut all the material into small pieces. This is the most tedious and time consuming part of the process. Grab a training partner to help.

3. Time to fill the bag. If there is a chain hooked onto the four attachment rings at the top of the bag, remove it. Now to make the next step much easier: Starting from the top you should roll the leather down over itself, turning it inside out as you double it over. Roll it down as far as you can until the very bottom of the inside of the bag is reachable. This makes stuffing the bag easier because now you can get to the bottom with your hand, as opposed to climbing inside the bag to try to pack the stuffing down with your foot.

4. Stand the bag up and begin to stuff. As you pack the material in, you want to press it from the center, outward and force it down along the inside of the shell. Pack as dense as you can before throwing in the next pile. You will get a tight pack without the ‘stomping’ ordeal.

5. Continue this process as you unroll the downturned leather. Once you reach the top of the bag and it is standing up straight, stuff right up to the rim and close it up.
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:11 AM   #17
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

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cloth scraps for bags


reserve sand, gravel, and river rocks for small 10x10 bags for iron hand training.

if you don't know how to train iron hand... don't.

I completely agree with this statement. Go for a softer punching bag so you can use it for longer periods of time and not hurt yourself. If you have been trained on iron hand techniques, you probably know there are many other methods and devices you can use than heavy bags.
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:21 PM   #18
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:04 PM   #19
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Re: What to fill a heavy bag with

my step-dad, whose a kyokushin fighter, fills it with shredded t-shirts and such.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:07 PM   #20
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I completely agree with this statement. Go for a softer punching bag so you can use it for longer periods of time and not hurt yourself. If you have been trained on iron hand techniques, you probably know there are many other methods and devices you can use than heavy bags.
I've never heard of "iron hand" training. where can i find out about it? i also want to harden my shin and make it less sensitive. any techniques to do this??
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