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Heavyweight

Heavyweight

The maximum weight for this division is unlimited (200+ lbs, 90.9+ kg, 14 stone 4 lbs+),one of the traditional eight divisions.

The Heavyweight division has its roots back as far as the 1720s with James Figg, but it was only with Jem Mace that the term "Heavy weight" became rampant. By the 1870s it almost certainly covered all weights above 160/166 pounds.


Punching bag

Punching bag

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A punching bag is a sturdy bag designed to be repetitively punched, for use in physical exercise or stress relief in order to improve one of three areas: physical strength, aerobic fitness, or punching technique.Punching bag have been used in martial arts and swordplay for as long as there has been a written history of military training. Similar apparatus in Asian martial arts include the kinawan makiwara and the Chinese mook jong, which may have padded striking surfaces attached to them.

In martial arts and combat sports such as Karate, Taekwondo, and Muay Thai, Heavy bag, standing bags, and similar apparatuses have been adapted for practicing kicking and other striking maneuvers in addition to developing punching technique.


Speed bags

Speed bags

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Speed bags are small, air-filled bags anchored at the top to bounce back platform parallel to the ground. It helps a fighter can learn to keep his hands up, recover hand-eye coordination and learn to shift weight between feet when punching.


Reflex bag

Reflex bag

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It is used to boxers to speed up reflexes and to expand short, accurate punches. It also helps a boxer learn defense.


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