The Speed Bag


Jun 7, 2012
Here is a good video where B-Hop talks about the speed bag..

To me, the Speed Bag is great for training punching technique, I love to throw the left hook at it and work on the technique there....

What are the benefits you think the Speed Bag has ??
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Professional amateur
Dec 12, 2015
I actually prefer the exercise Loma does with the tennis ball attached to a string attached to his head because the ball is always bouncing in a different direction opposed to a speedbag which always lands at the same place, making it (too) cyclic.


Ufologist Extraordinaire
Jun 4, 2013
Hawaii, USA
Yup. Can be trained in many ways and speed bags aren't all that necessary. Ask the Cubans.
I knew a trainer who hated the noise speed bags made so he'd forbid anyone in the gym from using them. It irritated me as it was my favorite and I was fast as hell and liked to show off.

As luck would have it, Tommy Hearns decided to train at our gym for his bout against Virgil Hill and Tommy liked using a speed bag.

Absolutely no one was going to tell The Hitman what he couldn't do and it paved the way for the rest of us to disregard the rule.
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