Many people, males, females, children, and adults, around the world, are becoming interested in training for Martial Arts like Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and the likes. That is because they will not just stay fit and healthy, they will also learn how to defend themselves in case of emergencies. However, training requires them to hit the gym and train with a coach and they should also continue training while they are at home.
With that in regard, they should have their own punching bags to keep their energy levels high and continuously train even if they cannot hit the gym. A company under the name Century Fitness understood such need. Hence, they have developed a punching dummy called Bob Opponent Bag. It is not a typical punching bag since it is shaped like a human. Meaning it has a throat, jaw, ribs, and solar plexus. The advantage of which is that users will be able to practice their moves efficiently since the product is human-like. However, hitting the Bob punching hard requires certain techniques. Hence, below are some tips for people who will be using the product for their training.
According to the manufacturer, it will be best if users fill the product’s base or stimulator with sand instead of water. Through such, Bob dummy will have a heavier weight and will be more stable than usual. Thus, the product will not be moving around when the users punch it. Another suggestion is that prior to putting the sand, it is better if dried, fine sands be used. The good thing about the product is that it is very easy to fill with sand with the help of a thick-paper funnel or small shovel.
In order to increase the stability of the product while being used, it is advisable that users place the product on top of a rubber mat, small and rough carpet, or a pad with a thick layer of foam. Place a thick dense foam pad under the punching dummy. Apart from making it more stable, the sound produced when the product rebounds are also lessened or removed. On another note, when moving the product around the house, apartment, or anywhere, people are advised to roll it around instead of carrying it. That is due to the fact that it weighs about 270 pounds.
The great thing about Century Fitness’ Bob Opponent Bag is that it is not just intended for boxing or kicking. It can also be used for training with wooden swords or nunchucks, with less force of course. Another is that the product has a size that is very optimal and the height can be adjusted to meet the needs of the user. However, since the product is standing and quite firm, there will be less resistance as compared to using punching bags that will move once hit.
Nevertheless, it will be a good choice since users can practice their boxing, karate, Muay Thai, MMA, and any other striking martial arts that they are mastering. Also, this product can be used in both residential and commercial properties.