They may all look the same to you, but there are some big differences, the biggest being the material (fabric, synthetic, leather) and size. Find out how to choose the right punch bag for you below.
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DECATHLON's combat sports brand offers useful suggestions for your sporting practice

You should choose a punch bag based on the kind of boxing you do and how often you train. There are two criteria to consider: size and material.

1. Size
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The type of boxing you do will determine the size of your punch bag (from 80cm to 120cm).

● For punching only, choose a punch bag measuring 80 to 110cm.

● For punching and kicking, choose a bag that is longer than 120cm.

2. Fabric
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If you are a novice boxer and train only occasionally, choose a fabric bag that will be supple when struck.

If you are an advanced boxer and train more regularly (think twice weekly), opt for a bag with a synthetic outer, such as polyurethane because it’s stiff and very durable.

If you are an expert boxer or compete and train intensively (we’re talking three or more times weekly), choose a sturdy bag in genuine leather that will withstand abrasion and punching.

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Never punch your bag with bare hands as you may injure yourself. Always wear gloves during training sessions.