Boxing with a Punching Bag
- Place your feet with your front foot pointing towards the punching back, your back foot running perpendicular to your front foot (forming a T shape), and a slight bent in the knees.
- Bring your hands to your face with your forward hand at jaw level, your back hand at ear level, and your elbows tucked in close to your body.
- Extend your front arm and make contact with the punching bag striking with your three knuckles that don’t include that of your index finger.
- Retract your forward hand to your guard position before striking the punching bag with your back hand and bringing it back to the guard position.
- You have just completed a jab – straight and should feel like a champion.
Do not perform if you have had recent wrist injuries.
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Boxing with a punching bag is a gym work out exercise that targets biceps and shoulders and triceps and upper back & lower traps and also involves abs and calves and quadriceps. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Lateral / side shoulder dumbbell raises / power partials, crab walks and resistance band lateral raises / side raises are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as boxing with a punching bag. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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