Boxers form special bonds with their heavy bags.
It's a love-hate relationship. You show up each day to try and kill it and it just hangs there taunting you - winning every single fight you have with it. But you love it still the same.
I was perfectly happy with my 100lb heavy bag and then Eddie Rivera, inventor of the Aqua Punching Bag sent me one of their water filled bags to try out.
For the last week and a bit I've been cheating on my heavy bag with this unique teardrop bag from Gloversville, New York, USA. I love my old heavy bag so I'm almost ashamed to admit it - but I'm certain that my week-long affair with the Aqua Punching Bag will turn into something more serious.
Yes, we really did have that good of a time...but let me start at the beginning...
This is a super detailed review of the Gymboss Interval Timer and Stopwatch. It's a great little gadget and I'm guessing most of you have some idea of what it does or you wouldn't be here. However, for those that don't, let's start with what it's really good for.
Boxing workouts are basically forms of interval training. You reap all of the benefits of that type of training which includes more calorie burn during and after training, muscle gain, ability to do more work, increased power, and so on.
Any type of interval training requires you to work hard for a specific length of time, followed by a rest period of a specific length of time. It is a mistake to try and do this without some type of timer to keep you on track. If you don't, you'll find your periods of hard work getting shorter while your rest periods get longer - resulting in a less effective workout. If you're going to workout, you might as well get the most out of your time.