Boxing training and heavy bag training are essentially synonymous. If you are training to become a boxer, it is safe to assume that you will spend a considerable amount of time punching a bag. And if you do not hit a heavy bag, it is rarely by choice. Perhaps you do not have access to a bag. Fortunately, if that is the case, you can make a homemade punching bag without breaking the bank.
Homemade Punching Bag
Homemade punching bags are quite common in the sport of boxing. Many gyms lack funding so it is essential to devise inexpensive workarounds. The tire punching bag serves as a perfect example. Used tires can often be acquired for free. Once they are bolted together, the tires can be hung almost anywhere. Below you can see an example of a young amateur fighter striking a tire bag in Colombia. As you will see, the bag is fully functional and works well outdoors.
Tires can also be sawed and bolted together in unique ways to create a homemade uppercut bag. You can see two examples in the video below. The first can be seen at the beginning of the clip, with a second variation visible at the 2:00 mark. The first works particularly well for uppercuts, while the latter is ideal for practicing hooks.
As for bolting the tires together, it is actually quite simple. Take a look at the video tutorial below to see an example.
In summary, you can make a quality homemade punching bag for the price of a few bolts and attachments. The bag will be waterproof and virtually indestructible. You will also be doing the environment a favor by using some otherwise worthless tires. If you are looking for an inexpensive bag, you really can’t go wrong with tires.