Muay Thai: Standing Bag Or Heavy Bag?

By Sean Fagan

One of the most popular exercises for Muay Thai is to practice on punching bags. But, one debate has been a constant mainstay in the Muay Thai community - what type of bag is better for Muay Thai, standing or heavy?

Both standing and heavy bags come with their own set of pros and cons that need to be weighed against each other. Let’s take a closer look at the differences.

Standing Bags

Standing bags are freestanding bags that do not require any support or installation. They are often used by beginners or those who enjoy cardio-based workouts. They can be adjusted for height by telescoping the pole. They offer a stationary target that can be hit and kicked from any angle.


  • Standing bags are adjustable and can be used by people of any height.
  • They offer a stable and predictable target for those practicing on them.
  • They have a broad surface area, allowing people to practice various techniques.
  • They can be moved easily and can be stored away when not...
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How to Make Your Own Muay Thai Heavy Bag at Home


By Randy Pilares

Every Muay Thai enthusiast has thought, even for a second or two, about rigging up their own Muay Thai heavy bag at home. It's cheaper than buying one and will fill the user with a sense of pride and confidence.

And to be clear, we're not talking about buying a pre-made bag from a reliable heavy bag manufacturer or anything like that. No, no, no. We will be making a heavy bag ourselves - from scratch.

Whether you make a standing heavy bag or a more common hanging one, the key is that you will make it on your own.

Yes, make your own Muay Thai heavy bag and train to your heart’s content!

Making Your Own Muay Thai Heavy Bag At Home

To start the process of making your own Muay Thai heavy bag at home, you will need to prepare the right materials:

  • Duffel Bag
  • Pillows
  • Duct Tape
  • Hanging Hook
  • Ropes
  • Sand or Sawdust (optional)

After you have gathered all of the necessary materials, you can start making your own Muay Thai heavy...

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