The heavy bag is the most common and useful pieces of equipment you can find, yet it is one of the most misunderstood.
If you’re new to the sport of Muay Thai and to striking sports in general, you will probably not understand the true potential of the heavy bag. Most of us see someone working the heavy bag and think you’re just supposed to hit it and no more. It’s just something to take our days frustrations out on. That is not the case.
Sure, boards don’t hit back, bags don’t hit back, and the list goes on. But we’re going to pretend like it does. That is what the heavy bag is: it’s the opponent.
If you watch professional boxers work the heavy bag, they don’t just stand in one position and start slinging hooks. They work combos, they move in and out, they move side to side, they pivot. They treat the bag as if it were an opponent. If you...