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Punching Bags For Kids

Your child most likely has access to a swing set, monkey bars and other types of play equipment that also boasts fitness, but have you considered punching bags as a part of this play/fitness equipment? If you decide to branch out and add a bag, there are some important things to consider. Soft bags are much better for the younger child. Their little bones are growing and maturing so they will need a surface that is softer than the adult bags as their striking surface is much more solid and does not give when hit. When you find the best kid friendly bag, create a good workout routine for it. This will build strength rather than causing injury.

Most important is the need for safety. If you decide to look at punching bags that hang from the ceiling, then find a bag with chains coated in plastisol. This coating allows your heavy duty chains to enjoy a long life as it handles the weight of the bag. This also protects your child if the bag should decide to fly off of its support for some reason. It is important to choose a bag that is weight and height appropriate for your child, especially when choosing a bag weighted by water or sand.

The next important thing you need to do for your child when introducing the bag is to give easy and accurate instructions on how to use it as well as provide adequate supervision to your child. These punching bags are meant to be fun, but if they are not used the right way, they can cause injuries not only to your child, but to anyone standing nearby. So be sure that you are there when these are being used.

Children’s bags range from different types to different weights. A popular one is the balloon top bag which is tied to a spring pole. This allows for a boxing method. These punches and kicks will be perfectly safe on the weighted bags as well as the hanging ones. Prices range from mid $50’s – $160’s.

About Author
Dave Toub is a strong believer in Everlast punching bags and would never train with anything else. Please check out one of my favorite Everlast punching bags and see the Punching Bags Pro Homepage if you are interested in other gear as well.

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