A speed bag is a small punching bag primarily used by boxers to improve their speed, stamina and agility.
The rapid punching done on a speed bag increases an athlete’s hand-eye coordination as they shift their weight from foot to foot. Speed bags also improve rhythm and timing for great agility training. Learning to be deft and fleet of foot has his benefits in every sport not to mention the sharpness, dexterity and stamina that is required when punching on a speed bag.
A series of quick movements involves, not only the hands and feet, but also the entire body. It is suggested that the athlete hit the speed bag in the 1-2-3 method for three minutes before picking up their pace. As they become more adept, they will be able to Increase their time and build stamina. The speed bag is a great cardiovascular workout that works an athlete’s entire body.