The Benefits of Heavy Bag Training

Heavy Bag Training turns weaklings into warriors and everyday citizens into superheroes. It instills a sense of confidence and renews an individual’s mental and physical strength. Join our Krav Maga class in West LA, and experience the life-changing power of heavy bag training.


The heavy bag is a trusted piece of equipment that provides astonishing results in professionals, law enforcement, military officials, and the average American. In addition, the heavy bag demands the type of workout that leaves your muscles screaming and your skin sweating, but users walk away looking and feeling stronger than ever before.

As the fitness industry continues to grow, individuals look for more efficient ways to get the desired results fast. At Krav Maga Worldwide we highly recommend the use of the heavy bag. Heavy bags are a staple of training for martial artists at any leve. Heavy bags are usually made of leather or vinyl, and stuffed with tightly packed fabric (sometimes sand or water) that provides resistance when the user strikes the bag. Regardless of your size, or current level of fitness, Krav Maga Worldwide’s KM Bag classes can help you get in shape while learning, and using, Krav Maga self-defense-based striking techniques on the heavy bag. Whether its a punch, kick, knee or elbow, striking the heavy bag requires a lot of physical force, so taking a Krav Maga Worldwide KM Bag class is a great way to build strength as well as cardiovascular endurance.

Interested in trying the heavy bag out for yourself? Check out these amazing benefits, and then head to our Krav Maga West LA location for the workout of a lifetime.

Reasons to Use the Heavy Bag: A Plethora of Benefits

Strengthened aerobic fitness

The heavy bag makes for an amazing cardio workout.  Due to the demanding physical nature of the exercise, users will find an improvement in their respiratory system and increased endurance. Most bag sessions last for a minimum of two minutes, though professionals tend to go upwards of four or five. Maintaining a level of strength and stamina for this amount of time greatly improves the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Improved coordination

The offensive and defensive nature of Krav Maga helps users develop superb hand-eye coordination . By using the heavy bag, fighters will find that the multiple combinations of punches greatly increase this level of coordination. The footwork that comes along with a heavy bag workout also instills better balance and increased stability. Krav Maga users with experience in heavy bag often have better coordination and footwork.

Increase of overall strength and energy

Endurance is one of the most important skills to maintain for success in Krav Maga. Without a superb level of energy, you leave yourself vulnerable to the attacks of the opponent. By using the heavy bag, fighters increase their ability to sustain large amounts of energy over a long period of time. In addition, the boxing nature of the heavy bag improves overall physical strength. Your muscles will be crying, but so will your victims.

Increased awareness

Krav Maga is all about instinct.   By using the heavy bag, individuals increase their range of defensive movements. The heavy bag workout encourages a multitude of attacks, and therefore prepares an individual for the various scenarios regarding real-world danger.

Interested in giving the heavy bag a shot? Check out our Krav Maga West LA and Sherman Oaks locations today.


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