Bag work is essential for Martial Arts training
since it helps build power and Stamina in practitioners. The good thing is you can focus on perfecting technique and focus
on building power by breaking down your technique in steps.
Stamina and endurance will be built by breaking
your work-outs into rounds and giving yourself rest time in between in order to recuperate. You will need to breakdown your
workouts depending on what area of your training or individual techniques need improvement.
If you are looking to improve speed, but not
lose speed then you will need to keep your rounds short, 1 to 2 minutes, and also your rest periods short - 30 seconds.
Focus on moving around the bag throughout
the workout to improve footwork and perform the techniques with lots of speed. Plan what techniques you will use per round,
for example you might want to only work on hand techniques for one round, then only kicks, or only Spinning kicks.
If you want to focus on power, then you will
need to keep the rounds longer - 2-3 minute rounds, and your rest period at a minute to ensure full recuperation.
Perform techniques with full power, and work
on aiming as well. Mixing up speed and power training with only power training is the ideal training schedule. Bag work is
also an essential part of sparring practice. It gives you a chance to work on combos It helps you improve footwork while delivering
your techniques to a solid Object. It gives you an opportunity to get comfortable with ducking, weaving, blocking, and hitting
without the pressure of actually getting hit. Plan to include bag work at least 3 times a week to your training as an Intermediate
and Advanced Martial Arts Student