FINALLY, Napalm, has started to hit the speed bag AGAIN! (Read as if the Rock were cutting a promo)
Very sorry for my lack of posting.
I must say that over the last two weeks, I have grown to respect single parents even more than ever.
I have been a single dad throughout much of the last two weeks because Mommy has been traveling for work. That makes me the guy who not only drops the little lady off at the baby-sitter, but also the one who picks her up at night.
As always, every day is a blessing with my daughter, but running both ways does cut out of my time for productivity and sharing training insight with all off you.
I want to break the silence by showing you something I am extremely excited about. It is not something I write about that much, but there is a reason for that. The subject – Speed Bag Training.
You have not seen many articles or videos from me on this because for the last several years I have not had one installed in my home or gym, and I have spent almost NO TIME whatsoever in commercial gyms that have them.
I talk about this a bit in the video below:
Look at that awesome platform, eh? Doesn’t shake or vibrate at all, which is so important for working the speed bag’s many advanced techniques.
In the video, I talk about the hidden value of speed bag training: lower arm health, especially for the high forearm/elbow area. The normal techniques work the forearm on the outside, where Tennis Elbow sets in. When you hit from the back side of the bag, it works the high forearm where the brachioradialis crosses the elbow. I have had terrible pain in both these spots many times over the years, so I am extremely happy to have this set-up so that I can add yet another prong of attach for preventing elbow pain from setting back in.
I was so excited to be able to hit on the bag again, that I decided to pull out some advanced techniques that I have never seen anyone else do before. Check these variations out.
Hitting the Speed Bag with a Mallet and Hammer
Hitting the Speed Bag While Holding Heavy Shots
I have plenty more coming your way, so stay tuned.
If you are interested in more tips on Speed Bag Training, be sure to sign up for this special email list I just set up:
In the meantime, I want to give a shout-out to two guys who were instrumental in my ability to learn to hit the speed bag as well as I have: Alan Kahn and Zach Ruffo.
Shout Out: Speed Bag Kink and Speed Bag Skunk
All the best in your training.
P.S. Did you see the brand new program I released this week with Rick Kaselj, called Fix My Wrist Pain?
If you have wrist pain, make sure to check this out today. If you don’t have wrist pain, keep it away with some of the techniques found here:
I have received questions about Speed Bag Hitting lately.
I have a handful of videos up on YouTube that can help with this.
Basic Speedbag Hitting Techniques
Working into Some Advanced Techniques
Really Advanced Stuff: Quadruple Elbow Strikes
Some Really Crazy Stuff: Covering Eyes While Hitting
But It All Started With This, Diesels
Everybody’s gotta start somewhere. When I first started, I couldn’t do any of the advanced stuff. I couldn’t even do the basic stuff!
The video directly above is me after just a couple of months of having my own platform. It was lame cheap-o model that shook and vibrated, and I needed the big bag in order to maintain control on the bag.
Hitting the speedbag is a great type of training to add to your routine. While challenging, it can also be very relaxing as well as useful for warm-up for the shoulders and elbows, something very important for those of you who train your grip hard and are susceptible to things like tennis elbow and other elbow pain.
In fact, I made speed bag hitting part of my warm-up for about a year straight because it helped me get blood into my upper forearm and elbow area, and kept things like forearm and elbow pain away.
I am planning on putting up a new platform for hitting the speedbag. I used to do it just about every day, but I had to take my old platform down when I added a bathroom downstairs, and have begun to really miss it.
Hopefully, I can get something installed soon, and you can look forward to more speed bag videos.
All the best in your training.
Hey everybody, it’s Jedd. I hope you had a pleasant Holiday weekend, and that you have a peaceful Memorial Day.
I also hope your training is going well. I had an awesome time training Saturday. Some buddies, Mike Rinderle and Frank Snyder came over and we had an excellent workout. I’ve got some video clips that I will post up later in the week.
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I wrote a guest post for a great blog out there called “The Art of Manliness” a while back on how to hit the speed bag. Here’s the video clip I did to wrap it all up.
Hopefully this quick clip can help you out.
All the best in your speed bag training,
Here is a guest blog post from Elliot Hulse. He’s a strength coach down in Florida right off the Diesel block. Elliot loves strongman and integrates it into his program for his athletes. Elliot also just earned his pro card.
Elliot’s athletes kill it in this new video and for something really cool, Elliot shows you how to quickly disassemble and keg and fill it up for some fun!
Awesome job Elliot – thanks for the great video!
“Elliott Hulse http://www.hulsestrength.com is a Professional Strongman and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also the owner of Strength Camp, a sports performance gym in St. Petersburg Florida. He trains athletes to get stronger and faster in his “warehouse gym” with about $1000 worth of equipment. Learn more about Elliott and his no BS attitude towards Strength and Conditioning here ==>http://www.StrongmanTrainingCourse.com ”
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I don’t even remember how many years I have been hitting the speed bag anymore. The first time I saw one was in a small gym that used to be about 20 minutes from my house. I had no idea how to hit it back then, but I asked one of the guys at the gym to show me how and he showed me the front fist roll. It sounded like a machine gun going through the gym when he hit it, it was so freakin’ fast. I tried it out a couple times and could barely keep it going, but the interest was there and I soon bought my own set-up and installed it downstairs at my house.
Flash forward like 5 years and I have another homemade set-up that is awesome – nice and solid, giving clean, crisp rebounds, with no shaking or quivering. I have a handful of different bags – all different sizes and difficulty levels.
To help others learn how to hit the speed bag, a few months back I started a blog related to Speed Bag training, called Speed Bag Resources. I’ve been meaning to shoot some videos to help some of you to refine your speed bag hitting skills. I shot my first instructional video clip this week and just posted it up!
Check it out on Speed Bag Resources
All the best in your training,
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