Review of: Everlast CardioBlast Heavy Bag
Category: Hanging Bag
Value for money
Considering the price and its features, it is worth to buy.
Quality of built
Suitable for women for cardio and conditioning workouts or anyone who uses it for light punches and kicks.
Compared to traditional heavy punching bags it is softer, so it does not hurt the knuckles.
Size & Weight
40 inches bag length and 40 pounds in weight. Hence, it is suitable for both kicking and punches.
What I like
What we don't like
To sum up, Everlast CardioBlast bag is a starter heavy bag that provides a good user experience. Perfect for cardio workouts. But, because of it is lightweight, it is mainly suitable for women.
This Everlast 40 lb punching bag is mainly made for women to have boxing or kickboxing workouts at home to burn fat and boost their condition. Hence, compared to traditional heavy bags it is lighter, and the surface of is softer. Also, it is a hot pink punching bag to make it more friendly for ladies.
Who is it for?
In case you want to burn calories to lose weight by doing cardio and conditional workouts at home, it is a good choice for you. These are full body workouts that help you to burn fat in less time and not as dull as other cardio activities such as running.
Also, if you are a beginner in any martial art such as boxing or Muay Thai, it is suitable equipment to practice the punches, knees, and kicks to get better.
On the other hand, because it is just 40 pounds in weight, it is not suitable for placing massive kicks and punches since it will swing too much and the shell may not stand such huge impacts. So, if you are at an advanced level, CardioBlast is not for you.
What is included?
The product comes with a filled bag and straps to hang it. However, other accessories are not included so you will have to buy a heavy bag hanger, although that is a cheap investment. Also, if you do not have yet, you will have to buy a pair of hand wraps and boxing gloves.
Keep in mind that no tools are added to hang the bag to the ceiling.
Features Of Everlast CardioBlast Heavy Bag
Lightweight technical outer shell
The shell is made from synthetic leather with reinforced webbing which is a durable material. So, you do not have to afraid of tears.
Impact Dispersing Stuffing
Girls usually do not like hitting the heavy bag because they are too hard even if they protect their hands. Cardioblast has a softer feel, and it absorbs the hits. So, you will not feel the pain in your knuckles or shins while training.
Because it is only a 40 lb punching bag, it is perfect for cardio training. If you hit or kick it, it swings away and comes back fast forcing you to move away or beat the bag more quickly. This way, you are in a continuous motion that leads to better calorie burning and conditional training.
Also, because of its quick-swinging, it is hard to punch or kick it, and you have to protect yourself. Therefore, you can develop your offense and defense skills, speed and focus.
But because it is light, you cannot use it for developing the power of your kicks and punches because it flies away.
Everlast CardioBlast heavy bag is about 40 inches (100 cm) with 11,5 inches in diameter. This length makes it suitable not just for throwing punches on it but high kicks and knees as well. However, it is not ideal for low kicks if you do Muay Thai.
It has a hole at the top with a zipper so you can add extra filling such as clothes if you want. But do not over-stuff it since it may damage the outer shell and the straps may break.
How to get the most of it
(If you are not a beginner, skip this part.)
Heavy bag workouts are proven to be the most beneficial type of fitness training to develop endurance and to burn fat. However, you need to learn the necessary punches and kicks first to perform the hits correctly. You can learn the essential punches here.
Also, make your training continuous. I mean it is good for nothing if you hit the bag like a mad for the first 20 seconds then you huff and puff and do nothing.
Make 4-5 one or two minutes rounds with one or two-minute rest between. And as you get better, increase the number of sets and length of the rounds.
How to install it?
Well, you will need a hanger and place that is enough. Keep in mind that is a heavy hanging bag so you will need extra space to move it around. You can check out the hanging tutorial here.
If you have no space to use this bag comfortably, to store it or to hang it, a better option is maybe a standing punching bag. Those bags do not require installation and can be moved around quickly. You can check out the reviews of the best freestanding heavy bags here.
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