I want to punch a bag in the face
May 22, 2014 8:16 PM Subscribe
I want to buy a punching bag. I think this is a good idea, for reasons, but I have an exercise bike covered in drying sweaters that tells me otherwise.
posted by Ruki to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I need to exercise more. I have a gym membership, but lack the time to use it (the mister travels a LOT for business and we have a child.) I bought a mini-trampoline, but I'm a busty lady, so not even the best sports bra could make that work. I bought a stationary bike, but two months later, I ended up on crutches for five weeks due to unrelated IBTS. I have loose joints, and my physical therapist told me I couldn't do more than walking and swimming. I don't know how to swim and my neighborhood is not conducive to walking. I was thinking about buying a treadmill, but I'm thinking a punching bag might be exactly what I need. It will be easy on my knees and it will help me build upper body strength, of which I have none. Also, stress relief! Is there a downside to this that I'm missing? Can I just buy a bag, stand, wraps and gloves and start punching? I have a medical condition that makes weight loss difficult, so the physical activity is the important thing.