Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts in Singapore make regular use of a speed bag to improve their boxing speed and overall fitness. There are even those who have a speed bag installed in their home so that they could use it at any time they want. If you happen to be among them, then you should know how to properly maintain your speed bag so you can continue to use it for the long term. Otherwise, you might end up needing to purchase a new bag every few months.
The following are some tips to properly maintaining your speed bag:
Always Wipe Your Speed Bag After You Use It
Like heavy bags, a speed bag tends to get dirty after each workout. Thus, make sure to always wipe it once you are done using it. Otherwise, the grime it accumulates might harden over time which will only make it more difficult to remove.
To properly clean the speed bag you have installed, you might want to use a mild soap or cleaner while removing the grime that has accumulated once in a while. Afterward, use a soft cloth or fabric to wipe off any remaining moisture. Once you are done cleaning your speed bag, allow it to dry in a well-ventilated area away from the sun. Leaving your speed bag in direct sunlight can strip off certain oils that are essential to the speed bag.
Clean Your Speed Bag Thoroughly Once A Week
Even when it is not in use, it is best that you clean your speed bag thoroughly once a week to prevent dirt from building up on its surface. You can try using a disinfectant or anti-bacterial spray for this purpose. But if your punching bag is made of leather, then it might be better to use a leather cleaner instead. Make sure to apply the cleaning solution to the entire surface of the bag then leave it untouched for a few moments. Afterward, use a damp cloth to wipe the solution such that all forms of dirt and moisture are removed.
Once you are done cleaning your speed bag, allow it to dry properly. For leather bags, it is best to let them dry indoors to prevent them from being damaged by the sun. If you wish, you can apply leather conditioner as well.
Deflate The Bag If It Is Not In Use
To reap the benefits of your speed bag, always ensure that it is not over-pressurised. Otherwise, the oils in the bag’s leather could end up evaporating. You can do this by deflating your bag whenever it is not in use so that the leather remains in good condition. By doing so, you will be able to increase your bag’s lifespan for much longer.
Inspect Your Speed Bag Regularly
Be sure to inspect your speed bag regularly to ensure that it is not damaged. Remember that any punching bag you buy can develop small tears when used frequently. In other cases, the stitches of the bag can unfasten. The fasteners may become loose as well if the bag is often used for strong punches.
If you notice small tears on your speed bag, you can use a leather conditioner to fill them. Otherwise, try covering them with tape. As for open stitches on your bag, it might be best to have them fixed by bringing your bag to a professional repair shop. Loose fasteners, on the other hand, simply need to be retightened so that the bag can be used safely.
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