Speed bags are a great way to work out and build muscle. They are a fantastic all-over workout tool for your entire body. Speed bag workouts offer a slew of advantages, including increased hand-eye coordination, cardiovascular fitness, enhanced strength, improved stamina, and more. And if you can't get down to the gym, speed bag platforms let you bring the gym right home to you. There is a wide range of styles of speed bags and platforms from which to choose and there are many affordable options that will fit in with any budget.
One of the advantages of speed bag platforms is their portability. Many of them fold up and can be taken in your car or put into your locker at work. This makes them ideal for people who don't have a whole room to set up a home gym. For others, the simplicity of a fixed platform means that they can take it anywhere. You can bring it with you on a trip, to the beach, the mountains, wherever you can set up a table.
Another benefit of speed bags and platforms is their ease of installation. Most are very straightforward to install. Just like with most home exercise equipment, you'll need a screwdriver, brackets, and some hardware to mount. Some models of heavier-duty bags have a longer, slimmer armrest to raise the bag vertically. But with the wide variety of sizes and shapes, you can mount almost any size and shape of the speed bag platform. The arms are designed so that you can adjust them to any angle you want for maximum exercising comfort and convenience.
Of course, just like any other product, there are pros and cons to speed bag platforms. And one of the pros is that these devices are made of durable materials that will withstand abuse over time. Some models come with extra straps and feet for a more stable installation and some even include a padded handle for better stability. You won't have any worries about the unit collapsing under your weight as it is typically only a few pounds.
Perhaps the biggest pro of these speed bag platforms is that they are extremely easy to use. They are user-friendly because the design of the device is very simple. It is easy to adjust the handle, armrests, and base of the unit making it very user-friendly. The design also lasts long, meaning you won't have to buy a new platform every year or two as most of them last long and can easily handle abuse.
Another pro of these speed bag platforms is that they offer a smooth glide. They won't move around while exercising which will save you time. This makes working out more enjoyable and less of a hassle. There are models that offer three different speeds, a reverse swivel, and a forward swivel. A smooth glide allows you to get a better workout because you won't have the sudden jolting movements that you might experience with one of the other two speeds.
One con of these speed bag platforms is that they can be bulky. Most are roughly an inch thick which can make them difficult to carry if you don't already have a lot of space. If you plan on using them in an outdoor gym then this might not be a problem but if you are looking for something you can toss in your gym bag during the summer then you might want to look into other options. One other thing to note is that these are designed with a wooden base and that you need a thick strong base to keep the device on the ground. If the base is too heavy then you might have trouble lifting it and using it.
The size of the platform also has some Pros and Cons to consider. On one hand, the larger the diameter of the platform, the more weight it will hold. The biggest pro is obviously the amount of weight it can support while not in use. The second biggest pro is the size of the platform itself. If you are limited by the width of a doorway or by the size of an exercise room then this is definitely a positive feature. If your home does not have space for a large platform then you could consider a portable version that will only set you back a few dollars.