|"I take Fitness boxing
classes twice a week at my local gym, and I also have a heavy bag at
home. Although I love the classes and enjoy hitting the heavy bag at
home, my hands are sore for days after my workouts. Am I doing
There are a number of factors that need to be
Are you wrapping your hands properly? Ensure that
you are wrapping your hands each and every time you work out on the
heavy bag. If you are a really heavy hitter, ensure that the knuckle
area has extra coverage.
Do you have a good set of punching bag gloves?
Take a look at your punching bag gloves and ensure that they are
still providing sufficient protection and padding for your hands.
Determine if the gloves are perhaps too small and fitting too tight,
preventing blood flow or are they too large, not providing
sufficient support, allowing your hands to move around.
Are you hitting the bag everyday? Make sure you
are taking at least a day off from hitting the bag, so the muscles
can repair and recover.
Are you clenching your fists inside of the gloves?
The hands should be in a semi-tense fist inside of the gloves, but
not held in a tight fist. The hand muscles will fatigue and lactic
acid will build up in the muscles, causing soreness for a couple of
days. - Andy Dumas
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