The floor-to-ceiling ball or double-end bag is one of the most important pieces of equipment in the boxing studio. It does not only help improve hand speed but also hand-eye coordination, most especially reaction time. It is characterized by a round leather inflatable punch ball that is suspended between the floor and the ceiling by elastic cords. Other benefits of training with a floor-to-ceiling ball are muscle toning, improved punching speed, defensive reflexes, and footwork.
Once you’ve installed the double-end bags in your gym, it’s time to put your member’s punching skills to the test.
For beginners, start with having them stand in front of the ball and practice throwing a punch one after another using a jab-cross combo. This will help build an easy rhythm as the cord elasticity keep the bag rebounding back and forth for each punch. Make sure to keep an eye on your boxers’ stance and guard with their hands up and withdrawing ready to cover the chin after throwing a punch.
Once they get the rhythm in using this boxing equipment, they can start throwing a hook or uppercut, and as expected the floor-to-ceiling ball will begin to move in different directions depending on the punches. As boxers get the hang of the rhythm and are able to keep a good stance, they can start picking up the speed and power of their punches.