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    I've been wanting to get back into working out more, and back into martial arts in particular. I picked up a pair of eskrima and a pair of practice and a pair of real nunchucks and a practice sword and knife and some pads over the weekend.

    The last night I was in Academy and decided to pick up a BOB (Body Opponent Bag), it's basically a free-standing kicking and punching bag except that it's a man, from the torso up with all the normal human features so that you can practive different strikes and stuff. You put water or sand in the base to keep him in one place whilst you beat on him...

    I gave it a good workout last night and discovered that I have absolutely no upper body strength. My lower body is still fine, but the upper body strength is gone, so I'll need to figure out a way to fix that.

    Anyone else own one of these or somthing like it? Have any tips or good workout recommendations? I'm wondering how durable it is, if I can use the sticks and stuff on 'him'.
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    Oh My, so many places to go with this thread.....:p
    Huh? Wot?? Dig it :tongue:

    Where can I get me some??

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    Dammit, why wasn't I informed?!!
    If you will it, dude, it is no dream.

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    That's pretty awesome. I remember we had "BOBs" when I did martial arts forever ago. Where I'm going to the gym now has a punching bag, and I really like hitting that up some, but I need my wrists to get stronger before I can really wail on it too much.

    No idea on BOB's 'resiliency'.

    How about curls, tricep extensions, pushups, etc for that upper body?

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    I've seen little kids knock them over with a round house, filled with sand and all.

    You would be much better off with something like this, but with a heavier bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsSiMiLaTeD View Post
    I've been wanting to get back into working out more, and back into martial arts in particular. I picked up a pair of eskrima and a pair of practice and a pair of real nunchucks and a practice sword and knife and some pads over the weekend.

    The last night I was in Academy and decided to pick up a BOB (Body Opponent Bag), it's basically a free-standing kicking and punching bag except that it's a man, from the torso up with all the normal human features so that you can practive different strikes and stuff. You put water or sand in the base to keep him in one place whilst you beat on him...

    I gave it a good workout last night and discovered that I have absolutely no upper body strength. My lower body is still fine, but the upper body strength is gone, so I'll need to figure out a way to fix that.

    Anyone else own one of these or somthing like it? Have any tips or good workout recommendations? I'm wondering how durable it is, if I can use the sticks and stuff on 'him'.
    Not sure how long it would work for my martial art - iaijutsu uses a sword!:D

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    BOB's are great for applying striking technique to a human form type of attack. I've beaten the bejesus out of mine so it's resilient.

    while it's great for training, you still need heavy bag work to build the punching power....that includes wrist strentgh (something often overlooked)

    ever notice that when boxers get into street fights they break there wrist (Tyson V Mitch green anyone?) Boxers wrists are wrapped up supertight, so while they punch like freight trains, there wrists are not used to that power without a solid wrap.

    Boxing training is great for developing striking ability, but dont always train with full wraps if your thinking of any applicability to the street in case god forbid you need it.

    Long story short, BOB = awesome. do some heavy bag too. get some bag gloves or mma gloves and use them to hit. I usually hit my own bob bare fist but use a bag glove for the heavy bag at the gym.
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    Problem with something like that is the room it takes up. I have very little real estate available. The BOB is something I can keep in the corner and just drag out when I need it.

    It holds 250 pounds of sand, I don't know what they feed the kids in your part of the world, but I ain't knocking this thing over any time soon. If I give it a good roundhouse it'll obviously rock back a bit, but it's not falling over one me, maybe I'm just a big wuss, either way I'm good for now.

    Besides, for me this is less about full on power thrust and more about practicing different strikes and such, although as i saw last night it also makes for a great workout. If I want to just start kicking as hard as I can I've got a friend who can hold the body sheild.
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    Always suspected bobman was a bit of a whore, but wasn't aware he was into getting it rough........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Tracy View Post
    Not sure how long it would work for my martial art - iaijutsu uses a sword!:D
    That's the one from Japan right? I would think the BOB would still be good for practicing, obviously with a practice sword :D
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    you can take a wood or polycarbonate bokken and beat the sh*t out of BOB. I've used escrima sticks on him, all good.

    AsSim, no heavy bag=no big deal if you could only have one, you go with the bob. notice though when you punch the head it is very malleable (simulating a strike to a rreal head to a degree) great for target training/simulation but seems to not give the resistance for increasing punching power, for that, you can take the Bob and jack the height up and punch the chest (but at your head height). I've done that in a pinch
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    Quote Originally Posted by brettw22 View Post
    Always suspected bobman was a bit of a whore, but wasn't aware he was into getting it rough........
    I wouldn't say I'm INTO it, but if they're willing to pay....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman1235 View Post
    I wouldn't say I'm INTO it, but if they're willing to pay....
    :D Where do I apply for this job :D
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    That dood looks mean...


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    Quote Originally Posted by zingo View Post
    That dood looks mean...

    Where do the batteries go??

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    Cool, thanks for the tip ohskigod. I'm relatively short at 5"9 so I can do that and BOB still has a fairly low center of gravity so it works well for me.
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    i thought a Bob was Battery Operated Boyfriend.:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuwee View Post
    :D Where do I apply for this job :D
    Are you sure you're following the train of thought on this one with your comment? If you are, then you're volunteering to be agressively.....um....used?.........which I could probably help you with, but I thought I'd let you clarify first....... :P

    and no......not serious.......
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    After a more extended workout tonight, I've discovered a secondary benefit as well, it's also a decent cardio workout.
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    Pfft, I bought a DOB from Doro for $699.



    After an extended workout I'm still turned on.

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    I love it!

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    If you wanna build upper body strength to strike you should work your triceps and shoulders. also do some back work.
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    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    Demi, patent that RIGHT now, going to be a hot seller for SURE. Add a nutsac first, that's the first thing I want to strike when I think of Mark.
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    Did you dress it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    I love it!



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    Quote Originally Posted by BaggedLancer View Post
    Did you dress it?
    I'm actually probably gonna thrw a gi and one of my old belts on it, should help protect the surface a bit and keep it somewhat clean.
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    OMG I love you Demi!

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    Notice the tell tale Jim Beam induced, un-natural redness of the facia.
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    Well, according to NJPolker that's normal even tho' we don't even know one another and I've never had my head attached to a mocha tinted body before.
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