September 08, 2014

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Welcome to Jim Bradley Speedball

For the last 30 years we have been widely recognised by fitness enthusiasts both in Australia and overseas as an Australian manufacturer of the highest quality boxing circuit fitness equipment.

Our expertise extends to the design manufacture and installation of a variety of multi station boxing circuits and boxing rings.

We custom make 90% of our equipment and whilst we aim to ship all of our orders as quickly as possible, we appreciate your understanding that the Shipment Time Guides are there to ensure we deliver the best quality product.

 

We supply boxing gloves to speedballs and punching bags through to boxing rings.

If your a gym we can brand products with your logo.

If your a PT you can join our national program.

If your a boxing and fitness enthusiast, welcome to the top end of the market at low cost and great value. 


    Learn How to Hit a Speedball.

     

    1. OPEN YOUR HANDS
    While learning it is important not to make a fist or hit the speedball with your knuckles. Beginners who hit with their knuckles will quickly lose control and end up hitting the bag too hard or too fast. Hitting with the fingers will help you slow down the pace and get use to the rhythm. This is probably the best discovery for helping others learn how to hit the speedball.

     

    2. HOLD BOTH HANDS CLOSE TO THE BALL
    Keeping your hands close will allow you to hit the ball without having to race your hands to it. If you let your hands get too far from the ball you’ll end up hitting it too hard and fast. So, try to remember that when one hand is hitting,  the other hand should be waiting right under the ball.

     

    3. HIT IN SMALL CIRCLES
    Your hand should travel in make small circles in the air when you hit the speedball. You’re not swinging your fists back and forth, you are making small circles in the air. You can even practice making small circles in the air to get use to the motion before trying it on the speed bag.

     

    4. GET INTO A RIGHT - RIGHT - LEFT - LEFT RHYTHM
    The best rhythm for beginners is to go right-right-left-left. This means hitting twice with your right hand, then twice with your left hand, and repeat. On the first hit, you use the front of your fist. On the second hit, you use the bottom of your fist. It should feel like a natural setup for when you switch to the other hand.

    Some trainers will recommend going 3 times for each hand. It’s up to you.

     

    5. STAND SQUARE
    You should not be in a boxing stance. Instead you should be standing square in front of the ball with both feet at equal distance from the speedball. Stand a little closer than arm’s length from the ball and move closer or further until it feels comfortable. Your eyes should also be level with the bottom of the speedball, but a little lower or higher is also okay.

     

    Want to give it a go? See our range of speedballs here.

    Still want more speedball advice? Watch our video on 'How to Speedball'.