If you haven’t met BOB yet, today you will. This Training Bag is a lifelike mannequin bag that can take powerful blows. The Body Opponent Bag offers realistic training, many possibilities for all types of training such as MMA, boxing, or fitness, and even adjusts to multiple heights. The Century BOB Body Opponent Training Bag can be filled up to 270 pounds – plenty of weight to withstand even the heaviest hitters’ blows.
As I just mentioned, you can adjust the height from anywhere between 60 and 78 inches tall with 7 different settings for different heights. The base can be filled with sand or water, some have even mentioned filling with things like pebbles even though that is not manufacturer recommended.
One great thing about the Century BOB Bag once you have it filled is that it’s going to be very stable. You move it by rotating it around the base so even after most attacks, the bag is going to stay stationary. The surface of the bag is made with high-strength plastisol and it’s stuffed with high-density urethane foam. A great feature about the Century BOB Bag is the fact that you’re getting such an accurate representation of your target. Everything is right there in front of you – the face, the structure of a human body is there, so any specific targeting you need to do will happen quite easily.
The one thing about the BOB Bag that many will comment on is that it is a big rough and tough when you’re striking it. Some sort of combat gloves may be necessary to use this bag effectively. The fact that this is a realistic target is the biggest upside when it comes to this Century Bag. Other models may be easier to use, better to strike, and on and on – but none can offer that feeling of the hyper-realism of BOB. Strikes to the head, neck, ribs, and abdomen are all easily practiced.
It also adds a bit of fun to a workout if you’re getting such a realistic target to practice on. Savvy users will come up with creative and unique uses to keep workouts fresh. There are some reports that the base can be hard to deal with at times. Screws can loosen at times and the base may be hard to fill for some buyers. Durability can also be an issue depending on how hard a striker is hitting the BOB bag, but for most users it shouldn’t be a major concern. I really enjoyed getting the BOB in and being able to work on some combinations while seeing what I was striking as far as target areas go.
The one thing I didn’t like was having to wear gloves to workout, I wasn’t super comfortable striking without them. I think the novelty of BOB could wear off a bit over time; however, I have enjoyed using this bag and I think it’s made me more effective with my strikes.
- Use BOB to work on targeted strikes that have a realistic feel to them
- Easy to adjust the height between 7 different settings
- Adds an element of fun to your workouts
- Works to relieve stress
- Has a very stable base and won’t move too much when you’re striking
- Easy to move and put away when not needed
- Can be hard to fill base
- Durability could be a concern at times for heavy hitters or bags that get used a lot
- Have to watch the base if you’re performing low strikes
The Century BOB Bag is almost “famous” at this point and there’s a reason Century is so well-trusted with their workout gear. People love having fun with their BOB Bag – with pictures online of people putting clothes, hats, sunglasses – it’s a fun item to own. It’s not all fun and games though, if you buy a Century BOB bag you want to know you’re getting something that will work for you. Some good options are available, but with a stable base, a durable bag for striking, and the simple joy of hitting something that is human-based, I would recommend the Century BOB bag. The positives definitely outweigh the negatives here and I was happy with its use.