We all have our own ways of working out our aggressions. Some of use choose to give up our humanity and take it out on other human beings. I like to think of myself as a civilized gentleman and a law abiding citizen.
One way I like to blow off steam is to do some target practice with my pistol and rifles. It's fun, and it's a skill I appreciate developing. But paper and plastic targets are just not real enough sometimes. And guns are a little hands off...
So a long time ago I bought a punching bag. I just recently rigged up a way to hang it. Then when I went into a sporting goods store to buy some hand wraps I found a mounting bracket. And no, I hadn't ever seen one before. So I bought it, as it allows me to hang my bag a lot better. And it's safer.
I also bought hand wraps, and a pair of gel padded gloves that take the place of hand wraps and can be worn under bag or boxing gloves. I used those tonight to work out a little aggression. It was fun. And it felt good to be able to hit something. On top of all that it's a good cardio workout.
I think I am going to invest in some bag gloves too, though. The second knuckles on the first two fingers of my right hand (my primary punching hand, and the one I hit hardest with) are scrapped raw from the repetitive punches. It hurts, and I'll have to let them heal, so I need to get some bag gloves to prevent this from happening again. Funny thing is, I never used to have this problem when I used plain old wraps, so I may just go back to them.
But maybe not. Bag gloves are a good investment anyway. A little extra protection is never a bad thing. Now I think I'll go watch Freedomland. I hope it's good.