Sparbar Boxing Review – Is It Worth It?

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Sparbar Review

When you are looking for new and unique boxing equipment for the gym or home, It can be hard ask at times to pick the right equipment to change up your training routine. Sparbar on the other hand have created a unique piece of equipment to keep boxers, mixed martial artists and fitness goers something different to try out.

To start off this review I think it important to show who Sparbar actually are and see what they say about themselves:

Sparbar boxing stand

We are proud to boast being the inventors of global sensation that is known the world over as SPARBAR®. Founded in 2013 using patent protected technology backed by over 20 years of real boxing experience we have single handedly changed the fight game with our innovative concept of training without a sparring partner.

Validated by world champions & international celebrities alike – Anthony Joshua, Sugar Ray Leonard, Conor McGregor, Anderson ‘Spider’ Silva, Tyron Woodley, Roy Jones Jr, Carlos Condit, Cung Le & Usher just to name a few.

Now obviously they’re have had a few high profile boxers and mma stars use the Sparbar to show off the product, but can it actually help you with your training?

Now from first-hand experience using the Sparbar it is actually quite fun to use at first, as it is something a bit different to use in the gym (or at home), if you are sick and tired of doing the same things over and over.

Boxing training can become very repetitive at times and having something new to try out is never a bad thing in my opinion.

So how does the Sparbar help?

Well it is very much piece of equipment to help develop your defence due to foundation of its design. This includes a bar which can spin round at 360 degrees and also includes a padded punch bag at the top for you to throw punches at (to simulate punching to the head and great for practicing counters).

Unlike with lots of other boxing equipment if you punch the spinning bar it will come back and hit you if you do not duck, roll or move away from a distance. Therefore, you are always having to move or react to the bar depending on when and how hard you hit it.

This therefore what this helps to improve are your speed, reflexes and movement.

As you develop your routine and training with the Sparbar you will also be able to add in punches to punch the top bag while avoiding the bar as it spins around. You can also punch the spinning bar itself to help mix up your punches and help to improve your overall defense.

Here is great videos below of the sparbar features and some top fighters/celebs using it to give you an idea of how to put it to good use.

Now its important to cover some of the cons for the Sparbar. Like with everything you are very limited to how much you can do with it and it can get repetitive in itself. I also find you can develop some bad habits with the Sparbar if you over use it, due to it only coming from an angle similar to a hook.

However, it doesn’t help to develop your skill set for training against jabs/straights and uppercuts I feel. You need to make sure you are complementing the Sparbar with other boxing equipment and training to help your defenses.

On that note here is a quick overview of the pro and cons


  • It’s a new and unique boxing piece of equipment
  • Helps to develop your defense
  • Improves your speed and reflexes
  • Helps you to work on counter punching
  • Develops your upper body movement. (rolling)


  • Can become repetitive
  • Development of bad habits if used too often
  • Spinning bar can only come from one angle

*I’d recommend first and foremost using this with other defensive training or equipment.

Sparbar Pro Series 3.0 Classic

Boxing Life’s Rating:


Wall Mounted Sparbar Compact Series

Wall mounter Sparbar

There is also an adapted version of this which can be attached to the side of a wall or on a speed bag panel. This version of the Sparbar is mainly used to punch and react to the spinning bar whatever direction you hit it towards.

This equipment I feel is not as good as the standing Sparbar, but if you don’t have enough space or are just looking to work on reflexes and timing this is still a fine option to go with.

There are some cheaper alternatives to the above product which might pick you fancy instead of getting the original product

Sparbag Alternatives

If you don’t fancy the Sparbar or are looking for a cheaper alternative option, you can also check out more Sparbar Alternatives on Amazon below here:

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Let us know in the comments below your experience of the Sparbar or if you would consider using it?

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Thanks for reading.


Jamie - Boxing Life

I'm a boxing analyst, amateur boxer, and blogger looking to pass on my boxing experiences and passion to anyone looking to learn or find out more about the sport of boxing. Whether that be gear reviews, fighter analysis, news, training tips, or my own personal journey, I'll be covering it on 'Boxing Life'.

15 thoughts on “Sparbar Boxing Review – Is It Worth It?

  1. Its true that boxing training can be so repetitive and having a new thing to try out isn’t bad at all. I’m not a professional boxer, but I get to train with my friends at Phil’s gym and it’s been a great experience since. This Sparbar boxing equipment will really be a nice one to train with, I’ll suggest it to the gym manager to see if he can get a few numbers of it for the gym. Thanks

    1. Hi Drea, you are right, it’s good to try out new equipment in the gym and the Sparbar is some different for people to try out. Like with anything, if you do it too much it will become repetitive, but if you mix it up with other equipment you will get the most out of it! 

      Thanks again for commenting! 


  2. I’ve always been the perfect self defense oriented guy. Though I do not like to engage in violence if I can avoid it but I never keep out the possibilities of training my self for defense. Boxing has been a sport I love and I really like the new equipment you shared here to hone my skills in it. I like the Sparbar Pro Series 3.0 Classic the most from the two. Thanks

    1. Thanks Rodarrick, this piece of equipment is exactly made for helping build your defenses so is ideal if your into self defense. Hope you enjoyed this review. 



  3. My son has recently started boxing sort of as a hobby but also for exercise. His birthday is at the end of October and I wanted to find him a gift related to boxing. I think a Sparbar may be the perfect gift and I think it will be something that is unexpected. Which one do you suggest for someone who is just learning?

    1. Hi Wendy, I’m sure he will be thrilled with this as a gift and will definitely keep him on his toes. I would highly recommend getting the original Sparbar Pro Series 3.0 Classic. You can get other cheaper ones out there, but this is by far the best out there. Hope this helps! 



  4. I think this sparbar boxing item is worth the price and worth a try. I’m not much of a boxer or anything but just the video of the boxers doing their thing with the item shows it is more than just training it is a fun training tool and you get to learn a lot of techniques too from it as you are not just punching a bag but getting punched back and you have to evade. Great way to replace an opponent with something that actually fights you back. I like it

    1. Hi Donny, that is the great thing about the sparbar, if you can’t get sparring or are training alone, it givse you the opportunity to think about and train your defenses. Not many other peices of equipment will hit back at you!



  5. Sparbar is really awesome to see here because my brother has been clamouring that I should get equipment to help him with his boxing career, but I have never truly considered giving a thought to this. Now, I do not have a choice than to hear to his wish after reading about this here. This equipment is really awesome and should be worth the purchase. Though the price seems steep but then, the quality is great too.

    1. That’s great you want to help your brother out Ramos, the Sparbar will definitely help him with his speed and reflexes. Hopefully this review has helped you.



  6. Sparbar is really nice and very useful. Boxing can get really boring sometimes especially when it comes to training where you have to repeat the same routine over and over again everyday, considering this, having a change in training and equipments for training can be of great pleasure. I’ll share this article to some of my friends who box, I don’t know of they’re aware of Sparbar, if they are not, I’ll recommend it to them. It’s nice to read about Sparbar.

  7. Do you know anything about the boxingbar. Its alot cheaper but im worried about the build quality. Thanks for an informative review, i look forward to browsing through your other posts.

    1. Hi Jens, I have seen the boxingbar and I’m sure it’s a decent product as even that is quite expensive. Obviously think about your budget, but I would say the sparbar as the orginal product is superior. This is a fine alternative to go with if you are catious about how much you are spending.

      Thanks for the comment and hope this helps!



  8. How long is the bar? I’m thinking of doing a DIY wall-mounted sparbar and I’m curious what length I’d need.

    1. Hi Becca, thanks for your comment!

      Good choice! 🙂 Here are the dimensions for this: 50cm x 80cm x 12cm

      The great thing about this product that it has a flat wall folding after use so it doesn’t constantly stick out!


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