The right equipment for your boxing training
The better quality equipment you use, the lower the risk that you will injure yourself during your workout. In the following article, we introduce you to the boxing accessories you’ll need to train, why they are important and what you need to look for when purchasing. “Good equipment is already half the battle.” While it might sound a little exaggerated, this saying fits boxing like a glove.
Let’s start with the most basic equipment in boxing, namely the boxing gloves. Boxing gloves are first and foremost a protection for both you and your opponent. Strained tendons, sprained hands or broken fingers are among the most common injuries in boxing. The right boxing gloves that fit right too can minimize these type of injuries by up to 60%. For training with a partner, we recommend using at least 12-ounce gloves, or even better, 14 or 16-ounce. So you can take a hit without being afraid of more serious injuries. The boxing gloves from HAMMER were developed together with boxing professionals to ensure maximum safety for you and your training partner.
Boxing bandages are worn under boxing gloves or punching bag boxing gloves. They stabilize fingers and wrists and protect you from unpleasant rubbing. Make sure not to wind the bandages too tight, which might disrupt your blood circulation. Another advantage of bandages is that they absorb sweat and make boxing training slightly more comfortable. After your workout, you can either air out the bandages or throw them right into the washing machine. The use of bandages also significantly adds to the lifespan of your boxing gloves.
Mouth guard and teeth protection
The mouth guard protects your teeth and chin. The mouth guard distributes the force of a hit across a larger area, absorbing some of a punch’s power. Studies show that concussions are 16 times less likely to occur when a mouth guard is worn. To soften hits, the guard has to be elastic but also stiff enough to take the force of a hit and spread it across the largest area possible. It is also important that you be able to breathe freely and communicate while wearing a mouth guard.
A partner who never complains and always has time for you!
Practicing your punch on training equipment is also a part of real boxing training. The number 1 ‘training partner’ is the punching bag, also sometimes called a sandbag. HAMMER punching bags are made of durable material and filled with fabrics, which minimizes the chance of injuries on training equipment and provides hours of fun during your workout. A punching bag has the advantage of resembling a human opponent’s size and weight, a good opportunity to try out all your punches and moves on it. Longer punching bags are well suited for practicing kick combinations, which is very interesting for kick boxers. The punching bag’s heavy weight also makes it a great piece of equipment for improving your punching power. If you want to keep your boxing training flexible and sometimes change locations, a free standing punching bag from HAMMER is the perfect solution. Just fill the bag’s base with sand, grave or water, adjust to the right height and start boxing.