An old sport like boxing has lived on simply because it fulfill the needs of a type of person – the need to displace negative aggression. In return there’s a catharsis, and a fitness workout in there somewhere. Of late, many people are taking boxing as a workout. Basically, the workout is essential for physical fitness and enhances brain stability, two things you need to get your head out of the way of impending harm (in the form of a jab, hook, or cross). So, training for boxing is an ideal workout. Good for the brain, and the body – unless either are getting punched, but that’s why you train anyway, to get out of the way.
People are always being experts and recommending you s*it that ‘they’ think is good for you. Let’s cut the crap right here and tell you straight away – do NOT invest in cheap knock-off gloves. Make sure the gloves you purchase are authentic, affordable and have ample padding on the knuckles; remember, breaking a hand is EASY. So spend a little more, and ensure your hands are safe.
- Boxing Gloves
When it comes to boxing – your hands are you weapons, and think of it like this: They are also your armor. Therefore, you ought to take care of them. The math is simple. Padding really matters when it comes to shock-absorbency, just as important though, is the material used to COVER that padding. Gloves are usually made using synthetic leathers or authentic cowhide leather. Synthetics are cheaper but not as durable, cowhide leather on the other hand, is a little more expensive but they will last – word of advice: spend the money. Heavy padding adds to weight making your glove as heavy as 18 ounces.
- Boxing Training Pads
Boxing training is tough. You need to be focused, motivated and give your best with each punch, which requires power and stamina. What you need more than that though, are boxing training pads that can handle that kind of repetitive punishment. Unlike punching bags, you need someone to hold the training pads for you, and are great for mobile training, developing speed and technique. It will boost your confidence and proves to be a good exercise for arms and movement. Also, you can make high kicks on the training pad to exercise your legs.
- Head guard
Head guards will protect the most important part of your body – your BRAINS. Ample cushioning repels shock impact to shield against trauma or concussions. However, if your opponent punches you in the head, thinking he can make you go to sleep, the head guard won’t let that happen and your comeback would be remarkable.
If you’re low on budget, you better be purchasing intelligently because a few products that are genuine and long lasting will always outweigh a whole set of crap goods that’ll end up hurting you in the long run.