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Boxing Gloves

Boxing Gloves

Boxing Gloves.

What gloves do you need to use to train?

Boxing gloves protect your hands when you hit them, and “protect” your opponent’s face from injury by preventing it from tearing.

Men usually wear gloves 16 ounces while 12-ounce girls while others who come from a vocational training use 14-ounce gloves.

The most careful boxers and the pro and pro seeds will have gloves of different sizes depending on the type of training:

For a boy of about 65-70kg (145lb) I recommend 12-ounce gloves for bag training, 16-ounce sparring gloves for sparring, and then competition gloves whatever the official size is for their weight class.

Sometimes try to use how many 16-ounce gloves for packed work.

Boxing Gloves Focus Pad

General tips about boxing gloves:

  • Gloves with laces might fit better around the wrists, but make it difficult to put the gloves on your own.
  • Gloves for a technical training and training are for all-around, so a general use of boxing
  • Sack gloves, are densely padded for long-lasting use on the heavy bag.
  • Sparring gloves that are softer with more cushion to create less damage to your opponent, but will become flat quickly and not usable if you use it with heavy bag.
  • Race gloves that are designed for use in boxing competitions. They are made by size as per official regulation and shape (depending on weight class), usually lighter and less padded than regular gloves so they were not designed for daily training.
  • For larger fighters (over 65-70 kg.) you can use the larger gloves as 18 ounces and higher for training and sparring. This size is not recommended for smaller fighters because they can slow you down a lot.
  • A good pair of boxing gloves will last forever and you need it to protect your best hands that are just yours. cheap gloves also have a poor lifespan and above all possible to cause hand/ wrist injuries.
  • If you don’t know what a good boxing glove feels, visit a boxing gym and try some before you buy anything.

 

Attention! ALWAYS BUY A RESPECTABLE AND QUALITY BRAND.

It is important for you and your training partner and opponent that you must respect.

Good brands of boxing gloves:

  • Ringside, Rival, Grant – excellent quality and comfort
  • Fighting/Title/ProMex – inexpensive but good (don’t buy anything cheaper than these)
  • Winning – expensive, great padding, used by many pros
  • Cleto Reyes – excellent gloves, pro gloves have minimal padding

Cheap brands of boxing gloves:

  • Century, PRO Boxing Equip, but any cheap glove like Everlast are gloves that you see at discounted prices in sporting goods stores.

Consider buying your boxing glove well and don’t save a few euros for poor gloves.

Spend on the use you plan to make during workouts.

I know that the choice of a glove can put in trouble the neophyte who approaches the practice of sports, such as shoes for a footballer and racket for the tennis player.

But I want us to go into even more detail because it’s really a theme that seems simple and clear but I want you to go deeper so ask some important questions.

How do you want your glove to close?

The glove can be with Velcro closure or with laces.

The gloves with laces are recommended for agonists and professionals, for those who practice disciplines in full contact, it should only be used as a race glove because they take longer to be worn, a companion who laces them;

wearing them properly alone is almost impossible, don’t you believe them?.

How do you tie your gloves without hands?.

The type of closure offers the advantage of being very tight, ensuring a stability and a grip of the glove to your hand but you need external help to be worn and removed.

The Velcro closure is much more practical,great in the gym where to switch from one exercise to another is required to put and remove the glove.

It allows you to quickly wear the glove, even without outside help.

During training, you can switch from free-body exercises to sparring practices in a matter of seconds.

Now the closures have become well firm and lasting over time which in the past was more left to chance is even after years of use the closure in Velcro hardly loosens during training.

Ahah years a glove?. If you last years you work little or just throw in the air.

You want me to be comfortable?

As when you choose shoes to run, even the glove a little at a time fits the shape of your hand but must be comfortable.

I remind you that you always have to always blindfold your hands so I recommend the bandages under the glove, both to protect your hands during training/race, and to prevent sweat quickly impregnating the inside of your glove, making it stinker and unusable within a few months.

It adapts the bandage to the characteristics of the glove and the specialty you practice, but as a rule it reinforces more at the level of the wrist, knuckles or thumb.

 

What material of the glove

The gloves can be covered in syntheticfabric, leather-like or leather.

Until a few years ago, gloves coated in synthetic fabric tended to peel and deteriorate within a few months of use, especially when used intensively in the bag or on gloves; today the quality of the coatings is much improved and has nothing to envy in terms of durability to leather gloves.

The leather glove has a higher cost, compared to a higher fabric quality; this higher cost will pay off over time thanks to the increased longevity of the glove.

If you are starting combat sports we recommend that you start with a glove covered in synthetic fabric; When you start racing you can consider buying a pair of leather gloves, to be used only in the race.

Very important – the area of the wrist and palm of your hand as you want it?.

If you practice Muay Thai you have to pay attention to these two details because the gloves from Muay Thai need to be more padded at wrist level, allowing for greater protection when locking kicks and they need to have the palm more open to allow you to better grab the kicks and work properly in the clinch.

Size and weight of the glove – what size do I wear?? Don’t worry, it’s not like pants.

Closed hand gloves have no size, but you have to distinguish them by the weight, which ranges from 8 to 18 ounces. So whether you’re a man or a woman the size you’re going to have to use, at least as far as closed hand gloves are concerned, it’s always 10 ounces.

Recently the Leone 1947 brand introduced in its new product line a 10-ounce glove with size M that best suits the hands of girls or younger athletes.

An 8-ounce glove may be enough for children.

If you practice full contact disciplines (also MMA) a glove between 12 and 16 ounces will allow you to train safely, keeping the power of the shots high.

Using heavier gloves during training can be an air conditioning method to improve YOUR enduranceas well as the VELOCITY of the shots!

At the end of a three- or 5-minute shoot, even a few days of difference are felt on your arms!

A little at a time, you have to have at least three pairs of gloves in your training bag: a pair of sack gloves, a pair of training gloves (12, 14, or 16 oz) and a pair of race gloves (10 oz).

In combat sports, the most difficult choice is the gloves: that as you have seen there are different shapes, sizes and weights.

What about the color?

Look at that one you choose, I once bought a phosphorescent orange one because I didn’t want an apology that you didn’t see the shots.

Now that you’ve learned three important things, you can decide which gloves you need:

  • What gloves to buy if you’re a beginner
  • The size of the glove (expressed in ounces, “oz”) that has nothing to do with the size of your hand,but only with the use you need to make of it. In other words, the gloves are “one size fits all”, but are divided into combat gloves (10 oz), sparring (12, 14, 16 oz), gloves for children and teenagers (6-8 oz), gloves for MMA/Grappling 4-8 oz
  • Don’t use your racing gloves to train in the bag, use your gloves or possibly gloves but only for the sack I already tell you you will destroy.

 

Now depending on the discipline or multi-style disciplines that require other different gloves than boxing gloves you should have these possible gloves in your bag:

Competition

They are the gloves used in the race, during the fights. Generally both in tatami sports (Light Contact and Kick Light) and in ring sports(Low Kick,Full Contact, K1, Muay Thai, Boxing, Savate,Sanda) 10-ounce gloves (about 280 grams) are used.

MMA gloves

They are the lightest gloves, weighing from 4 to 8 ounces.

Only the knuckles are covered and padded, while the fingers are unprotected, allowing the athlete to perform grappling maneuvers, such as submissions, clinches and projections.

During training it is advisable to use them only during the practice of these techniques, while during sparring or when training the blows of arms (direct, hooks and struts) it is recommended to use gloves from 10 ounces up.

Bag gloves

They are gloves that you use a lot in every discipline of combat sports but not only, especially during packed training, to the pass gloves, to the fast pere or with the boxing fit bag.

No helpoo !!! don’t tell me you pull at that kind of sack.

The thumb is the only finger without padding.

They are used as their conformation allows less deterioration during repetitive activities such as sack shots, exchanges on pass gloves etc.

They are generally 6-8 ounce light but if you want to trade you can find more heavy ones. Given their use it is important that they are well padded at the level of the knuckles;

Attention!! you always have to wear them with bandages, as most models do not offer much stability at the wrist level.

 

Point fighting gloves
They are the gloves used in Point Fighting specialties.

All five fingers are fully covered and padded.

The main feature is the reduced volume, and the fact that the palm of the hand is uncovered.

The main federations demand that the padding between the thumb and other fingers be sewn through a tab.

Some latex models, without this arrangement, may not be usable in some official competitions.

 

Open hand gloves from Kumite

They are gloves with padded knuckles and free fingers, used in the Kumite specialty, which allow the athlete to grab the opponent to project or sweep it.

Unlike open-hand gloves, the thumb is completely uncovered, while the other fingers are covered and padded only at knuckles level.

These gloves can also be used in boxing fit courses.

 

Sparring gloves

They are closed hand gloves to use in training, especially for athletes who practice ring sports (Boxing, Full Contact, Low Kick, K1, Muay Thai).

They allow a safe training for both the athlete and his training partner. They range from a minimum of 12 ounces (about 340 grams) to a maximum of 18 (510 grams).

 

Now I think you also have clear ideas about which glove to wear.

Have a good workout!!

Stay Tuned!

Street Fight Mentality & Fight Sport

Andrea

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