A beginner’s guide to choosing boxing gloves

A beginner’s guide to choosing boxing gloves

A beginner’s guide to choosing boxing gloves

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New to boxing or boxing for fitness? It’s hard to beat the boxing bag mitt. They’re super affordable and give you the support you need when you’re just staring out. These mitts are designed to be used with the boxing bags, just as their name suggests. Look for mitts that provide full wrist support, to avoid hand and wrists injuries from repetitive movements. A hook and loop strap will allow you to adjust quickly adjust the wrist support for a secure fit. Gloves that feature Comfortline 3D lining have an extra comfortable cushioned fit with increased airflow to reduce sweat. While the bag mitt is certainly a quick, and generally the cheapest boxing glove to get your started, it’s not advisable to use them for sparring or in the ring

Boxing gloves for sparring and heavy bags tend to be a little more expensive, however if you purchase the perfect pair of gloves you will be able to use them for training and for fighting – you’ll save money on having to purchase two pairs, as well as save room in your gym bag.

Opting for synthetic leather will give you the durability, without the associated cost. Look for gloves with full mesh palm to reduce sweating. and provide breathability. Because your hands can get quite sweaty, boxing gloves are often a haven for bacteria, and can be the reason some mitts pong to high heaven. Ask about gloves that have an anti-microbial treatment, it can help reduce smell.

Boxing gloves with laces can be adjusted for a nice snug fit, but are virtually impossible to tie up or remove by yourself.  For training, velcro straps are a much better alternative.

Gloves usually come in varying sizes. The size is dependent upon your hand size. There are also a variety of weights. Professional boxers typically wear 10oz gloves, but if you’re training, choose heavier gloves. They offer more protection.