DIFFERENT TYPES OF BOXING GLOVES
Boxing training can be a great way to socialise, exercise, maintain and improve your fitness levels.
Having the right kind of equipment is essential.
Boxing gloves come in a variety of sizes, materials and colours.
Leather gloves are recommended for training, although leather may cost a little extra, they will last longer. For fitness classes, this may not be an issue, but for punching the heavy bag, focus pads and even sparring it is more important.
For professional boxing, you will see gloves tied on with laces, this provides a snug fit for the boxers. For training purposes in the gym, Velcro wrist straps are more popular as you can easily put the gloves on and remove them yourself, with laced boxing gloves, you will need someone around to put them on and take them off.
Having the right size gloves is also important.
The weight of boxing gloves range from 10 – 22 ounces.
Children’s boxing gloves range from 4 – 8 ounces.
Ladies Boxing / training gloves range from 8, 10, 12oz with 10oz being the most popular.
Men’s Boxing / training gloves range from 12, 14, 16oz
The heavier the glove, the more protection it offers.
Sparring gloves range from 16, 18, 20 and 22oz.
In a professional boxing match, the fighters usually wear 10oz gloves.
When training, always wear hand-wraps to provide extra protection for your knuckles, wrists and the small bones in your hand.
Never use worn out gloves, try to change your boxing gloves at the first signs of wear.
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