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Boxing gear beginners need to buy

Learning how to box is very exciting. The different punches,ways to defend, and how to move in the ring are things every aspiring boxer needs to master. But before going to that first boxing session, you will need quality equipment that will maximize your ability to succeed and also protect you for injuries. First equipment you need are boxing gloves! Boxing gloves are the main equipment used by boxers in order to fight. These gloves come in different sizes and weights and are made from different materials (leather,plastic, vinyl). It is recommended that beginners buy heavy gloves (14 oz or 16oz) to ensure maximum protection for the hands. Leather gloves will last youthe longest, but the material is not really important for beginners. Second thing you need is hand wraps, which will protect your hands and wrists from injuries. Make sure to have your hands properly wrapped before every boxingsession. Everlast makes high quality hand wraps for about $5. Third thing you need are boxing shoes. Boxing shoes are very light and protect the boxer's ankle from injuries. Last thing you need (for sparring) is a mouth piece, which will protect your teeth from punches.

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Do boxing shoes weigh less than normal sport shoes?

Absolutely.Boxing shoes are meant to feel really light so the boxer can move around thering easily and be able to quickly change direction.

Jul 25, 2012 | Boxing

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Are there different types of boxing gloves?

Absolutely.There are different types of boxing gloves for different training. First, thereare the bag gloves, which are used when training with a bag. Second, there aretraining and sparring gloves which are both used for all purpose training.Third, there are the professional gloves, which are used by professional boxersduring the fights. These gloves are actually smaller than training and sparringgloves, which makes it easier to throw harder punches. Last, there are Olympicgloves, which are used in Olympic competitions.

Jul 25, 2012 | Boxing

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