A Buyer's Guide to boxing and martial arts accessories
If you are thinking of buying boxing equipment online there are some aspects that you have to take into account before doing so and we will detail them below. On the one hand, in boxing, the necessary material ranges from gloves and bags to supports, bandages, mouthguards, helmet, and so on. Many brands have these products, for example the Bruce Lee brand or Everlast are very well known in the sector. For example, the latter offers a wide variety of accessories such as Everlast mouthguards, Everlast Cotton Bandages or an Everlast helmet among others. Other well-known brands in the fitness industry also offer this type of products such as Reebok, Tunturi, etc.
Martial arts equipment
In martial arts if you want to train your strength and endurance you will need to acquire equipment like the one we offer at fitnessdigital. Protections such as gloves, shin guards or mouth guards are highly recommended to avoid injuries during your training. In addition, accessories such as bags or double-ended punching balls help you improve your accuracy, strength, endurance and response for future fights. The pads will also allow you to incorporate a plus in your training with padded areas resistant to the blows providing greater comfort.
All boxing equipment online
In fitnessdigital you have a wide catalog so that whether you are a beginner or a professional you can buy the perfect boxing equipment.
You will find in one place all the necessary material to get started in the sport at home with protectors and accessories that will help you improve day by day. If you are a professional you also have gloves, bags and accessories perfect to improve yourself in every training session.
Which punching bag to buy?
Before choosing your punching bag, you should know the different types of punching bags available: On the one hand, the bags that you can hang from the ceiling of your room are the most common. For this you must have a space, ceiling and wall resistant to avoid injury during the boxing session. This support can be ceiling or wall. The shape of the bags that you can put in this type of support can be cylindrical (more common) or non-cylindrical (perfect for hooks or uppercuts and punches). The sizes of the bags vary, so you should choose the one that best suits your training. Brands such as Bruce Lee offer sizes from 70 cm to 180 cm, increasing in weight as the height increases. For punching, a bag of 120 cm or less will be sufficient. However, if you want to do high kicks or full contact you will need a taller bag. In Kick boxing and Muay Thai, as there is a greater variety of movements (including high and low kicks), you will need a bag at least 180 cm long. On the other hand, there are bags that have the base on the floor, these are a great option if you can't hang your bag on the wall and ceiling. In addition, they allow you to move your bag around easily. In addition, there are other types of equipment such as double hooked boxing balls ideal for those who practice Muay Thai or simply to improve your accuracy and strength as well as your responsiveness.
What is my boxing glove size?
Choosing the right ones greatly enhances the protection and safety of athletes, and as they also add comfort to activities, they ultimately increase the level of exercise carried out. There is a wide variety of gloves, so we must be careful when deciding on a particular model, taking into account the following considerations:
Size of the gloves
Generally, boxing and martial arts gloves are available in four sizes (small, medium, large and extra-large) and there are also specifications for men, women and children. Although there is no standard size for the market and sizes vary depending on the manufacturer and model, the user should choose the size that fits best. Gloves must be a close fit, but never tight, and we have to bear in mind that, with the passage of time, the gloves will get softer and looser.
Weight and density
The weight of the glove varies according to the type and amount of padding it contains. The heavier they are, as they have more padding, the better they absorb impacts, reducing the risk of injuries both for the user and the opponent. The more layers of foam they have and the greater the density of the gloves, the better.
Material: leather or vinyl
Gloves are available in either leather or vinyl, with different characteristics. Leather is a high quality material, breathable, longer lasting and with a better resistance to sweat. In contrast, vinyl is a cheaper material, much easier to clean and maintain, but with a shorter lifespan. As they keep humidity in the glove, they become uncomfortable during longer periods of activity.
Fastening system: laces or velcro
The glove fastening system may be laces or Velcro. Laces are usually tied securely and are more secure and comfortable when training, but have a huge problem, and this is that it is almost impossible for one to tie and untie the gloves while doing the exercise. Velcro, however, is more practical for putting on and removing gloves, but may slide a little during the activity.
What are the essential materials for boxing?
Before buying the perfect boxing accessories for you, we want to give you some simple guidelines that will help you choose the best accessories for your needs. If you are just starting out in the world of boxing you will have some basic notions of the materials you need in your training. In fitnessdigital you will find everything you need to be able to perform this sport without injuries. From punching bags or punching bag holders to protective gloves or helmets to ensure your safety during your training.
Boxing gloves are an essential accessory if you don't want your hands to suffer while boxing. Boxing glove sizes vary according to the weight of the user and are measured in oz. Usually the 10 Oz gloves are used in some amateur or professional competitions. To choose the size of your boxing gloves, take into account your weight range, 10 Oz (45-55 kg.), 12 Oz (55-65 kg.), 14 oz (65-85 kg.) and 16 oz (85 kg.). Also, if you prefer, you will also find bandages in our catalog to protect your hands.
To train boxing at home you will need a good support for your bag. This support can be a floor boxing stand or a ceiling boxing stand if you have the surface and prefer to fix it. Before choosing one or the other, consider your options and possibilities as well as the characteristics of the punching bag. Pay attention to the weight of your punching bag as not all stands have the same support.
Choosing your punching bag for home can be complicated but you just need to be clear about a few things. There are different punching bags and the main difference is the material they are made of, it can be nylon, latex or leather among others. For example, a professional punching bag is usually made of leather but it does not mean that a nylon bag is not equally resistant. In addition, there are speedballs with smaller dimensions to train your endurance and speed, therefore, if you want to get started in the sport, it is an option to consider. Another point to take into account is the material with which a punching bag is stuffed, see if the bag you buy comes stuffed or if you need to stuff it. The most common material for filling the bag is sand but there are also speedballs that are filled with water or air among other materials.