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Boxing

  •  Boxing is one sport where you don’t need an overabundance of equipment when involved in the actual competition.  The primary piece of equipment that you do need, gloves, is of critical to performance and safety in the ring though.  Your boxing gloves must fit well and must meet the proper requirements to keep you and your opponent safe in the ring.  Check our lists below to find the perfect pair of boxing gloves to fit your needs in the ring regardless what weight class or skill level you are performing at.
    January 29, 2016
  • Shoes certainly aren't the first thing that people think of when boxing equipment comes to mind. That being said though, the right shoes can have quite a bit to do with a fighter’s success inside the ring. You need a shoe with good traction, that fits well and that will be comfortable through the constant moving of 12 rounds inside the ring. When considering a boxing shoe you also need to take weight into account. You can be “light” on your feet while evading and attacking your opponent during the action if you've got an extra heavy shoe weighing you down. Based on factors like cost, comfort and performance we have put together this list of the five best boxing shoes available today.
    October 04, 2013
  • Boxing is a fun, exciting sport and the training can provide an unparalleled workout. The downside of boxing training is that, if you’re not careful, you run the risk of sustaining a painful injury – especially to the smaller, more delicate bones in your hand. Using the right safety equipment while you are sparring or training with the heavy bag or focus mitts can dramatically cut down on the risk of injury. The right boxing safety equipment begins with the hand wrap. A good quality hand wrap, properly worn, can prevent everything from cuts to dislocations and even fractures in or on your hand. Based on things like price, availability, ease of use and effectiveness, we’ve put together this list of the five best hand wraps on the market today.
    September 18, 2013
  • A good deal of boxing training footage focuses on running, skipping rope and sparring in the ring. One of the places a boxer will really develop their punching skill and timing though is in training with the right set of punch mitts. This valuable piece of equipment is readily available and comes in all shapes, colors and sizes and from all manufacturers. This is not a piece of equipment that you should not decide on lightly though – especially if you are serious about developing your boxing skills. The right set of punch mitts will improve speed, coordination, timing and defense – all skills that are necessary for success inside the ring. Based on things like price, durability, ease of use and effectiveness we’ve put together this list of the top five punch mitts on the market.
    September 18, 2013
  • The heavy bag is the most important piece of equipment for the serious boxer. The bags can vary from 200 to 250 pounds depending on your size and what you want to accomplish in your training. The heavier the bag the less sway you will have. The gym owner will want bags that can stand up to many hours of use. If you are buying one for the home you need to do some research on where it will be hung and what you intend to use it for. Many people are opting to use the heavy bag to change up their style of aerobic workout so this list can be helpful to you as well. We took price, durability and ease of use into account when reviewing the heavy bags on the market and here are the top five options available today.
    August 02, 2013
  • The Speed Bag is an important tool for boxing training. It helps you develop strength, accuracy, and stamina. Since you will use it for many hours you will want one that lasts a long time. Most boxers tell you a good leather bag is a must as they will last the longest and not lose their shape but there are new synthetic covers that are long lasting too. You will want one with long lasting material on the inside too. Larger speed bags are used by those just beginning and you can move to the smaller bags to refine your technique and accuracy. There is really more to a good speed bag than meets the eye, that's why we took a look at price, quality, durability and availabilty to narrow it down to these five top options to add to your home gym.
    August 02, 2013