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How should one choose boxing gloves and the punching bag?

Choosing the right boxing gloves and punching bag may seem like a straightforward affair at first, but the opposite is true. Before shopping, it is necessary to immediately observe some basic parameters, such as the weight of the user and the level of boxing, or whether it is a training session or a competition. In this guide we answer all of these questions and you will also learn a lot of useful information.

List of topics you will find in this article:

1. Boxing gloves
- Type of boxing gloves
- size of the boxing gloves
- weight of the boxing gloves
2. punching bags
- type of punching bag
- size and weight of the punching bag
3. Box accessories
- Necessary accessories

1. Boxing gloves

Which type of boxing gloves should I choose?

Choose boxing gloves based on what you will be using them for. The design, the construction and also the materials are different and if you choose the wrong type, you can destroy the gloves, injure your opponent or yourself. We differentiate between 2 basic types of boxing gloves, namelyTraining and Betting boxing gloves.

Betting boxing gloves - Suitable for sparing and competitions, as a rule these are stronger gloves that are more padded and better eliminate burping. Gloves are complemented with the large Velcro fastener in the wrist area. You can select betting boxing gloves here.

Training boxing gloves - Suitable for claws and sacks, usually thin gloves that allow closer contact with the sack. Sometimes they are made with the open thumb. You can select training boxing gloves here.

Which size of boxing gloves should I choose?

The size of the boxing gloves is also one of the parameters that are important. Most gloves have one, howeverUniversal sizewhich only differs in its hardness. Even in spite of this one size, it is important that the gloves do not pinch and that they are not too free at the same time, in short: they should fit “so accurately”. That can be done with the help of theWraps that play an important role in boxing. Not only do they protect the joints from injury and bruising, but they also fill up the space in the gloves, allowing you to adjust the size to your own needs. The one-size-fits-all boxing gloves are used by both beginners and amateur boxers, but they can also be encountered by semi-professional boxers.

With the lower price category or with the gloves for beginners, you can also use the classic numbering S, M, L, XL see and the like. The hardness of these gloves and any other gloves are also differentiated.

In most cases, professional boxers use gloves that can have double numbering (usually S / M and L / XL), which is also distributed separately for men and women. With these gloves, too, the wraps mentioned above are used to adjust the size.

Which weight (oz) of the boxing gloves should be selected?

It is necessary to consider the weight along with the size of the gloves. It is given after the English unit ounce (abbreviation OZ), which represents approximately 28 grams. The boxing gloves can weigh approximately 8 to 16 oz.

The gloves can be divided into 3 basic groups:

  • Boxing glovesunder 10 oz - are mainly intended for children, juniors and women
  • Boxing gloves with the Weight 10 oz - are most often used in professional competitions
  • Boxing glovesweighing more than 10 oz - are commonly used for training (weight plays a role)

For workouts, the boxer's progress and weight should also be taken into account. Based on the weight, you can determine which gloves are most suitable for you. You can also change the weight of the gloves for different types of workouts. For example, for speed training, heavier gloves are recommended. The trainer should give you this information.

Recommended weights of boxing gloves in ounces (oz) by weight:

Boxer's weight

Weight of gloves

79 kg and more

16 oz (0.45 kg)

67 - 79 kg

14 oz (0.40 kg)

60 - 67 kg

12 oz (0.34 kg)

48 - 60 kg

10 oz (0.28 kg)

67 kg and less

8 oz (0.22 kg)

2. punching bag

Which type of punching bag should I choose?

The punching bag is especially suitable for fans of martial arts. It serves as a substitute for an opponent with whom you train endurance, punch / kick techniques or develop strength. The punching bags can also be a contribution for those who want to discharge the energy after demanding work or who want to increase their physical condition. The punching bags are sometimes used for fitboxing and other new types of gymnastics. By default, the punching bags can be in three basic groups split up.

1. punching bag

It is the most popular type of punching bag that is usually hung on a structure or lowered from the ceiling. Thanks to the suspension, the sack acquires the ideal properties for strength training and also for punching / kicking techniques. The punching bags are usually filled with the shredded material, a fabric or some other soft material.

The hanging box bags can be further divided into three types according to the type of filling:

I. Fillable punching bag
The advantage of the fillable punching bag is the possibility of increasing the weight with increasing experience. They are especially suitable for beginners who do not have so much strength and experience at the beginning, but who gain these properties as training progresses.
II. Filled punching bag
This type of bag is intended for anyone who has at least some boxing experience. It is possible to fill the sack further, so it is necessary to choose the sack weight that will be ideal for your training. Below you can find out which weight of the punching bag is ideal.
III. Unfilled punching bag
The punching bag that is not filled is primarily intended for professional use. These bags are filled out by the users themselves according to their own individual needs. With the not filled punching bags it is necessary to pay attention to the used filling materials and to the exact balance.

2. Boxing trainer

The standing boxing trainer is a practical type of punching bag that has many advantages, especially for those who do not want to drill into the wall, who have a ceiling that is too low or who, in short, have a smaller space. The boxing trainer is often sought for because of its variability, because it is possible to transfer it and use it both indoors and outdoors. The stability of the trainer is usually ensured by the hollow foundation, which is filled with the sand, the water or some other filler material.

Standing boxing trainers can be further divided into two types according to the type of workout:

I. Boxing trainer - classic
It is of the common type, which is usually cylindrical in shape. This type of trainer is used for classic training of punches / kicks and also for developing strength and speed.
II. Boxing trainer - boxing doll
In contrast to the classic trainer, the boxing doll is intended for more precise punches when the boxer needs to train precise punches in the waist, head, body, and the like.

3. Boxing pear

The boxing pear is suitable for conditioning training, for training reflexes, punches and eye coordination, but also for training punches and final punches. The boxing pears are usually made of synthetic or real leather and their interior is formed by an air bag (they are inflated by means of a hand pump with a needle). Sometimes we can also come across a boxing ball that is hung on the elastic cord and that has almost the same properties as a boxing pear.

Appearance of the individual bag types:

What size and weight of the punching bag should you choose?

If we have already chosen the type of punching bag, you have to find the right oneWeight and theheight of the sack. A punching bag should be about half the weight of what you have (e.g. if you weigh 90 kg, the ideal weight of the punching bag is 45 kg). This weight of the bags is also used in fitness boxing. For more experienced and professional boxers, the recommended weight is 80% of your weight. Sacks weighing up to 35 kg are suitable for absolute beginners.

Tip:We recommend a fillable punching bag for beginners. As the experience progresses, you can refill the sack and thus always have the optimal weight of the sack.

The other important factor in choosing is the length of the punching bag. The size 80 - 120 cm is sufficient for boxing training. In the event that you will also train kicks, the punching bag should be larger than 120 cm, ideally 150 cm and more.

Note: It is not recommended to extend the hanging boxing bags with another chain for height adjustment. Each punching bag has the length of the chains set in advance, which ensures the ideal properties for boxing. If you also want to use the punching bag for kicks, we recommend buying a bag with a larger height.

3. Box accessories

What accessories will i need?

In addition to boxing gloves and the punching bag, many aids and protective supplements can also be used when boxing. Belong to the most essentialMouth guards, head guards, wraps orClaws. Thanks to these accessories you can make your training more effective and thus protect your body.

Many beginning boxers in particular do not know exactly what to do with the mouthguards before using them. In the first step it is important to put the tooth protector in the boiling water and let it boil for a while until the mass becomes a little softer. Then the protector is carefully placed in the mouth (be careful with the scald) and pressed firmly for a few seconds. Thanks to this, the protector is shaped exactly according to your teeth and gums. After a few seconds it is enough just to take out the protector and put it in the ice (it is possible to use ice-cold water). The protector will be so rigid and ready to use.

Head guards
Headguards are an important accessory, especially for beginning boxers who have little experience with boxing. They are also used in the competitions of the lower class and in the competitions of the women’s category.

Wraps or bandages are an integral part of any training or competition. The wrap fills the space in the gloves so that they fit snugly on the hand. They also serve as a protective element for joints.

Claws cannot be missing in any training course in which speed and reaction are trained. These are foam / fabric "blocks" that are usually oval or round in shape and that are pushed onto the trainer's hands. The boxer tries to hit these blocks as well as possible according to the instructions of the trainer.

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