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MMA: Choosing The Right Equipment

By CJ Jerabek_

Proper boxing equipment is a must if you are to reach the top of your game. All your equipment is important, right down to the shorts you wear. You may feel confident in a flashy pair of new shorts, but the type of gloves you wear is equally as important.

Boxing gloves which began in Greece had little padding. The bouts were meant to be bloody. Today that has changes. Gloves have all different levels of padding, weights and colors!

These days, gloves are made with leather, vinyl, velcro and lace. Whether you are into boxing, kickboxing, MMA or another sport, you have many options available.

When considering what glove you need, know that bag gloves are excellent for training but not for use on an opponent. They offer very little padding and will protect your hands while training but will not protect your opponent’s face.

Another thing you will more than likely want is handwraps. You can use herringbone handwraps, Mexican handwraps or even sports tape.

Boxing clothing is important for moving and agility in the cage. Plus boxing trunks are pretty cool looking.

MMA shorts can be used for boxing as well. There are some great brands and the brands the pros wear are good and pricey. You can check out MMA equipment sites for great information including reviews.

The speed bag is often misunderstood, but it definitely has its value. Basically, the movements of the speed bag do not literally translate to the ring but it is great for training.

Yes! There is a difference in men’s and women’s gloves. It is not so much the weight as that goes by your body weight, but the bone structure in the hand. Learn all about which gloves are for women from online MMA sites.

You will need a great pair of MMA gloves whether you are male or female. You will want to make sure you purchase high quality gloves that fit well and are made by a reputable manufacturer.

Enhance your training sessions with a simulated opponent. A body opponent bag or wavemaster is excellent for learning moves that are true to life and furthermore, these pieces of equipment are able to take all you can dish out in a workout.

Now that you have an idea of a few of the things you will need for an optimal MMA workout, check out MMA websites that offer even more information and also provide very competitive prices on supplies.

Be sure to check out CJ”s site for more information on MMA equipment, and all your MMA equipment needs.

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