About our Boxing Gloves
Hands up Rocky! Let’s get those knuckles protected. A robust pair of boxing gloves can dramatically alter your workouts, and we’re more than happy to help you pick out the ideal pair. The pair you pick all depends on the style of training you’re doing. For general punching bag work, either bag or training gloves are right for the job. For speed bags, a lighter hand wrap style functions better, and for ring work, either a sparring or training glove will be needed.
It can be baffling initially with them; size changes will come as Oz (ounces), and this doesn’t alter the actual size to fit your hands. Unless they state small, medium, large etc... the gloves will be a universal fit. Oz sizes refer to the weight of the boxing glove and the volume of padding in the knuckle. Generally, you’ll see them in 10oz, 12oz, 14oz or 16oz.
Lower ounces have less padding, they’re better for hook and jab training or sparring. Higher ounces have more padding and are heavier, this gives your knuckles superior protection with punch bag training.
Wrist protection is vital, particularly where bag training is concerned. A wide Velcro strap will secure them firmly and prevent any strains from the high impact nature of boxing. We really hope this has been useful for you and if you need more guidance we have plenty of in-depth buying guides, or we’d be thrilled to hear from you. Chat with us on-site, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0345 1666 200.
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