After gloves and hand-wraps, shin guards are the most important piece of protective gear for MMA and Muay Thai fighters.
You use these to protect your shins, ankles, and feet during training. In sparring you’ll also be using them to protect your partner. So it’s important to pick a pair that are right for your needs. Continue reading “Picking the Best Shin Guards for MMA and Muay Thai”
Boxing Mitts, Thai Pads, and other strike training tools form the cornerstone of partner training. In the hands of a skilled coach, these devices help a fighter hone their technique.
The type of strike training tool you choose will depend a lot on your experience level, your sport, and your training goals. A curved punch mitt is critical for a training boxer, but may not be as useful to a Muay Thai fighter. A kick shield can help train a variety of attacks, but doesn’t offer the accuracy training of a focus mitt.
We’ll break down the different striking targets and which one is best for your needs.
Continue reading “Boxing Mitts, Thai Pads, and Shields: The Best in Partner Training Tools”
If you intend to spar or compete in the world of boxing, you’ll need some headgear to protect your noggin.
At first glance, it doesn’t seem like a very complicated decision. You pick out one that looks good and you go about your day.
But then you get to thinking, this is something that’s supposed to protect my face and my brain. Maybe I should put some more thought into this.
If you’ve ever had questions about how to choose the best boxing headgear for your needs, then read on.
Continue reading “Best Boxing Headgear: How to Choose the Right One”
You might not be surprised to learn that we are commonly asked about how to choose the best boxing gloves. With so many options, narrowing it down can feel overwhelming.
Do I need a bag glove or a sparring glove? Leather or synthetic? What’s IMF Tech? There are so many things to consider.
And then you have to figure out what size you need to get.
With all these choices facing you, how can you make sure that you’re picking out the right pair of boxing gloves for you?
We’ve put together a guide that will walk you through the seven things you need to understand when choosing your first (or your next) set of boxing gloves.
Continue reading “Best Boxing Gloves For You: 7 Things to Look For”
High intensity interval training (also known as HIIT) is perfect for boxers, MMA fighters, and other fight sport athletes.
Interval training can help fighters increase power and improve endurance. In addition, HIIT routines mirror the pace of a typical bout by incorporating multiple intensity levels over the course of the workout.
For fighters looking to give themselves an edge over their opponents, or just a way to add some variety to their training routines, consider HIIT and other interval training options. Continue reading “Interval Training for Boxing and MMA”