For pro and amateur fighters, getting clocked is a way of life. You simply can’t engage in the sport of boxing without accepting one simple fact: you will get hit. Thankfully, there are relatively simple ways to minimize injury, so you can focus on more important things, like perfecting your uppercut or bob and weave.
At a glance, boxing gloves all look pretty much the same, whether they’re made for men, women, kids, amateurs or professionals. Traditionally, a boxing glove’s anatomy is as follows: it has a ballooned, curled-top portion to protect hands and absorb impact, plus a hook and loop cuff for a tight, precise fit.
Whether you’re an aspiring boxer or a mixed martial artist, you’re going to need a quality pair of bag gloves. In order to work a heavy bag or focus mitts and ramp up the intensity, your hands and wrists will need to be protected. Mixed martial artists use grappling gloves during MMA competitions and grappling training; however, like boxers, they prefer to use bag gloves while doing boxing training specifically. Continue reading “Product Spotlight: Why We Love Apex Gloves”
Mixed martial arts is not for the faint of heart. The sports can be tough, and brutal at times. If you’re keen on training and potentially competing in these sports, you should be properly prepared. With the right MMA gear, you can train safe, allowing you to give 100% when it’s time for the actual fight.
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