Boxing is a combat sport, framed by precise rules. Its impact on the body can have serious consequences. In order to practice this discipline safely, boxing requires the use of specific equipment and accessories, among which are cheap boxing gloves and boxing helmets. So, among the plethora of gloves on sale, which one to choose?
The practice of boxing has been codified since the 18th century. Its rules and equipment clearly known. In order to practice it safely, the equipment of boxing is as follows:
The ring: it is the only place able to host boxing fights. A ring can be placed on the ground or on a platform; it measures 4.90 by 7.30 meters. The sides have three elastic bands which have the role of retaining the boxers in the event of falling out of the ring. The corners or corners are padded with protective cushions.
Bandages: these are actually surgical bands at least 2 meters long, 4 cm wide. Their role is to prevent injury and perspiration inside the gloves.
Boxing shoes: semi-high or high, with laces. These shoes are flat and made of leather (or semi-leather).
The mouth guard: it aims to protect the teeth, tongue or cheeks; and most importantly, it helps prevent bites from the inside of the cheeks in the event of a severe blow to the cheek.
The shell: its role is to protect the testicles known for their sensitivity. This is essential for male and even female boxers.
Protective helmet: it is compulsory only for amateur boxing.
The punching bag: an essential ally used during boxer training. He will use it to refine his technique and perfect his gestures and reflexes. Gloves: the essential for the English boxer!
The main function of these is to protect the boxer's hands (knuckles and joints), and to some extent protect the opponent from the harshness of the blows. They consist of three parts: the hand and fingers on the one hand, the wrist and the thumb. Small peculiarity, the thumb of the hand must be retained with the rest of the hand for more safety!
As characteristics of boxing gloves, it is necessary to take into account: the size which varies according to the weight of the category. Also the material which obviously depends on the price. We will find ranges from imitation leather to real leather. Of course, it also has an impact on the durability of the chosen model.
All these elements will have a definite impact on your practice and your technique: power, force of impact, agility ... Make the effective choice of a pair of gloves with a good value for money.