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by Vermin Inc
Boxing gloves have been around since the sport started. They can be found throughout history and have been used by many different cultures and many different styles of fighting. Most people think that gloves are used to soften the blows and protect the person getting punched but they are acutely there to protect your hands.
First things first. Where are you going to put it? This can be a big problem for some people. Not everyone has a bunch of free space in their home, or apartment. If your getting one for your gym then space is most likely not an issue.
Your hand are made up of many small bones, ligaments and tendons and constant unprotected abuse can quickly damage all of those internal parts. It is not that they are fragile but constant abuse can really do some damage. You are going to need protection. In boxing your hands are your weapons and if you do not protect them, then your boxing career will be short lived.
So what kind of gloves do YOU need? Well that all depends on what you are going to be doing. There are several different types and each one can be used for something different.
If you are trying to increase your upper body strength then a good pair of weighted gloves are what you need. They can provide one heck of a cardio workout. They have built in weights and some brands have weights that can be added or removed to help work out the muscles in your arms and upper body.
If you are a boxer in training then you are going to need an excellent pair of training gloves. These will help keep your thumbs and fist in the correct position and avoid injury.
If you are practicing your martial arts then you most likely want sparring gear made especially for martial arts. Martial arts sparring gear will also come with padded head gear and foot pads.
Then you have MMA or Mixed Martial Arts. There are gloves made just for this type of fighting. They are called MMA gloves.This style of gloves is smaller and allows the use of your fingers for grappling moves and hair pulling. Just kidding about the hair pulling.;)
Do you have a heavy bag that you like to take some aggression out on? It can be a great way to exercise your upper body and stay fit. You might want to look over the heavy bag gloves, they are made just for this purpose.
What if you just happen to love the color pink? Well if you do then you are in luck because you can also find great boxing gloves that are pink and even some that are purple.
As you can see there are quite a few different types of boxing gloves and they all have their own unique purposes. Make sure you get the correct ones and keep your hands protected.
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