Boxing Protective Equipment?

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Dec 5, 2012 4:05pm

freefall827 freefall827
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My roommate is very active and has recently taken up a routine with sparring/boxing with one of those rubber torsos. He loves including this in his workout; however, it’s starting to take a toll on his hands.

I’m having a difficult time identifying what kind of protective equipment he would need. Right now he has gloves that he wears weightlifting, but they aren’t padded and cut off at the knuckles.

Can anyone help me figure out how to best protect his hands. I’ve searched and found multiple options, but I’m not sure which would best help him. Padded wraps, padded knuckle gloves, actual boxing gloves???

At the least, can someone explain how each different kind of protective equipment compare. Thanks.

Dec 7, 2012 12:05pm

shensher shensher
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It depends on how he uses the dummy. If he mostly does speed work and grappling, a good option would be those fingerless gloves with the padded knuckles.

If he likes to hit hard, boxing gloves will protect his hands and wrists.

Standard hand wraps can be worn on their own for light work, or can be paired with gloves for added protection (they are wrapped tightly to stabilize the bones and tendons of the hand).

I usually use wraps for speed/agility work and then slip on the gloves when I want to take out some aggression.

Dec 7, 2012 2:33pm

freefall827 freefall827
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I’ve seen him do speed and agility work, but I’ve never seen him grapple. I think I’ll try to get him wraps and padded gloves. Thank you for breaking those down for me.

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