by Jason Fung
A Brief Guide to Home Boxing Equipment
Most people will have an image in the mind that learning how to box is only performed in a gym. It certainly would be a good thing to take lessons in a popular boxing club. For those that may not be able to join such a gym or would like to get a little extra training time in, home boxing equipment might be able to provide the perfect solution. Modern boxing equipment for the home is a tremendous improvement on the equipment that was available in prior generations. You might be surprised at the type of equipment you can purchase for the home and how effective it can be in terms of enhancing your boxing skill.
However, you need to be mindful of the quality of what you are purchasing. There is still a lot of low grade and cheap equipment on the market. Stay away from poor quality gloves that are incredibly low in price and offer little protection. The weaker the boxing equipment you purchase then the greater the potential will be that you suffer an injury. Most would doubtfully want to suffer an injury when training. So, stay away from the inefficient cardio-boxing equipment that has a tendency to clutter store shelves.
There are name brand manufacturers in the world of professional, amateur, and home boxing equipment. It is well advised to purchase boxing equipment made by these companies. The reason for this is obvious: you will want the best quality equipment which can reduce your potential to suffer a serious injury. You would also find the better the name of the manufacturer, the higher the quality of the equipment, and the greater the quality of the workout. When you add all these components together, you realize that a name brand is what you want in your boxing equipment.
You should also determine which equipment is a must for working out at home. Among the most needed equipment would be:
* Boxing gloves (and hand wraps)
* A hanging heavy bag
* A double-end bag
* A Speed bag
* Jump rope
* Medicine ball
There are other buts of boxing equipment you can purchase which can include hook/uppercut hanging bags and lighter hand gloves.
If you opt to work out with friends in your home you will need focus pads and maybe even heavy Muay Thai pads for partner drills.
Those with intentions of sparring will need to take the additional steps to make sure they have the right safety equipment. This will include headgear and mouth guards. Groin protectors are also advised. Whatever you do, do not cut corners on the safety equipment needed to reduce risks when sparring. Your sparring sessions need to be as completely safe as humanly possible.
There is a great array of home boxing equipment available these days. Whether you are interested in learning the Sweet Science for fitness or self-defense, you will discover that you can effectively do so as long as you acquire the right equipment. Thankfully, such home boxing equipment is available for purchase.