Best Boxing Gloves:
There are various types of boxing gloves available today. There are different kinds of leather, different materials, different colors and designs. But there is one thing which all these types have in common – they provide protection from punches and other blows. These gloves protect your hands from getting hurt during fights or training sessions. You need to wear them when sparring with others or even while doing everyday activities like driving a car, working at a job etc.
The most popular type of boxing gloves are the padded ones. They offer maximum protection against punches and other blows. Padded gloves are designed to prevent your hands from getting injured due to impact. Most of the time, these gloves come in two varieties – hard and soft. Hard gloves protect your hands from being damaged by impacts; whereas soft gloves do not offer any such protection but rather make it easier for you to perform tasks requiring dexterity like punching, kicking etc.
Some of the brands that manufacture boxing gloves include Nike, Reebok, Under Armour, Adidas and Warrior. The main difference between these brands is their price range. Some of them are cheaper than others. For instance, Nike’s boxing glove costs less than $20 while Reebok’s will cost you around $50-$60.
Most of the time, these types of gloves are made out of rubber or plastic material. Some of them are made out of leather, and even animal skin for the most expensive ones.
Hand wraps are an important accessory that you need to wear during fights and training sessions. When you wear hand wraps over your hands, it provides protection to your knuckles, the bones in your hand and even partially to your wrist. In addition, hand wraps help make your punches more powerful and also prevent cuts on your knuckles.
There are two main types of hand wraps – padded with loop material and traditional one with a hook and loop mechanism. When you wear the first kind of wrap, you need to wear a wrap over it. It is just like wearing a pair of gloves. You can even get them custom made. These kinds of hand wraps are mostly preferred by professional fighters.
The second kind of hand wrap has adhesive Velcro that sticks to itself. You simply have to wrap the wrap around your hand and then pull it down, stick the Velcro, and it will stay in place. These wraps are easy to put on and take off. However, some people do not like them because after using them for a long time, the Velcro can snag the material of the wrap, causing little pieces to come off.
Other types of hand wraps include hand-held, elastic wrist wraps, pneumatic wraps, elastic bandages and elastic tape. Hand-held wraps are oversized cloth bands that go around the back of your wrist. These are mostly used by people who do not want to wear any other types of wrap. Wrist wraps and pneumatic wraps are generally used to support sprained wrists and provide extra protection during training and fights. Elastic bands and tape are mostly used by boxers who do not want to wear hand wraps at all.
Unlike most boxing gloves, hand wraps do not have any brand names; rather they’re manufactured by companies that specialize in medical supplies. Hand wraps are quite cheap and can be replaced easily. You can get a pair of hand wraps for only $3 to $5.
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