The kind of boxing equipment you’ll need depends on whether you’ll be training with or without a partner. Chances are you’ll do both if you’re hoping to compete or want a higher quality workout.
If you’re training boxing basics with a heavy bag (no partner) you’ll need skipping rope, hand wraps, bag gloves, and a heavy bag. While training with a partner will require headgear, a mouth guard, sparring gloves, and a groin or chest protector.
To start you on your way we’ll guide you towards some of the best MMA equipment (Which is also called ‘ MMA-Ausrüstung ’ in German) for beginners.
Boxing gloves for beginners is quite a debated subject, and there have been many resources written on the topic. To keep it brief here, there are two kinds of boxing gloves for beginners: bag gloves (or training gloves), and competition or sparring gloves.
You’ll definitely want to invest in a good pair of bag gloves. These are made to protect your hands while you beat a heavy bag, so it’s best not to be cheap here or you’ll end up buying a new pair after only a few weeks.
Hand wraps are important if you want to protect all of the tiny bones in your hands as well as your wrists (you do). When wrapped correctly, hand wraps provide protection for your knuckles as well as prevent your wrists from spraining or breaking while you throw heavy punches.
Hand wraps come in many sizes and styles. Longer styles allow you the option of wrapping your hands in a number of different ways, including the between the fingers method and basic method.