Boxing Products FAQ
- Q: what are the benefits of boxing?
- Q: What weight gloves do I need?
- Q: Do your gloves come in different sizes?
- Q: What is the difference between your imitation leather, and genuine leather gloves?
- Q: What are focus shields for?
- Q: What are focus mitts used for?
- Q: What age range is your junior boxing bag set best suited for?
Boxing has existed for millennia as a traditional combat sport, which relies on striking techniques to competitively fight opponents. When taking into consideration the many health and fitness benefits of boxing, as well as the personal enjoyment and reward it can provide; it is understandable why it has survived for so long as a sport!
Boxing is a fun and effective way to improve your self defense skills and self confidence as well as your self image and health and fitness. The many possible benefits include the following:
- Improved muscle strength
- Decreased body fat percentage
- Improved cardiovascular fitness
- Improved muscle endurance
- Decreased resting blood pressure
- Decreased blood cholesterol
- Increased insulin sensitivity (reduced risk of type II diabetes)
- Improved sense of well being
- Development of potentially life saving self defense skills
- Fun social interaction
Don’t miss out on this incredibly popular sport for any longer, view our full range of boxing products today!
This is a common question; the weight of gloves best suited for you depends on your body weight and purpose. Many individuals will be fine having one set of gloves for both sparring and bag training, while more serious boxers will tend to have different weight gloves for sparring, fighting and bag training.
The following are general guidelines for boxing glove weight specific to body weight, for a pair of training gloves to use for bag work primarily and possibly sparring.
- 55kg & down (12oz or 14oz)
- 55kg – 70kg (14oz – 16oz)
- 70kg + (16oz – 20oz)
Note: Generally most people will not spar with less than a 16oz glove as it decreases the chance of injuring your training partner. So regardless of your bodyweight if you are smaller (55kg and lower for example) you may want a pair of 16’s for sparring, and then a separate pair of 12 or 14oz gloves for bag work.
When it comes to competition, there may be specific boxing glove weights you need to use to meet class requirements, so this will determine which weight of glove you require.
Our gloves come in “one size fits all”. Generally they will be the right size for the majority of users, however if you have smaller hands, the addition of wraps will help fill the gloves out a bit more to make them feel more snug.
Although all of our gloves are high quality, generally speaking genuine leather gloves are more durable and will have more life to them. A new trainee may start with a nice pair of imitation leather gloves, but once it comes time to replace these, it is best to opt for genuine leather as they will last you longer (especially as you begin to hit harder with more experience) and are well worth the investment considering how many hours you will spend wearing them!
Focus shields are used by combat athletes such as mixed martial artists and kick boxers to allow for practice in the coordination, technique and power of kicking movements. A high quality focus shield with adequate padding is definitely worth investing in as it can provide greater safety for both the kicker and their training partner who is holding the shield.
Focus mitts are padded shields attached to gloves to allow for technique training; they are generally used by combat athletes such as boxers, and mixed martial artists. Focus mitts allow for practicing of the coordination of striking combinations, but don’t have to be reserved simply for combat athletes – they can provide a fantastic and fun form of cardiovascular exercise for all!
Our junior boxing bag set is suited for young children around the age of 4-5 as the bag that comes with the set only weighs a couple of kgs and the gloves are designed for very small hands. Some people misinterpret junior as referring to teenagers, but youths of this age group generally speaking can begin to use proper size bags and gloves to train with.