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Finding The Right Gloves For Boxing

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If you are one of the tens of thousands who think that boxing is an activity that you would like to excel in, it would be wise to do a little research and find out what equipment will best aid you on this endeavor. you will want to get the best equipment possible to suit your particular needs.

Since the gloves are the most necessary equipment for this sport, finding out what constitutes an effective and durable glove will be important for you to. There are two basic types of gloves, bag gloves and regular boxing gloves. Bag gloves are designed to be used on punching bags or punching dummies and are fabricated to protect your hands during your workouts. They come in various sizes and shapes.

The main difference between bag gloves and boxing gloves is that the latter are constructed to protect both yourself and your opponent from serious injury. They typically come in four basic weights, 8,10,12 and 16 ounces and can be fastened either with Velcro or heavy duty string.

The science behind the construction of good boxing gloves is that a well formed, large area glove will inflict less damage both to you and to your opponent. They better protect not only hands but also the head. Padding materials often used are horsehair, cotton and polyurethane, each having their own unique proponents.

Because of the constant battering that a glove must encounter, a good glove is most often covered with high quality leather which can take the abuse. Most often cowhide is the leather of choice for gloves.

You will want to find a glove that is the right size and weight for you as you will be using it regularly for along time as you have fun while at the same time working to improve your body and your skills.

Nancy Smith is one of the owners of RobbinsSports.com, an online retailer specializing in basketball backboards and punching dummies.