Hello and welcome to our latest newsletter! With summer in full swing and many of us staying active by moving and working out, it's essential to prioritize safety. In this edition, we'll be focusing on tips and tricks to keep ourselves safe while engaging in physical activities. Whether you're going for a walk, hitting the gym, or trying out new exercises, we've got you covered. Our goal is to ensure that you have a fun and injury-free experience. So, let's dive in and discover some easy-to-follow guidelines that will help you stay safe and enjoy your workouts to the fullest!
If you're interested in starting boxing or looking to update your boxing bag, there are several key pieces of equipment that you should consider. Here's a list of what I have in my boxing bag and why each item is important:
1. Boxing Wraps: These are essential for hand health and safety in boxing. Wrapping your hands before putting on gloves helps protect your knuckles and provides support to your wrists, especially when hitting heavy bags.
2. Boxing Gloves: Boxing gloves are an extension of the hand wraps, providing additional padding for your knuckles and support for your wrists. There are two main types of gloves: heavy bag gloves and sparring gloves. Heavy bag gloves have extra padding to absorb the impact of hitting the bags, while sparring gloves have softer padding in the knuckle area to protect both you and your training partner.
3. Skipping Rope: A skipping rope is a versatile piece of equipment used for cardio conditioning in boxing. It's lightweight and can be used almost anywhere. I recommend using a speed rope made of high-quality materials for optimal performance. Avoid plastic ropes as they can lose integrity, twist, and shrink with use and heat.
4. Hand Weights: Hand weights are useful for warm-up exercises in boxing. I suggest using weights ranging from 1lb to 3lb. Lighter weights can help warm up and condition the arms, while heavier weights can be used to build strength and conditioning. Transitioning from weights to your gloves can make your hands feel lighter, allowing for increased speed and power.
5. Towel: Sweating is inevitable during workouts, and having a towel handy is essential for keeping sweat out of your eyes and mouth. It's also important for hygiene and respect when training with others. Avoid using your gloves to wipe sweat, as it only transfers it to your partner, bag, or pads.
6. Water: Staying hydrated is crucial during exercise. As mentioned before, sweating is a natural part of working out, and having water on hand allows you to replenish fluids, enhance performance, and aid in recovery. It also helps regulate your body temperature.
If you're interested in starting boxing or updating your boxing bag, you can check out our starter kits on our website for a convenient option.
Remember, having the right equipment is important for your safety, performance, and enjoyment while boxing.