Important equipment you should have as a beginner boxer

If you are into boxing but have not started, you might be conflicted over what you need to start.  People often spend so much money on things they do not need, and once they realize that, it is frustrating. If you want to get into boxing, it makes sense for you to know what equipment you will need. If you do not want to go to a gym with other people, having a home gym will help. While you cannot go all out with the equipment and space, you can still get enough that will ensure you get to practice your boxing and get good at it. Since they are your equipment, you also get to customize them based on what you like.  Since there are so many of them, Probellum can guide you on what would work and what would not. Here are the main ones you need to get started. You can figure out the rest later on.

 Boxing gloves

One of the most important things you need to get when it comes to boxing has to be boxing gloves. Without them, then the entire name boxing would be here. While some people prefer to train without gloves, you might injure your hand in the process. With the gloves, you get to know how to fold a proper fist, and you can hit the bag as many times as you want without fear that you will break a bone or injure your hand. The standard sizes for these gloves are usually 8 to 10 ounces.  If you are of a smaller build, then you might need to get a smaller-sized glove. The one thing you should do is ask the shop where you get the gloves from for their advice. Since they have been selling this gear for a long time, they are better placed to give you suggestions that would work for you. Get a couple of gloves just in case you plan to spar with a friend.

Hand wraps

While the gloves will protect your hand in general, the hand wraps ensure that any part of your hand and wrist with small bones is also protected. The impact of your punch is sometimes so strong that you might end up injuring your arm. With the wraps, you get to avoid all that. Take your time and learn how to wrap them properly around your arms.  They will protect your knuckles even when they are in the boxing glove. Some people only use the hand wraps when using the boxing bags, then switch to boxing gloves when they start sparring. It can help you know just how strong your punches are and if you would like to change the weight you put on the arm. Take your time and figure this out as you go along.

A heavy bag

While there is a chance that the gym you go to might not have a heavy bag, it is necessary when you plan on sparring on your own. A heavy bag will act as your opponent, and you can get it in any size you want.  Most people do not get it because they do not see the need for it. On the other hand, you could choose to get it because you might not always have a companion with you when you plan on sparring. It makes for a great exercise point in the house. When it comes to the weight options, most people recommend you get the heavier bag since it will not swing around too much when you are boxing.

Boxing mouth guard

While you might not need it when you are practicing on your own, it will come in handy when you are sparring. Most boxing matches will not let you compete unless you have a mouthguard.  It will help prevent your jaw and mouth from getting injured during the fight. You can get a guard that will work for you and start using it before you go sparring. You get used to it that way.

Boxing shoes

Another thing you might consider when you are getting into boxing is buying shoes. While it is a good idea for you to get boxing shoes, it might be a good idea to get them earlier. They come in handy when practicing your movements and kicks.  Ensure they have excellent grip so you do not fall when boxing.


With the right equipment, you will be able to box without hassle. You can be sure that the skills you garner will serve you well and prevent any unnecessary injuries. Consult with a trainer or the shop you are going to so they can get you the right equipment. It will ensure you do not go back and replace them too soon.

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