Gym Bag Essentials for Every Boxer
Apart from the obvious boxing attire, such as your top and shorts, your gym bag should include other boxing essentials that you can’t go without. Here at FightCo, we understand the importance of remaining calm and clear minded before any boxing competitions so we’ve put together a small list of items that you should have packed ready in your bag – just to make things a little easier for yourself.
1- Gym Bag/ Holdall
Your gym bag will take more of a beating than your opponent in the ring, so make sure you choose one that’s going to withstand being handled and used every day. We’ve picked out the Sandee Heavy Duty Holdall that’s perfect for your boxing gear. It’s large enough to carry the essentials plus more, such as your towel and change of clothes for when you’ve finished training – it even has specialised pockets for your phone and dirty clothing. It’s made from heavy duty, waterproof nylon and so it’s sure to live up to its name – unbreakable.
2- Boxing Gloves
Of course, you’re not going to forget your boxing gloves, but we thought we’d include them in the list just to make sure! Everyone has their favourite brand when it comes to choosing their perfect pair of boxing gloves, but one of our customer favourites are the Fairtex Boxing Gloves. Available in 4 different sizes, the Fairtex boxing gloves are manufactured with a tight fit hand compartment to give a secure fitting and they’re suitable for both pad work and sparring.
3- Head Guard
Head guards are generally used in training, or if you’re an amateur boxing in a competition, to offer support and protection to your head and face. Here at FightCo, we stock head guards from Yokkao, who offer hand made guards that are made in Thailand which offer unbeatable head and cheek bone protection. They come in one size and are suitable for both children and adults as they have an adjustable lace top.
4- Mouth Guard
We don’t have to go into great detail why a mouth guard is undoubtedly one of the most important items in your protective arsenal – even during light sparring. A mouth guard prevents your teeth from cutting the inside of your lips when you get hit, and also allows you to bite down harder to keep your jaw firmly closed. Our most popular mouth guard is the Bad Boy Pro Series Mouth Guard.
5- Skipping Rope
Many experts and trainers believe that the skipping rope/ speed rope is one of the best training products available for boxing. Using skipping ropes within your warm up or training routine can not only improve your endurance, but also your balance and footwork. Our Venum Competitor Weighted Skipping Rope will make a great addition to your training program.
6- Hand Wraps
Hand wraps are important to use to help prevent injuries to your hands and wrists. Without a doubt, the most popular hand wraps we sell here at FIghCo are the MTG Pro Elasticated Hand Wraps. Elasticated with a Velcro fastener, they offer both comfort and protection – protecting your tendons and muscles in your hand and wrist.