A Beginner’s Guide to Heavy Bag Training and Girl Boxing Gloves

In recent years the sport of amateur and professional boxing has undergone a major change; growing from being a solely male dominated activity into one that now accepts and is embraced by women of all nationalities, ages, shapes and sizes. Internationally televised female boxing matches are now commonly aired on major sporting channels and the inclusion of a women’s boxing event in the Olympic Games has enticed a new generation of lady boxers into the ring.

If you’re one of the many enthusiastic new boxers excited about the opportunity of taking on an opponent then you’ve come at the right time, as many of the big name boxing equipment companies have come out with excellent state of the art training equipment designed especially for ladies. Two of the most important pieces of equipment to help you quickly improve your stamina; technique and style are a heavy bag and boxing gloves.

The heavy bag

Over the years the heavy bag has helped to shape professional boxers into the fighters that they are today; it is a relatively simple piece of equipment yet it gives a boxer a full body workout, increases their speed, tightens balance and self-defense movements as well as building up specific muscles and strengthening your overall punch power. Heavy bags come in a number of different weights ranging from 40 to 100 lbs and made from materials such as leather, canvass and vinyl. They are easy to attach to the ceiling, are made to last and it won’t cost you an arm and leg to purchase a decent quality bag.

The heavy bag gloves

The main difference between fight gloves and heavy bag gloves lies in the amount of extra padding used for protection and their overall weight. They tend to weigh between 10 to 16 ounces and come in the classic boxing glove shape with extra padding added to the wrist area with a tight fit and adjustable wrist straps for added protection. As females tend to have smaller wrists less bulky forearms several equipment manufacturers have developed a range of girl boxing gloves with specially designed high density padding that is both light weight and durable. Beginners are advised to choose a decent pair of gloves from a reputable company which is guaranteed to provide adequate protection against training injuries. Due to consistent intense impact to the hands and wrists during heavy bag training many boxers also use hand wraps under their gloves for extra support, although this is a personal choice.

Two specially designed heavy bag girl boxing gloves that provide excellent protection, comfort and a reasonable price for female boxers include:

Ever Last train advanced wrist-wrap gloves:

These simple, well designed 14-ounce girl boxing gloves boast the classic punch glove style with a tight thumb-lock position for a tighter strength punch and extra impact protection. They offer fighters a tight fitting wrist wrap strap for added comfort and are made from a material that not only provides reduced stress to he hands, but also contain microbe technology that keeps away bad odors.

Ever Last train advanced heavy-bag gloves:

These girl boxing gloves were designed especially for heavy bag raining and come in a unique naturally curved hand shape with individually padded finger loops that provide increased impact protection as well as flexible movement. Perfect for a range of fighting sports these gloves are made from a durable high density lightweight dura-foam material with extra wrist wrap support to protect against strains and sprains to fragile areas.