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How to Choose the Best Boxing Gloves: The Ultimate Guide

Choosing the right pair of boxing gloves is one of the most important things you can do to improve the quality of your training. Having a bad pair of gloves is like finding you have a rock in your shoe: it’s aggravating, irritating, and may even increase your chance of injury over time. You may think choosing the best pair of boxing gloves is easy. But it’s not. Sure, you can just walk into your local sporting good store and buy a random pair of boxing gloves. But there’s a pretty significant chance you a) won’t like the gloves and...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Muay Thai Heavy Bags

One of the keys to improving in Muay Thai is using the heavy bag in your training. The heavy bag is one of the most underutilized training tools in Western gyms because it requires people to put in work on their own. Whether you show up early or stay late in your gym, it is important to get your work done on the heavy bag on your own time. Heavy bag training can allow you to work on a number of areas of your game, without needing a pad holder. Since you can work on the heavy bag at your own...

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Ultimate Guide to the Best Muay Thai Kick Pads (2017 Edition)

One thing that sets Muay Thai apart from other martial arts is the use of the Muay Thai pads in training. The purpose of the Thai pads is to allow students to develop speed, power, and technique in their kicks against a real target, while at the same time offering protection to the pad holder. Muay Thai kick pads are the most versatile piece of equipment in the Muay Thai gym. While Thai pads that come in a number of shapes and sizes, they are all designed to take punishment from kickers. If you take a look at Thai...

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Ultimate Guide to the Best Hand Wraps (for Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA)

I’ve completely updated this article for 2017 and added more selections and filled out the categories. This is by far the most comprehensive guide to boxing hand wraps you’ll find. By the end of this article, you should know everything you need to know so you can choose the right pair of wraps the first time around without wasting money on crappy wraps. Why Trust Me? Over the dozen years I’ve been training MMA, Muay Thai, and Boxing, I’ve used seveal dozen different hand wraps from at least 12 different brands. I’ve used wraps in training and sparring — so...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Muay Thai Headgear

When it comes to any sport that involves impact to the head, it is important to realize that there is risk involved anytime you are taking strikes to the head. While the sport of boxing has long documented the long-term effects of impact to the head, Muay Thai is another sport that can result in long-term brain damage. While it is true that striking arts like Muay Thai that utilize more weapons don’t produce as many constant blows to the head, over time the damage can still add up. Anyone who ever spars boxing is likely going to suffer from...

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