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New to punching

Im a teenage male, 5 foot 8 inches, 158 pounds, I have smaller sized hands with thinner fingers.
What size and thickness of gloves is recommended for me?
I want my hands protected but still vulnerable enough to get tougher over time.  
by: Anthony   
12/15/2012 8:52:35 PM
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Hi Anthony. I think you'll want to browse medium sized gloves: For minimal protection and maximum hand development you will want to go with this rival pair: bx-gl-2261, however if you don't have an experienced coach you may end up hurting your hands and joints with these. The other pairs on the medium list, especially revgear and seven brands, would be better for added protection while still developing your punching.
by: TMArtist     
12/17/2012 1:16:57 PM
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What does MMA mean?

What do the letters MMA stand for?  
by: Punching King   
9/20/2012 2:47:35 PM
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Hi Punching King. MMA stands for Mixed Martial Arts like you would see in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). MMA tends to mix striking with grappling and wrestling.
by: TMArtist     
9/21/2012 2:46:44 PM
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Excellent Hand Protection for Small Hands

I recently started bag training. I was using my husband's gloves to start out with - his gloves (Tiger Gear 16 oz) provided great hand protection but were too big for me. I finally got my own (Everlast Pro Style Training 12 oz) - it fits well but it doesn't give enough hand protection. Can someone recommend small bag gloves that provide great hand protection?   
by: Helen   
4/23/2012 11:26:02 AM
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Here are two glove styles to consider:


The first is size small, the second medium. They should both fit and provide good protection.
by: TMArtist     
4/25/2012 11:32:10 AM
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Size of bag gloves

I am in the process of purchasing gloves for my husband.... how should I choose a size for him? Any guidelines on sizing of gloves?
by: Sarah   
1/3/2011 9:38:10 PM
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Hi Sarah. A if he is bigger, like near 6 foot, he'll definitely want large. If he's shorter it could vary. But a good idea is to get handwraps as well, just in case the glove is a bit too large you can occupy that extra space.
by: TMArtist     
1/6/2011 10:59:08 AM
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Need advice

Whats your favorite boxing glove?  
by: QueensBoxing      
7/1/2010 7:05:07 PM
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Personally I like the way Cleto Reyes are built and the general feel they have to them.
by: TMArtist     
7/13/2010 12:54:07 PM
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what the color and size
by: Richard   
7/20/2011 4:25:46 PM
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what all do i need

i want to get my husband a punching bag for fathers day but have no idea all the chains and what not i need with it can someone help me. and what is the differance between glove wraps and bag groves?  
by: nicole   
6/9/2010 3:39:41 PM
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Hi Nicole. That sounds like a great idea for a gift. Here's what you want to do-

First, figure out how much experience your dad has with boxing and how big a fella he is. If he is 6' and has been boxing for years, you'll want to consider a 100lb heavy bag. If he is smaller and will only use the bag recreationally, you can go a bit lighter like 60-70 lbs.
by: TMArtist     
6/10/2010 2:52:03 PM
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This bag right here is a great option if your trying to be cost effective: bx-hv-380. The good thing about this and most other bags is that they come with the chains needed to hang it from a hook or hanger. If you'd like to spend a few more dollars, consider this impressive bag: bx-hv-368. It's very high quality leather, durable, and pleasant to work with.

One thing these bags and most other bags don't address is the actual hook used to hang the bag up with. For that you'll need something like this: bx-ac-36, or if you don't want to drill into your wooden beams, something like this: bx-hv-369.

As to the second part of your question, handwraps and bag gloves are notably different. Handwraps are a long cloth chord that you use on your hands directly to protect the knuckles and secure the wrist. Generally handwraps are used alone for speed bag training, but with heavy bags it is recommended that you get real bag gloves in addition. The gloves provide the foam or gel protection needed to keep training over long periods of time safely. Here is an example of handwraps: bx-ac-312, and here are some nice bag gloves: bx-gl-11.
by: TMArtist     
6/10/2010 2:52:13 PM
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Women Bag Gloves

What women's heavy bag glove you sell and can recommend? It's for a woman that is small-medium frame, approx. 130lbs 5'4". The heavy bag will just be part of an overall cardio-fitness program. Would Ringside's super bag or gel super bag gloves be appropriate? If yes, what size?   
by: Joe   
6/1/2010 5:16:25 PM
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Hey Joe. Super bag gloves would be a fine choice. I would recommend going with the medium size as junior might be too small. Also with medium there is a good chance she will be able to use handwraps to further protect her hands.
by: TMArtist     
6/1/2010 7:01:42 PM
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