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If you are searching for boxing equipment, DICK'S Sporting Goods offers a range of boxing gloves, punching bags, protective gear, punch mitts and shields, hand wraps, and boxing stands for bags of various weights.
With boxing equipment brands that include Pure Boxing, Everlast, Century, Combat and Ringside, DICK'S has the products for every boxer, from the beginner to the pro. DICK'S Sporting Goods also provides equipment and boxing apparel options for men, women and youth, including boxing trunks in a traditional style.
If specialized boxing gear is what you are looking for, DICK'S has adjustable weighted vests and jump ropes for use in training to improve your workout effectiveness for increased speed and agility.
Whether you're a casual boxer interested in fitness or a more serious competitor, at minimum you need the following gear: boxing gloves, hand wraps and protective gear. Additionally, you might consider punching bags and equipment for home training.
The size and type of glove depends on your weight and primary use. If you weigh more than 130 pounds, you should buy at least a 16-ounce glove. Use a lightweight glove if you mostly do bag work and a heavier weight if you spar a lot, since heavier gloves mean more padding.
Your choice of boxing hand wraps are a matter of preference; if you like a tighter fit, then choose a traditional style; if you prefer more stretch and comfort, then choose an elastic style.
Heavy punching bags are geared for improving overall punching and kicking techniques, while speed and reflex bags work on endurance, speed and reaction time. Before buying a hanging bag, be sure you have a strong support beam present where you are going to use it.
Tips and Expert Advice
Two of the most important items to consider when purchasing boxing equipment are a pair of good quality boxing gloves and a weighted boxing vest.
Boxing gloves are individualized and come in various weights and sizes. Heavier weighted gloves can protect your hands and face better than lighter weight gloves. You should also decide whether you would like a Velcro or laced pair. Velcro is quicker while laces are less likely to cause injury.
Weighted boxing vests are very useful if you're training to compete. The added weight during training helps to increase your speed and the intensity of your workout. They can be purchased in various weights, and some come with the ability to add or drop weight. This allows you to increase the challenge as you improve.