DICK'S Sporting Goods offers a large selection of MMA gear from top brands like Century, UFC and Everlast. DICK'S covers every aspect of the sport including MMA punching bags, gloves, training accessories, protective gear, apparel, hand mitts and equipment for juniors. Junior safety gear features starter training items such as hand pads, headgear and mouthpieces.
DICK'S also offers weighted vests, sauna suits and medicine balls. Weighted gear includes 10-pound, 15-pound, 20-pound and 40-pound weighted vests, as well as weighted jump ropes. Medicine balls are available in 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20 and 30 pound sizes for workouts geared towards toning or strength training.
Heavy bags, an essential piece of MMA gear, simulate striking an opponent. These meet the most basic MMA needs as they can withstand hours, days, weeks and even years of repeated use.
MMA gloves and hand pads protect the palms, wrists and knuckles during heavy contact training. Head gear and mouthpieces reduce injury to the head and mouth. Designed to be clenched, hit and chewed on, these items are engineered with tough, durable and reliable construction.
Weighted vests add mass to your torso and aim to increase your endurance and agility. These vests create more body weight for your frame to work at supporting while you spar, run cardio or crank out pull ups and push-ups.
Medicine balls concentrate tension through your core. They are held tightly in the hand while performing a vast array of exercises. They also build core strength by being thrown upward, slammed against the ground and tossed back and forth between two part
Tips & Expert Advice
Before purchasing any MMA training gear or equipment, consult the organization under which you compete to confirm their rules and regulations. Boxing promoters require each corner to use a specific color of glove and competitors in point-sparring based karate tournaments must have both red and blue shin guards, gloves and belts available.
Choose a top-of-the-line mouth guard, and follow the fitting instructions carefully. Custom-fit and boil-and-bite mouth guards come with dental insurance policies which ensure that your dental treatment costs are covered in the event of an MMA training-related injury. Improper use of your mouth guard invalidates this insurance.
Weighted vests, medicine balls and other training aids are suitable for all kinds of MMA enthusiasts. Purchase a range of weights to allow for both high-repetition endurance training and lower-rep strength-specific training.