Posts tagged “equipment”

Boxing sauna sweat suit review: Fighting Sports Professional Sauna Suit

Sauna sweat suits a great tool for the boxer or fighter in training. If you're competing, a high quality sauna suit for boxing will be an essential tool for cutting and making weight. However, even if you're training to get yourself into shape and you aren't competing at any level, a sauna sweat suit is still a great option to help pick up the intensity of your workout, burn more calories and make each minute in the gym count for more.

Recently, I was able to check out the Fighting Sports Professional Sauna Suit (available from BoxingDepot.com for $59.95 or less). I've used others in the past as well, but after giving this one a go I was certainly impressed with its quality and results. Below, find a complete review. More... »

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Medicine Ball Ropes & Swing Core Medicine Balls

It's no secret that medicine ball training for boxing goes back hundreds of years, if not thousands, and is one of the true signature components of any effective boxing training routine. Luckily though, boxing training has indeed advanced over the years, and that allows us today to use some of the signature, classic techniques of the past while adding new elements, refining and making adjustments to get superior results.

One of these additions or refinements are medicine ball ropes. You may have heard them called swing core medicine balls, tornado medicine balls, or simply medicine balls with ropes. Regardless of what you know them as, they can be an incredibly effective training tool, boosting your strength and conditioning and taking your game to the next level.

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Why the Century Wavemaster is Perfect for Boxing Training at Home

Century Wavemaster Punching BagThe Century Wavemaster freestanding heavy bag is one of the absolute best pieces of equipment or gear that you can have for boxing training at home. It can help you in numerous ways, take your game to the next level, improve your conditioning and fitness, and much more.

Read on to see why the Century Wavemaster is perfect for boxing training at home, and why you should pick up one of these fantastic free standing heavy bags today.

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How to Get Started Using Kettlebells for Boxing Strength Training

Boxing Strength Training Made Easy (and tough - in the good way) with Kettlebells

I've long been a proponent of using kettlebells for boxing strength training. These training tools are extremely effective, flexible, versatile and convenient, and you can accomplish a great deal in a short amount of time. The list of benefits of is long, and the drawbacks are nonexistent. In other words, there's no excuse for not using them!

Well, actually there's one excuse, and that's if you don't know how to get started. In that case, use this guide to see for yourself how to get start using kettlebells for boxing strength training and you'll start making real progress in no time at all. More... »

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The Ab Wheel Really Works for Boxing Core Strength Training

One of the Best Ab Machines for Boxing Core Strength Training is the Ab Wheel

Any product or piece of training equipment that got its rise from infomercials is simply hard to trust. Sure, everyone on those commercials seems ripped... but will this product actually work at all? One product that bucked the trend is the ab wheel. The ab wheel really does work for boxing core strength training, no matter your experience, age, background or fitness level, and you'll see fantastic results.

In fact, it's one of the best ab machines for boxers that you can purchase and utilize right at home for training in boxing. Use this guide to learn about about the ab wheel, see why and how the ab wheel actually works, and find out more about using it for core strength training. More... »

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Why Use a Medicine Ball with Handles for Boxing Strength Training?

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Unlimited Medicine Ball ab Exercises Can be Done with a Medicine Ball with Handles:

As you're searching for the ideal boxing training equipment to utilize for your workouts, you'll come across all sorts of options. Medicine balls have long been one of the staples of boxing training at home and in the gym, and recent developments have made them even more commonly used, and even more effective. Right at the top of the list is the medicine ball with handles.

This is an amazingly effective piece of workout gear that will open up the door for you to complete an unlimited number of medicine ball ab exercises, core exercises, and total body strength exercises. With just one new piece of equipment, you'll be able to take on dozens of new moves, and you can do them all right from the comfort of your home and without the assistance of a training partner.

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How to Use Kettlebells for Boxing Weight Training

Kettlebells for Boxing Strength TrainingIn the past we've talked about using kettlebells for boxing strength training. Now I wanted to revisit that, and do so with a different twist, talking about how kettlebells are all you really need for your boxing weight training. You can completely eliminate dumbbells, barbells and other weight machines with a pair or two of kettlebells. Use them for a circuit training workout, or focus on adding pure strength and explosive power, or both.

Take a look at this quick guide talking about using kettlebells for a boxing weight training program, the benefits, and the knowledge you need to get the job done correctly. Once you see it for yourself, then you'll definitely want to go ahead and buy yourself some to get started on an effective strength training program that provides total body fitness, endurance, power and much more.

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Build a Gym for Boxing Training at Home for Less than $350

You might be hesitating on your boxing training at home efforts, because you think it would take too much work and too much money to build your own home boxing gym. But luckily for you, that doesn't have to be the case! Now, you can build a complete home boxing gym for your home boxing workotus for less than $300, and with that money, you'll have every single element that you'll need to workout effectively and efficiently. Check it out, and then put together your own, awesome, kickass gym for boxing training at home.

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Everlast Boxing Gloves Review w/ Video – Protex 2 Training Gloves

I finally got a chance to check out the Protex 2 training gloves, from the family of Everlast boxing gloves. Here's a full review of the Protex 2 training gloves from Everlast, including a video segment that we put together after trying the gloves out. After using them for a few workout sessions, I can say that these are great gloves that provide high quality protection, and even my somewhat brittle hands felt really good in them.

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Using Boxing Mitts for Boxing Training at Home

Whether you call them boxing mitts, focus mitts, punching mitts or anything else, they can be effectively used for boxing training at home, allowing you to take advantage of all of their great benefits. This includes improving your technique and timing, and developing a complete and cohesive boxing game that includes both offense and defense. It's no longer true that you need to belong to a boxing gym in order to utilize training with punching mitts. Now, you can have one buddy or training partner come over, and the two of you can train together, alternating turns for who punches and who holds the mitts. Alternatively, for the more industrious out there, you can even setup your mitts on stationary or moving targets, and then you can train in boxing at home using punching mitts without the help of a single other person.

In this article though, we'll focus on using boxing mitts for training in boxing at home with the help of a buddy and partner. The two of you can work together using these tips, drills and techniques to improve your game and start seeing drastically better results in no time at all.
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5 Best Abs Exercises for Boxers without Crunches or Machines

Few parts of the body get more attention paid to them while training for boxing than the abs. For boxers, the abs are extremely important, and it's more than just looking good when you're in the ring. Your abs and your core muscles are a huge source of the power that you generate while throwing punches. Of course, they are also responsible for eating up all of those body punches and keeping you standing on your feet while somebody else is trying to chop you down.

Therefore, learning some of the best abs exercises for boxers is crucial, and it's time to get more creative than just your typical crunches. Crunches and weighted machines don't target your entire abdominal and core muscles, and some of these movements can either be uncomfortable or can lead to injury and unnecessary strain. Instead, start to incorporate these techniques and movements while you're training for boxing and you'll be on your way to a solid, ripped and powerful midsection. You'll never have to do an annoying crunch ever again... I promise!

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Top 3 Must Have Items for Boxing Strength Training

Doorway Chin up BarBoxing strength training isn't always easy. But usually that's because so many of us take the wrong approaches and utilize the wrong techniques. In fact, when you know what to do and how to do it, then you'll find that you can quickly realize big gains, even for those of us simply boxing training at home.

In this guide you'll find the top 3 must have items that you need for boxing strength training. Three pieces of boxing training gear, all of them are cheap and easily accessible, and with them you'll be able to strengthen your entire body, ending up with a physique that looks and feels great but most importantly is also primed for the boxing ring.

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The Speed Bag Set for Boxing Training at Home and What to Look For

Speed bag SetBuying a speed bag set for your endeavors boxing training at home is a quick and easy way to get started improving your abilities. Whether you are just starting out or if you have been training for years, setting up a speed bag platform to practice on and train with will provide an invaluable range of advantages and benefits for your technical skills and your physical abilities as well.

Take a quick peek through this guide where you'll learn about what to look for with a high quality but affordable speed bag set for boxing training at home, as well as some useful information for how to go about making your decision.

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The Free Standing Punching Bag and Its Many Variations

Free Standing Punching BagThe free standing punching bag continues to be one of the most trusted pieces of boxing equipment for home training that consumers turn to. Indeed, they can be very effective and hold a host of advantages over hanging heavy bags, including reducing noise and other impacts such as vibrations, being able to be conveniently moved around from location to location and more.

Before you end up making your purchase though, there are a few different models and styles that you should familiarize yourself with so that you know what to expect and can make an informed decision. Take a look at a few variations of the freestanding heavy bag and decide for yourself which one you want to bring home.

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Century Wavemaster Punching Bag for Boxing Training at Home

Century Wavemaster Punching BagMany individuals training at boxing at home are turning to the Century Wavemaster punching bag as one of their go-to tools of choice. They are convenient and very capable, and provide a wide range of benefits to those who use them.

Additionally, now there are actually several different models of Wavemaster punching bags available, which means you can find one that fits your needs as well as your price range. Take a look at some basic information about the Wavemaster heavy bag and find some great deals and sale prices as well.

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