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Punching bag

Punching bag

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A punching bag is a sturdy bag designed to be repetitively punched, for use in physical exercise or stress relief in order to improve one of three areas: physical strength, aerobic fitness, or punching technique.Punching bag have been used in martial arts and swordplay for as long as there has been a written history of military training. Similar apparatus in Asian martial arts include the kinawan makiwara and the Chinese mook jong, which may have padded striking surfaces attached to them.

In martial arts and combat sports such as Karate, Taekwondo, and Muay Thai, Heavy bag, standing bags, and similar apparatuses have been adapted for practicing kicking and other striking maneuvers in addition to developing punching technique.


Handwraps

Handwraps

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Handwraps usually consist of gauze and medical tape, and are tattered by boxers under their gloves. They are designed to guard the bones of the boxers hands and wrists when punching. Hand wrap is a strip of cloth used by boxers to defend the hand and wrist against injuries induced by punching. It is wrapped steadily around the wrist, the palm, and the base of the thumb, where it serves to both maintain the alignment of the joints, and to compress and lend strength to the soft tissues of the hand during the impact of a punch.

A hand wrap protects against several common types of injuries that are familiar to most boxers. For instance, it supports the wrist joint, keeping it allied when the contact of a punch is immersed by the wrong part of the hand. It also secures the base of the thumb to the hand, thereby reducing the chance of a sprain or fracture that can result from the thumb prominent an opponents elbow. Most importantly, it extensively strengthens the metacarpus, reducing the likelihood of a fracture of one of the metacarpal bones. Such a fracture is often called the boxers fracture" -- which is usually a fracture in the neck of the fifth metacarpal -- because of its ubiquity among fighters.


Heavy Bag

Heavy Bag

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A long, cylindrical bag suspended by a chain, covered with leather, and filled with either a fibrous material or water. They weigh from 50 to 150 pounds. It is used by boxers to practice their punches, footwork, and stepping. It helps to build muscles in the upper body, wrists and hands.also helps build patience Boxers punch it,move around it,and push it back,just as they would an opponent.


Boxing gloves

Boxing gloves

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Boxing gloves are cushioned to defend the athlete against the increasingly heavier focuses of striking other punching bags,these are the gloves most recommended by trainers for all boxing training, especially for non-sparrers. Sparring gloves are designed to guard both athletes during practice bouts. Professional fight gloves are also designed to protect both fighters, but are generally less padded. Sparring gloves may range from 14 oz to 20 oz, while bag gloves, amateur and professional fight gloves range from 8 to 10 ounces.Small, padded boxing gloves used when hitting a speed bag or heavy bag. The speed bag version usually does not contain padding.


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