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Anyone tried these for Combat?
I usually start class with one pound fingerless weighted gloves. Sometimes I don't take them off, but sometimes I only wear them for half the class. I have seen people wear two pound fingerless gloves. Most people who wear gloves do it only for show.
I don't like wraps and am glad you found that link! Now I'll have something to wear when I start Muay Thai again.
You're right, most people wear gloves for show in Combat. Its like dressing up for Jam I suppose. It's all in fun until someone starts thinking they can ESK a large dude in an alley!
Personally weighted gloves and gelwraps seem less silly than the weight-training gloves I see some folks wear. Wrong discipline, guys
Hey, I love wearing my weight training gloves, partially so I don't have to spend time wrapping wraps, so to speak, they're also useful when I have pump before/after combat. I tried changing between both classes and it just seemed an unnecessary hassle. Although, I am tempted by the pink handwraps at the mo but not sure I have the guts to wear them yet!
When starting with BC I always thought wearing handwraps (or gloves) was a bit overdoing it. Until I got a pair for my birthday. It really helps focusing on my hands and squeezing them tighter to train my arm muscles more.
And it just looks really cool...
My friend has these and loves them. I have used the handwraps, which I choose not to do anymore. Takes too long to put on and they don't breathe at all. I use the mock wrap gloves by Harbinger (training grip wrist wrap).
I prefer my participants to wear gloves. Completes the look, plus, if you are a participant watching yourself in the mirror, you can actually see your hands better and see where the punch is going with gloves on you.