According to studies, children need to spend at least 30 minutes a day exercising to promote healthy growth. But instead, they are spending most of their everyday lives stick to electronics. In order to get their kids more active, parents usually put their children in after school or sports programs, like boxing.
Boxing is a highly recommended activity for improving physical health. Many think of this sport to just revolve around fighting, but there are many other interesting aspects. For example, boxing can be an extremely valuable tool for your children to defend themselves if they ever need to. Furthermore, by learning the boxing mechanics, your children will also be learning control and discipline. In order to be a good boxer, an individual must be disciplined and go through the motions with precision.
Luckily for your wallet, boxing is a pretty inexpensive sport to get your kids involved with, at least when they are first starting out. There are people out there who may tell you your kids need every latest gadget guaranteed to help them KO every opponent they have but don’t believe them. All your children really need are some kids fighting gear designed to protect them. The rest is hard work and determination.
Here are some of the kids fighting gear your children will need to get started.
Also known as training gloves, bag gloves are designed with just enough padding to protect your kids’ hands while they punch on the heavy bag. This is one of the kids fighting gear you won’t want to go too cheap with. Get a quality pair, otherwise, you will end up buying another pair real soon as the first gloves disintegrate on the bag. Look for a durable leather glove that can take the punishment and that also feature Velcro fasteners for ease of use and to ensure the gloves fit your kids’ hands securely.
Your kids’ hands are their weapons, so they need to be protected. There are numerous little bones in their hands which will break and cripple if the necessary precautions are not taken. The best way to do that is by using hand wraps, which will provide protection for those bones. Hand wraps will also help prolong the life of bag gloves as they soak up the sweat that would otherwise seep into the gloves.
Headgear tends to take a lot of abuse, so when deciding what to buy, ensure you get something that is going to last. This means not choosing the cheapest vinyl set of headgear you come across, but actually investing in a quality product. There are many models, ranging from minimal head coverage to styles that cover everything but the eyes. You might want to choose a headgear that covers as much of your kids’ head as possible, fits tightly and laces up so it stays tight.