TOP 10 MMA Must Have Gear For Beginners
Gear To Start Training In MMA
Thinking about training in MMA? Looking to join a club but not sure what gear you need? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’re breaking down the top 10 must-have MMA gear for beginners.
Today we’re going to be giving you 10 essential items that you need to start training in MMA. Now let’s start things off.
MMA gloves, this is a no-brainer, if you want to train MMA you need some MMA gloves. These gloves protect the hands with padding, Yet keep the fingers and the thumb exposed in order to allow grappling.
The gloves will protect your hands when hitting the heavy bag hitting mitts and eventually MMA glove sparring. MMA gloves usually range from four to six ounces and come in a variety of styles and brands and characteristics. And if you one day plan to fight you’ve got to get yourself a decent pair.
Boxing gloves are another pair of gloves you need for MMA training they differ from MMA gloves in regards to the fact that they cover the whole hand and wrist with thick padding. these gloves are what are primarily used for sparring, they offer the most protection to both training partners they come in a range of sizes but we recommend getting some 16-ounce gloves for more protection.
And since they are heavier they build your arm and shoulder strength as well.
Another essential piece of equipment to start MMA training is the mouth guard. this will protect your teeth and gums. You can get away with a cheap mold-to-mouth model to start, however it is important that you get a better quality fitted mouth guard eventually.
Always use it whether grappling or sparring because you never know when the unexpected shot may slip in and accidentally chip your teeth.
We know that you value your pride and joy; your meat and two veg, your twig and berries, frank and beans, we get it, so I got you covered, you need to get a groin guard no exception.
Protect those jewels with a high-quality cup designed to endure the hardest kicks of Edson Barboza. I myself used the Diamond MMA groin guard and I swear by it.
Another essential piece of your gear arsenal now the shin guards are more to help out your training partner than you based on sparring, however, you can thank me later than rather than clashing your shins you are crashing these guards.
They protect your whole shin and good quality ones cover the foot protecting all the small bones located there, we recommend shin condition always but whenever hard sparring is taking place make sure you wear these bad boys to keep your partners safe.
MMA shorts are awesome with a range of styles colors, and materials. MMA apparel experts have taken the time to study what MMA athletes need. There is a design of MMA short for everyone and a heap of brands to choose from who specialize in them. They are light flexible and able to handle anything the MMA mat can throw at you.
I myself used to Jaco Resurgence MMA shorts. they’re flexible, fit perfectly, and are a breeze to wear.
Now to start training if you have a t-shirt, singlet, or whatever you can start training but if you want to do it right, be more comfortable, and make it easier on yourself, buy an MMA Rashguard.
A rash guard is a compression wear top they come in singlet form, t-shirt form, and even long-sleeve. they make it much easier to grapple in by keeping your body cool and also since it’s a skin-tight material there’s no risk of toes and fingers getting caught while rolling.
I personally use Bad Boy Rash Guards but most are great. A range of brands and styles and all shapes and sizes means you’ll find what you’re looking for really quickly.
Hand wraps are an essential part of your MMA gear because they provide the ultimate protection for your hands. wearing gloves is not merely enough. if you want to risk no wraps early on, that is up to you however we suggest buying some as they are super cheap and will really support your hand and avoid the risk of nasty injuries like sprains and even breaks.
I wish I wore more hand wraps earlier on in my training because when you’re learning to punch correctly and throwing some heat on some curved mitts, it’s easy for your wrist or hand to cave in and leave you out of training for far too long. hand wraps, get them.
MMA-Specific Gear Bag
Now I hear you asking how the hell can I bring all this equipment into training? Carry them? Plastic bag?
For us who have been training a while, we’ve all been there, but if you’re starting out I suggest getting in early and buying an MMA-specific gear bag.
These are perfect to ensure you can easily carry all your equipment to and from training without any hassle. There is a range of brands and styles of gear bags.
Boom! To me, the number one piece of MMA gear that you need to start MMA training is defense soap. This is so important. don’t just think about what equipment you need to train but what you need to safeguard yourself after training and assure you can keep training. it’s not uncommon for nasty infections like staph to spread in training.
I myself trained in Thailand and I won’t bash where I went. I won’t name names but the place I went to did not clean their mats appropriately and I had this ingrown hair on my arm after a tough grappling session on these mats.
I went back to my dorm room and noticed my ingrown hair had popped and it was a little sore but I took no notice of it.
I flew back home and after a week this little ingrown hair had turned into an abscess and was making me very sick, I went to the hospital and it was a severe staph infection. I had to have surgery on my arm and after about three to four months I could resume training. So get it, defense soap. Scrub up in your shower or bath posttraining and protect yourself.
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