Getting Started: 4 Essentials to Set Up Your At-Home Boxing Space
Now that you’ve decided to start training and making boxing part of your lifestyle and workout routine, there are a few things you will need to do before you begin training. Here are the four (4) essentials:
You’ll need to set up a space to perform your workout. Luckily, boxing workouts take up a minimal footprint in your home, garage, basement, or your living room. Make sure you have about a space that’s about 8 feet by 2 feet that you can designate for your boxing workout.
2. Boxing Hand Wraps and Gloves
As mentioned above, boxing gloves and hand wraps are essential to any boxing workout. You can opt for traditional hand wraps or quick wraps depending on your preference. When choosing boxing gloves, read the dimensions and weight to choose the best fit for you.
Here's how to determine the right boxing glove size (link to article).
With FightCamp’s technology, your hand wraps become your trainer. The small and sweatproof Punch Trackers slip right into your quick wraps and track up to 1,000 punches per minute.
3. Punching Bag
This is typically the biggest barrier for people looking to start boxing at home. You might be thinking “where can I hang a heavy bag?” Or “how do I know which boxing bag to buy?”
The answer is simple, FightCamp offers a free-standing punching bag that is properly weighted, easy to move, and aesthetically pleasing. This is how to determine the best punching bag for you (link to article).
4. A Trainer
Choosing a trainer can be difficult. Not with FightCamp. Take the guesswork and time out of finding a trainer. FightCamp allows you to easily start at the beginning and work your way up to more and more advanced boxing techniques. Joining FightCamp is like having a team of elite fighters right in front of you. Download the FightCamp app to start your boxing workouts by streaming from your TV or tablet at home and track your progress.
And there you have it! Once you’ve found your space, bought proper and essential boxing equipment and found a trainer, you’re ready to start punching.
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The Author: Tommy Duquette is the Co-Founder and Head of Content at FightCamp. He is a former US Boxing Team member with 136 fights under his belt and qualified for the 2012 Olympic trials as the #2 seed. He has 18 years experience training clients in boxing and fitness. Tommy is also USA Boxing Coach certified.