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:

1. Space

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. Hand Wraps and Gloves

As mentioned above, gloves and hand wraps are essential to any boxing workout. You can opt for traditional wraps or quick wraps depending on your preference. When choosing gloves, read the dimensions and weight to choose the best fit for you.

Here's how to determine the right 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. Heavy 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 bag to buy?”

The answer is simple, FightCamp offers heavy bags that are 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 follow along, track your progress, and even stream from your TV.

And there you have it! Once you’ve found your space, bought proper hand wraps and gloves, decided on a punching bag and essential equipment, and found a trainer, you’re ready to start punching.

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.