Boxing is a high-intensity, high-impact sport. This means lots of movement, lots of calories burned, and lots of sweat! Proper workout clothing will help you get the most out of your workout, stay cool and focused, and recover faster. Before putting on your hand wraps and boxing gloves, you must dress for success!
What Do I Wear For A Boxing Workout?
Tops: Tank Top, T-Shirt, or Sports Bra
When boxing, opt for a close-fitting athletic top that wicks away moisture. The best fitness clothes will be made of high-quality material that will help you stay fresh and sharp on the heavy bag, so avoid anything that doesn’t fit you properly. You don’t want baggy fabric getting in the way of your punches. Women, also keep in mind that boxing involves a lot of bouncing movements, so starting with a medium- or high-intensity sports bra with sweat-wicking capabilities is a must.
Bottoms: Shorts or Leggings
It’s up to you! Leggings may be preferable on days when you’re training knees because they’ll add an added layer of protection for your legs. You can also find leggings that offer moisture-wicking and compression. Avoid baggy bottoms like basketball shorts that will catch your knees, and do the squat test to check for any see-through areas before you work out in public.
Shoes: Sneakers or Barefoot
While specially designed boxing shoes are always a good call for heavy bag workouts, cross trainers are a great alternative. Just avoid running shoes – their thick soles make the movements required during boxing tricky. You can also train barefoot if you’re kickboxing! It’s all a matter of preference, and FightCamp’s heavy-duty flooring is sturdy enough to protect your home from scuffs and scrapes, but gentle enough for your bare feet.
Outerwear: Sweatshirt & Joggers
While the best workout clothes for boxing will always be close-fitting, you may sometimes want to throw on an outer layer especially if you’re training outside. The key to boxing outerwear is to pick a well-fitting sweatshirt that isn’t baggy or sporting any ripped ends that could get in the way of your movements. Joggers like the Legends Hawthorne Tech Jogger are a great alternative to baggy sweatpants with a fleece lining to keep you warm and a super stretch to keep you comfortable and flexible.
Best Workout Brands for Boxing
Best Boxing Activewear Brand For Women
Handmade in the USA, Goldsheep activewear is durable, vibrant, and reliable for any workout. The 4-way stretch polyester and spandex blend stay put no matter how deep you squat or how many kicks you throw. The ultra-flattering cuts and quick-dry material are perfect for boxing, and their endless line of unique designs like the Glove Leggings is perfect for stocking your closet with activewear that will inspire you to show it off at the gym! Plus there’s a matching limited edition FightCamp bra!
Best Boxing Activewear Brand for Men
Legends performance wear like the Legends Hawthorne Hoodie is designed, developed, and tested by pro athletes for your training. Stylish, timeless, and made with anti-microbial materials, this activewear will stand the test of time and as many punches as you can throw.
Best Workout Clothes for Men and Women
To say we’re currently obsessed with Superare’s fight shorts and graphic tees and tanks would be a gross understatement. Their polyester and infinity stretch blends make for unparalleled movement capability. Plus, did we mention their shorts have zippered pockets?
Train (and Look) Like a Fighter
Take your workouts to the next level and train like a fighter in FightCamp’s 10-round boxing apparel. Then top off your look with a pair of gloves and tackle the at-home connected fitness solution used by world champion boxers Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather. FightCamp has everything you need to work out on your schedule, with premium boxing equipment and hundreds of on-demand strength, conditioning, kickboxing, boxing, core, and recovery classes led by real fighters.
As Mike Tyson said - “FightCamp is the next level of training!”