MMA Equipment That Should Always Be In Your Gym Bag
Those who’ve trained for a year or two will tell you that your gym bag is going to be full of stuff in no time. But, they’ll rarely tell you what you will need for the first few months and what should always be in there.
Lucky for you, there’s a list below full of info about the stuff that you should always put in your gym bag.
Check it out.
- Fight or Grappling Shorts
You should never ever dare about taking MMA seriously if you don’t have this piece of MMA equipment.
Modern MMA shorts are designed to be stylish, affordable and most important of all are spacious enough to give you enough room to move so you’re comfortable while wearing it.
Quality shorts are a good investment, especially since they’re going to last you for years at a time.
Also, considering that this is your first few pairs of fight shorts, try to actually fit or wear them first before just buying them right there and then.
- A Quality Groin Guard
There’s always going to be that one guy in the gym that tells you that a groin guard isn’t necessary. NEVER TAKE HIS WORD FOR IT.
Sure, you’re rarely going to get hit low during actual fights and in sparring matches, but when you, it’s best to have some form of protection. Hence, the groin guard.
- Mouthpiece or mouth guard.
The thing with MMA is that you’re always going to get hit and when you do get hit, you’re going to want to have some kind of protection for your pearly whites.
- Rash Guard
You’re likely never going to wear a rash guard while competing or fighting. However, during training, rash guards can come in handy as they help with rashes and abrasions. Though, more importantly, rash guards help protect you from all sorts of bacterial infections, with the most notorious being staph infection.
- MMA Gloves and Boxing Gloves
No, this isn’t by mistake. MMA gloves and boxing gloves are different. And, during your MMA training, you’re going to mostly rely on your boxing gloves more for the first few months simply because they offer better protection when striking, especially in heavy bag work.
When looking for either one of the two, however, always consider quality and a snug fit. And also, never ever cheap out because you’re going to have to wear them for a long time.
Your gloves are going to smell horribly bad after a few months of use and the only way to prevent that from happening is to fit a glove dog inside to absorb all the sweat and keep them fresh.
Not exactly a big necessity and all, but more of a hygiene thing. But still, you definitely will want to consider this.
These MMA equipment are THE MOST important pieces of equipment you’re going to buy and put in your gym bag, so make sure that you don’t cheap out and of course, always take your time when choosing.