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Weebler I
06-05-2010, 02:56 PM
I wanted to do an hour's fitness session on the bag today and my right hand started getting sore after about 25 minutes, so I quit on the half hour.

Any idea why it might've been getting sore, I used the following hand-wraps

http://www.melbournefitnessequipment.com.au/avactis-images/everlast.jpg

under the following gloves:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Os0m28N%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg


Any advice, thicker boxing gloves?

AliShaheed
06-05-2010, 03:36 PM
you should invest in some real handwraps. the slip on glove wraps might protect the knuckles, but dont provide enough protection to the wrist and the other small bones in your hands.

Weebler I
06-05-2010, 03:38 PM
you should invest in some real handwraps. the slip on glove wraps might protect the knuckles, but dont provide enough protection to the wrist and the other small bones in your hands.

yeah it's a fair point but it's the knuckles that are hurting, specifically, the two outside knuckles on the right hand.

What about the actual gloves, does it matter what type or size they are in terms of cushioning?

11wordisbond
06-05-2010, 04:40 PM
I wear the everlast wraps under some 180'' mexican wraps for added protection. You should also buy some training gloves (14 or 16oz) instead of those flimsy bag gloves that provoide no cushioning.

Bullrush
06-05-2010, 05:19 PM
did you just start out? if so thats normal your hands arent used to that kind of punishment. if not you should get some old school hand wraps (long ones) first and then make sure you hit the bag the right way. and dont go crazy on the bag, dont try to punch holes in it. if youre new to boxing you can easily break bones in your hand if you do that. do like 70% or so

ALSO
those gloves are more for advanced boxers. the padding is really thin. most people use them for mitt work. like 11 said you should def get some new gloves, dont have to be expensive gloves (make sure theyre bag gloves not sparring :D ).

start out slow at first :boxing:

shogunn
06-05-2010, 10:00 PM
youre probably trying to kill the bag, trust me, it wont die. and with the stuff youre using, youll end up breaking your hand. You can hit the bag hard with 16oz gloves and real handwraps, but not your gloves.

That glove wrap and those gloves youre using offer about 10% protection compared to 16oz gloves and 180 mexican handwraps. And again, no wrist support with those glove wraps. theyre not even wraps really.

Like everyone else said, invest in better equipment.

Weebler I
06-06-2010, 02:46 PM
did you just start out? if so thats normal your hands arent used to that kind of punishment. if not you should get some old school hand wraps (long ones) first and then make sure you hit the bag the right way. and dont go crazy on the bag, dont try to punch holes in it. if youre new to boxing you can easily break bones in your hand if you do that. do like 70% or so

Starting using the bag for fitness around Christmas time, it was hurting my hands with just the gloves so I bought some everlast under-gloves but eventually it started to hurt with those too after about 20 minutes. Not really going crazy on the bag, I think it's the repetition which does the damage.

ALSO
those gloves are more for advanced boxers. the padding is really thin. most people use them for mitt work. like 11 said you should def get some new gloves, dont have to be expensive gloves (make sure theyre bag gloves not sparring :D ).

start out slow at first :boxing:

The gloves that came with the bag had even less padding, I wouldn't even think of using those. Any idea of an example of which type of gloves I should consider investing in?

alza1988
06-06-2010, 03:17 PM
I used to have a similar problem .Have you got any sponge .I cut a sponge in half and just used a mexincan style wrap over the top of it or 2 halfs of a sponge .It works good .
http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240884

Right2TheTemple
06-07-2010, 01:04 PM
xylocaine is your best friend ....

Weebler I
06-07-2010, 03:14 PM
That glove wrap and those gloves youre using offer about 10% protection compared to 16oz gloves and 180 mexican handwraps. And again, no wrist support with those glove wraps. theyre not even wraps really.

Would 18oz gloves provide more protection?

Chip2006uk
06-07-2010, 07:00 PM
Would 18oz gloves provide more protection?

Yes, plus they will do your fitness good because your body will get used to using heavy gloves.

Hitting the bag with bag mitts feels completely different to hitting the bag with 18oz gloves though, with 18oz gloves you will feel like you arent hitting the bag hard and you might feel a bit clunky. Bag mitts are way more fun but its better to train with heavier gloves for both fitness and protection.

Also that slip on glove looks strange, is it one of those gel wrap things? Might just be the shape of them making your knuckles hurt? Having said that though Ive heard some good things about gel wraps

Weebler I
06-09-2010, 11:00 PM
Yes, plus they will do your fitness good because your body will get used to using heavy gloves.

Hitting the bag with bag mitts feels completely different to hitting the bag with 18oz gloves though, with 18oz gloves you will feel like you arent hitting the bag hard and you might feel a bit clunky. Bag mitts are way more fun but its better to train with heavier gloves for both fitness and protection.

yeah it's purely for fitness/protection. I want to be able to train on the bag for an hour plus without damaging my hands further.

What do you think of these 20oz gloves?

http://www.qualitymartialarts.co.uk/sysimages/pro_3107_rsz.jpg

they're martial art gloves, but will they do the same job?

Also that slip on glove looks strange, is it one of those gel wrap things? Might just be the shape of them making your knuckles hurt? Having said that though Ive heard some good things about gel wraps

it's possible, they're a size to big at XL, but I read a review which said to buy them a size bigger - the wrong move with hindsight.

Weebler I
06-10-2010, 06:10 AM
Anyone reckon these safety training gloves would be suitable?

http://www.qualitymartialarts.co.uk/sysimages/pro_3107_rsz.jpg

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Safety-Training-Gloves-Leather-Default/dp/B001JB3JGQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=sports&qid=1276160854&sr=8-3

Cuauhtémoc1520
06-10-2010, 09:56 AM
yeah it's a fair point but it's the knuckles that are hurting, specifically, the two outside knuckles on the right hand.

What about the actual gloves, does it matter what type or size they are in terms of cushioning?

You should hit the bag with boxing gloves. I make my fighters hit the bag with at least 14oz gloves, preferably 16oz. It makes for a better work out and gives you great protection on your hands.

I have never used bag gloves.

Chip2006uk
06-10-2010, 02:48 PM
Anyone reckon these safety training gloves would be suitable?

http://www.qualitymartialarts.co.uk/sysimages/pro_3107_rsz.jpg

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Safety-Training-Gloves-Leather-Default/dp/B001JB3JGQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=sports&qid=1276160854&sr=8-3

Those should be fine but like I said, it might feel a bit awkward and clunky hitting the bag with gloves that big. You could opt for a more compact glove (but still the same weight) which might not offer as much protection as those safety training gloves but still offer more protection than most gloves.

ElGuero408
06-10-2010, 03:14 PM
I would invest in some real wraps before purchasing gloves.

qwerty07
06-14-2010, 01:23 AM
xylocaine is your best friend ....

I LOL'ed :drive:

DAN916
06-14-2010, 04:27 AM
Plaster wait about 20 minutes for it to harden..