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WHAT DO I NEED FOR KICKBOXING TRAINING?

So you want to start kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a tough sport, and you need good equipment to protect yourself against injuries. Below you will find the items you will need for your sparring lessons, heavy bag training or if you are training from home.
Sparring training
Must have​
  • Kickboxing gloves
  • Hand wrap
  • Shin guards
  • Mouth guard
  • Groin or chest guards
Highly recommended
  • Kickboxing shorts
  • Head guards ( < 18 age)
WHAT IS SPARRING TRAINING?
Sparring is the closest thing to a real fight, without actually fighting. It will help you gain a better grasp of the correct use of the skill and techniques how to utilize them in terms of distance and reach, timing and rhythm, and in different degrees of power.
 

As a beginner in kickboxing, sparring can be a little daunting. But there comes a point in your training when you reach a certain level. Your skills become sound, your technique, fluid.  Generally, sparring should be introduced after about 3-4 solid months of consistent training. Ideally, you will want to have the fundamentals incorporated into your training routine, at the very least.
Heavy Bag training
Must have​
  • Kickboxing gloves
  • Hand wrap
Highly recommended
  • Shin guards
  • Kickboxing shorts
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A HEAVY BAG CLASS?
Heavy bag training is the best way to explore the sport of kickboxing. It gives the opportunity to master kickboxing techniques and improve your stamina. 

If you are going to take lessons at a gym, this will most likely consist of a warm-up, several rounds on the heavy bag bag alternating with strength exercises such as push-ups and crunches.

Depending on your commitment, you will get quick results with kickboxing. On average you will burn between 400-600 calories per class and you will see a quick improvement in your overall conditional health.
Kickboxing at home

Must have​
  • Kickboxing gloves
  • Hand wrap
  • Shin guards
  • Heavy bag
Highly recommended
  • Mitts
  • Jump rope
IS KICKBOXING AT HOME A GOOD WORKOUT?
Yes, kickboxing at home is a great way to get started. Kickboxing strengthens and tones your legs, arms, glutes, back, and core all at once. You're moving through the entire workout, causing you to burn more calories while strengthening your muscles. This equates to fat loss, not muscle loss!

If you don't have experience with kickboxing yet, it is best to start by taking lessons from an online trainer or on YouTube. This way you will master the kickboxing techniques, also the trainer will keep the pace high in order to increase your stamina. When you're a sufficiently trained, you can build your own training.