After any serious session, I end up with bloody 2nd knuckles, mostly on my right hand index finger. This is a problem, because my day job entails a lot of typing.
Now I recognize that form is important, and I have corrected the elements of form that resulted in my ring and pinky fingers getting messed up. But the way my hand is constructed, I just can't seem to get my index finger tucked under far enough that it is out of harm's way.
So this is really a two part question:
1. How do people keep their knuckles from getting beat all to hell when doing vigorous heavy bag training?
2. What are some better gloves that would protect my hand better? Or should I be taping my fingers or something?
Edit: This is the bag I have, incidentally. It's 100#
Last edited by SomeRandomGuy; 01-19-2012 at 09:56 PM.
My job in junior hockey was to fight, and my hands are very beat up, scarred, etc, and using 4 oz. MMA gloves on the bag, I still got several pressure cuts and abrasions, and tore every pair I owned. Since I really wasn't punching a human, I realized it might be better to get something to protect my hands against an inanimate object, and these have done the job so far.
Originally Posted by Hawk
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Originally Posted by Fritz27
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Seems like pretty good wrist support, and reasonably comfortable. I tried on several different styles of gloves before deciding on these.
Picked up a 3 pack of wraps at the same time. They came with instructions. Pretty simple, really.
I went at the bag a bit with them when I got home. Not bad.
Now I have to work on a way to stabilize the bag. It's hanging from about 5' of chain, from the peak of my garage roof, and tends to move around a lot. I had hoped at 100# it wouldn't move so much. It turns out the ones at the training facility I go to are 185#, which explains their relative stability.
The other thing I realized is that this is a lot of fun. I absolutely love being able to come home after a crappy commute and pound the sh!t out of something. It really calms me down.
if you're strictly hitting the heavy bag and not using these gloves for anything else, i would've opted for traditional boxing gloves with thumbs and the little connector at the tip of the thumb. if your bag is swaying like crazy you might clip your thumb and hurt it. also the more oz the easier it will be on your hands.
I use revgear boxing gloves (12oz) and nonelastic wraps. My classes are an hour and a half long and I've never bloodied my knuckles or hurt my thumbs or wrists on any surface, heavy bag, speed bag, or sparring.
When I started Kick boxing my knuckles would get torn up. I learned that hand wraps help big time. Also if you are just starting out your body needs to adapt. Everyone who just starts punching pags will have some sort of a abrasion on their knuckles!
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