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Old 01-30-2013, 01:07 AM   #2
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Default Re: When to wear 16 oz gloves

the old theory always was to wear big gloves for just about everything because the extra weight would help cardio and arm endurance, and the extra padding would keep you safer..your hands..and also in sparring your partner. However, some would suggest that you should not, because of biomechnicas, the theory being that just a slight change in weight can throw off how you do things....and hence you should train with what you are going to use. I think that is fine for bit and bag and mitt work...as long as you get good gloves, your be safe. Gets a bit tougher in sparring...and you definitely dont want to be sparring for mma in 4 oz gloves. One side note, plenty of pro boxers wear fight size gloves for sparring in camp for the biomechincal reason i meantioned (I know Pac wears fight gloves in sparring) but they still make the sparring partners wear 16 oz gloves.
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