As a runner I wanted to mix things up a bit this year and focus more on cross training. Boxing is known to improve your strength, speed, coordination and Improved Body Composition.
My first step was to get my hands on a good pair of gloves and pads to practise Sparing with, the RDX Smartie Focus Pads and RDX Gel Boxing Glove ticked all the boxes and I am delighted with them.
I have been using the 14 OZ and 16 OZ gloves and have been very impressed with the build quality of the glove. They come with ‘IMT’ three layers of Gel integrated padding for heavy duty shock absorption allowing you to train harder for longer. They are made of Full grain cow hide leather construction, so not only do they look great but they are built to last. The Wraparound adjustable wrist strap with D-ring and hook-and-loop closure to provide a secure fit so there was no slipping sliding or unexpected movement while using these during classes. They also come with a handy pouch for storage.
If you are looking for a great quality pair of boxing gloves and are a beginner or experienced boxer these are the ones for you. RDX is known for great quality products at good prices and this certainly is the case when it comes to these gloves. One word of advice would be to select the weight of glove carefully, I found the 16OZ to be a bit heavy for me but I have been assured by a colleague the 16OZ will be the better option when I gain more experience.
I paired the gloves with the RDX Smartie Focus Pads. I really like them they are extremely compact only 6” in length 3.3” thick. They are hand sized pads that are designed to assist you improve your speed and accuracy. They sit extremely comfortable in your hand, have great absorption so they can really take a punch, they are extremely light and come together as a pack of two. If you are looking for a hand sized pair of pads that are built to last these are the ones for you. I am delighted with both products and would highly recommend them to anyone who has an interest in building their cardio and core fitness.
Please check out the RDX site for more information http://rdxsports.com/product/rdx-leather-gel-boxing-gloves-fight-punch-bag-black-.html AND http://rdxsports.com/product/authentic-rdx-smartie-focus-pads-for-boxings-mma.html