I am seeing more and more fingerless bag gloves on
the shelves at sporting goods stores these days. The design of such
gloves is quite the departure from the traditional model of gloves.
And it can be a good departure if you do MMA.
I have some reasons why I think they are a good choice if you are doing MMA.
gloves are generally light, 7oz leather padded mittens. The fingers
were completely encased in the glove with the notion that this would
open reduce potential injuries.
Why is this so and why are they increasing in popularity?
the rise in popularity of mixed martial arts fighting has played a huge
role in the enhancement of the popularity of these gloves.
the past, people only looked towards boxing and kickboxing as striking
arts. Now, the world of MMA has opened the doors to different training
Of course, this also opens the door to different types
of training equipment. Fingerless gloves are a definitive indication of
Why would it be important to use fingerless bag gloves?
if you are training for MMA, you will want equipment that is closer to
what you would wear in the ring. That means if you are going to compete
with fingerless gloves you probably will want to train with fingerless
Nothing is more awkward than competing with apparel or
equipment that is a radical departure from what you train in. Always try
to maintain consistency between training and competition sessions.
What if you do not do MMA?
Those that do not wish to compete
can still use fingerless gloves as part of their training. The gloves
provide a decent amount of protection provided they are used properly.
bears a little further explaining: since you are wearing fingerless
gloves, you need to be 100% sure you are always punished with a closed
You do not want to hit the bag with a
"dangling finger" since this would be a surefire way to suffer an
injury. Be mindful of this risk and the odds will be strong that you do
not suffer any finger jamming or, worse, breaks.
So are fingerless bag gloves or traditional bag gloves better?
Such a question can be a little difficult to answer. Why is that so?
There are two things that need to be taken into consideration here.
first is personal preference. The other is the specific manufacturer.
Certain people will get a much better workout with traditional gloves
while others will get more benefit out of fingerless ones. Again,
personal taste matters a lot here.
You also cannot downplay the
value of a name brand manufacturer. High quality fingerless gloves made
by a top industry name will always be better than low grade traditional
gloves made by a less than reputable name.
(The inverse of this will be true as well) So, you need to explore the quality of the glove before making a purchasing decision.
are some really excellent fingerless gloves out there. I recommend you
give them a try. Century is a top brand and these gloves will love up
to the challenge.