could say that speed bag gloves are a relatively new invention. They
were not all that well known prior to the development of cardio boxing
as a serious means of getting in shape.
In fact they are not easy to find at your favorite MMA equipment store. One of the best places to look is Amazon.
is also not to say that such gloves are not used by professional and
amateur fighters. However, such gloves have grown in popularity recently
and that is a good thing. Such gloves do aid in getting the most out of
a speed workout.
Traditional or Speed Bag?
may wonder if traditional heavy bag gloves are worth using on the speed
bag. The answer really is "no". My arms would be awful tired after
doing a speed workout with heavy bag gloves.
Such gloves are designed to handle long workouts on a very heavy and thick bag.
The purpose of a heavy bag is to develop strength and endurance. That means you have to hit the bag quite hard.
make sure that the hands are not damaged, the heavy bag gloves need to
be quite padded. This way, the knuckles do not break. With a speed
gloves, such padding is not necessary.
This bag is quite light so
excess padding is not required. You could make the claim that the
padding makes the gloves heavier which can add to the cardio benefit of
the glove. In general, such gloves may be best avoided when working out
on the speed bag.
You could use both and see how the differences
between the two impact your workout. Considering the relatively low cost
of both, it would not break your training budget to acquire both.
Once again, the purpose of the speed training eliminates the need for heavier gloves.
The speed bag is designed to develop hand-eye coordination; promote the
ability to keep you hands up; to hit in a faster manner; and many other
Of course, you would be training on the heavy bag to
improve your performance. That means you need the proper equipment to
get the most out of the session.
This is where bag gloves come
into play. With speed bag gloves you can boost your performance on the
speed bag which, in turn, boosts the many great attribute developments
The ability to prevent abrasions on the knuckles can be considered a positive benefit.
the impact on the knuckles is not exactly so severe that you would need
to be extremely mindful of them. However, the problems are enough that
you should take precautions. This is where the aforementioned bag gloves
come into play.
you are wearing the speed bag gloves, you will notice your hands do not
slide off the bag very much. This will allow you to maintain a higher
level of accuracy.
It will also reduce the "starting and
stopping" component associated with being unable to accurately hit the
bag for an extended length of time.
Anything that improves your
workouts is something that should be looked into. Such is the case with
speed bag gloves. While their popularity is new, their value is
pronounced. This is why they are so worth using.