Product Maintanance

Maintenance Boxing gloves

How to take care of boxing gloves? Your gloves are an essential part of your equipment and remain in contact with your hands at all times.

Boxing gloves, like any other sports equipment need care and maintenance. Gloves can develop a strange smell and bacteria after constant use. The best way to avoid this smell is to take precautions from the start so that it doesn't develop at all.
With a few simple tips, you can keep your gloves clean and odour-free. The biggest mistake most boxers make is putting their gloves in their bag immediately after a training session. After training, don't put your gloves in the bag,as they won't air out and will develop smelly bacteria inside.
Dry your gloves thoroughly, both inside and out, with a towel or dry cloth. Once you get home, hang your gloves in a place where there is good air ventilation. Tip: put boxing gloves, wrapped in airtight plastic bags, overnight in the freezer to kill bacteria.
Afterwards, put them in sunlight for 1-2 days. You can use antiseptic spray once a week to kill bacteria. When you don't use the gloves for a longer period of time, it is advisable to stuff them with paper to keep the shape and prevent dust from getting inside.
Some people also use regular deodorants to get rid of the smell, but this is a temporary solution. You can juggle two pairs of gloves so that when one pair is in use, the other pair stays dry. Don't overdo the chemicals and sprays as the surface of the gloves can develop cracks.
Don't dry gloves in the dryer. Dry them in air or sunlight. Avoid drying gloves with a hair dryer.

It is recommended to change gloves for new ones every 6 months-if you train more than 5 times a week.And once every 12 months if you train between 3 and 5 times a week.Why?For safety reasons (the foam inside can loosen or break in some places, which can lead to injuries for both you and your training partner), as well as for hygiene reasons (sweat from the gloves will develop bacteria that leave an unpleasant smell and can cause skin exemes or fungi).

It is recommended to wear boxing bandages when using gloves.The purpose of boxing bandages is: 1.Protection and 2.Hygiene.



Summary:

After training leave the gloves to dry.
Clean gloves once a week with antimicrobial spray
If you train intensively use two pairs of gloves alternately
Use bandages when training with gloves


Maintenance Shinguards

Cotton Shinguards:

Sock shin guards are essential during workouts involving kicking, so we must learn to take care of this equipment.
These shin guards offer the ability to be washed and dried in sunlight. Once you get home, hang the shin pads in a place with good air ventilation. You can put the shin pads, wrapped in airtight plastic bags, in the freezer overnight to kill bacteria. Afterwards, put them in sunlight for 1-2 days. You can use antiseptic spray once a week to kill bacteria.

Double shinguards made of leather or P.U.

These shin guards, like the stocking ones are essential during training offering much better protection. Double shin pads are most often made of natural leather or Skintex artificial leather.
They need to be cared for as much as the rest of the equipment being our best friend during training. It is not recommended to wash them, only to clean them with a damp cloth to remove the batteries and to use a weekly antiseptic spray. After each workout they should be left to dry, our recommendation is to use 2 pairs of shin pads to alternate with on training days.

Summary:

After your workout leave the shin pads to dry
Clean your gloves once a week with antimicrobial spray
If you train intensively use two pairs of shin pads alternately


Mouthguard maintenance



Mouthguards are made of gel and silicone which will resist the shock to your teeth from knocks but will not withstand intense chewing, therefore it is not recommended to chew dentures.Always keep your dentures in the storage box. After use, wash the dentures thoroughly with water and toothpaste.
Avoid washing the denture with hot water as this will cause it to warp and not fit perfectly on the teeth.Check the surface of the denture periodically especially after feeling some hard knocks as there may be areas where the denture has been punctured by the teeth and it is recommended to change it.
It is not recommended to wear a denture for longer than 12 months because it loses its properties and can accumulate bacteria that can endanger your teeth and health.
Don't borrow your dentures and don't use anyone else's dentures!
Dentures for YOUNG PEOPLE are recommended to be changed periodically because their teeth are constantly changing and they may not fit perfectly on their teeth after*-- a period of time.



Maintenance Compression equipment

By following a few simple guidelines, you not only decrease the likelihood of damage to your compression garment, but you can also minimize wear and tear.

Here are some recommendations on keeping your compression garment clean and some recommendations for maximizing the life expectancy of your garment:
Never leave your garment in your equipment bag for a long period of time, this is the golden rule.
As soon as you get home, wash your compression gear. Try not to tend to leave equipment in your gym bag overnight or with other dirty laundry, this will cause unpleasant smells and can develop bacteria in a very short time.Ideally, after each workout if you don't have the opportunity to wash them immediately, is to leave them in the air in a well ventilated area.
Check the care label: most compression equipment comes with a care label. Whenever possible, check the label to make sure you're using the best washing methods.
Machine washing is obviously the easiest way to wash your equipment, but before doing so you should know that there are a few things to be aware of. Before putting them in the machine, always turn your compression gear inside out and if you can, put them in a special delicate garment bag to minimise friction and reduce bunching of the material.Avoid washing compression gear in conjunction with studded or zipped garments, these can snag the material during washing.
If you want to wash the equipment by hand a few details should be taken into account:
1.Check the care label to determine the temperature of the water used and always use a weak detergent.
2.Use gentle strokes to avoid stretching or damaging the fabric.
3.Use clean water to rinse the detergent and repeat rinsing with clean water a few times if necessary.
4.Finally, squeeze gently to remove excess water. Avoid twisting as this can stretch and ruin the fabric. Remember that compression equipment is typically made of moisture-reducing material, allowing it to dry quickly. Do not dry compression equipment in the dryer. Excessive heat can damage and cause the fabric to tear or swell. Make sure compression equipment is completely dry before storing in the closet.

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