Caring for Muay Thai Equipment

“Caring for Muay Thai Equipment”

After a good Muay Thai work out in the gym the last thing you want to do is worry about cleaning or drying out your Boxing Gloves, Hand wraps and Shin guards, as well as your Thai Boxing Shorts.

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*Thai Boxing Satin Shorts

As simple as it is to put your Thai Boxing Shorts in to the washing machine, if done incorrectly, especially if you don’t know the wash temperatures etc, it can have a damaging effect on the shorts and can reduce the life time of the shorts.Muay Thai Shorts, Thaiboksing utstyr

The best option for the shorts would ideally be a Luke warm watered hand wash but especially in modern societies way of life and how time consuming that would be, the other alternative, as mentioned in previous paragraph is to machine wash the shorts. Noting that all shorts should be washed at a maximum of 30 degrees, turned inside out and when the washing cycle is finished to hand up to dry, and do not, i repeat do not tumble dry.

ムエタイトランクスBecause Satin fabric is a delicate and luxurious fabric it requires special care. If your Thai Boxing Shorts are washed and looked after with the proper care and attention they deserve, as you have spent well earned money purchasing them, the right attention to detail will help ensure that the material used in the shorts will last longer and keep its appearance for a longer period of time.

 

*Muay Thai Hand Wraps

The majority of Manufacturers of hand wraps use a blend of Cotton and Elastane to make the wraps. We all know the properties of cotton and the care it requires to maximise its appearance and wear but elastane I’m not sure. Elastane fibres can be stretches over a greater distance and then reverting back to its natural length when relaxed as the product has a high stretch tension.Bendaggio mani

Most hand wraps have a 5% Elastane material combined with the Cotton material of the wrap which allows the user to wrap the hand over a greater distance, therefore providing a safer use. Elastane fibres also have a high degree of comfort combined with the greater freedom of movement.  Adding the Elastane to the Cotton material used in Hand Wraps allows for shape retention and also accelerates crease recovery after use.

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Correct care must be taken to preserve the Elastane feature of the Hand Wraps for longer life. Over washing them and tumble drying them, as with the Muay Thai Shorts can severely damage the wraps causing them to lose the elastic feature in them.  As with the Shorts preference should be a hand wash in Luke warm water but that’s not always possible. A low heat machine wash is the alternative.

IMG_3213Once washed the Hand wraps should be hung up to dry, and taking the time to run your hands down the wraps whilst they are hanging up to remove the creases that might occur if just balled up and left to dry in a corner and forgotten about. Feel free to give them a quick iron by putting the iron onto a low heat, placing the Iron on a flat surface and pulling the wraps between the 2 contacts to create a new feel and keep the appearance the same. It would be advised to always roll your hand wraps up after each use.

 

*Muay Thai Leather Boxing Gloves

The hands are vital to those doing Muay Thai, as the hands are used for both offensive and defensive manoeuvres, as well as assist in balance and control, therefore it is necessary to purchase the best quality that you can possible buy to protect your hands from damage and harm as much as possible. And taking Care of those expensive gloves should be a top priority of yours, the owner of the gloves.BOKSZKESZTYŰ

We all know that after a long evening’s workout your hands can get very sweaty, but even with your hand wraps absorbing some of the sweat from your hands release, there will be a lot that will still seep into your gloves. If that sweat is left unclean it can create a bad odour which in time if left it can make the smell unbearable and unwearable. It is advisable to clean and care for your gloves as often as possible, if not after every use.

BOKS ELDİVENİThe Muay Thai Boxing Gloves could be just opened up to allow fresh into the inside to dry them out then spray some deodorising spray into them once dry to make they smell nice, and impart to remove any remaining left in them. Alternatively to dry them out you could put some dry charcoal into a cloth or misalign and leave to sit there over night to remove the moisture, and then spray with deodoriser. My own TIP would be to quite simply put a new and unused teabag into the Muay Thai Boxing Gloves and leave sit.

For the care of the outside of the Muay Thai Boxing Gloves after use, wipe down with anti bacterial wipes to remove and germs, blood or bacteria or any other foreign objects that may exist on the gloves. When the Muay Thai Boxing Gloves are removed of all foreign bodies replace back onto the hand and cover with moisturising clean or Vaseline and rub in well with the intention of keeping the leather soft, and with you placing your hand back into the Muay Thai Boxing Glove, while doing so, its purpose is to retain the shape of the gloves.

GUANTES DE BOXEOOnce completion of the rubbing is complete it is importance to rub down with warm water to remove any excess cream left behind, as cold water won’t have the same capabilities as warm to remove such substances. When both the inside and outside of the Muay Thai Boxing Gloves are cleaned, place out of harm’s way so all your efforts of cleaning are not undone via an accident of one nature or the other.

*Muay Thai Leather Shin Guards

The Legs, Shins and Feet are vital to those doing Muay Thai, as the Legs are used for both offensive and defensive manoeuvres, as well as assisting with balance and control. Therefore it is necessary, like Gloves to purchase the best quality that you can possible buy to protect your Shins, Legs and Feet from damage and harm as much as possible. And taking Care of those expensive Muay Thai Shin Guards should be a top priority of yours, the owner of the Muay Thai Shin Guards.

BENSKYDDWe all know that after a long evening’s workout you’re Legs, Feet and Shins can get very sweaty, but even with your Ankle Supports absorbing some of the sweat, after removing the Muay Thai Shin Guards, there will be a lot that will still seep into The Material at the back of your Muay Thai Shin Guards. If that sweat is left uncleaned it can create a bad odour which in time if left standing, it can make the smell unbearable and even the Muay Thai Shin Guards unwearable. It is advisable to clean and care for your Muay Thai Shin Guards as often as possible, if not after every use.

The Straps on the back of the Muay Thai Shin Guards could be pulled back to allow fresh air to circulate around them to dry them out, then spray some deodorising spray over them  to make them smell nice, and impart to remove any remaining odour left on them. Alternatively to dry them out you could put some dry charcoal into a cloth or misalign and leave to sit placed on them over night to remove the moisture, and then spray with deodoriser.

BokshandschoenenFor the care of the front of the Muay Thai Shin Guards,  after use wipe down with anti bacterial wipes to remove any germs, blood or bacteria or any other foreign objects that may exist on the Muay Thai Shin Guards. When the Muay Thai Shin Guards are removed of all foreign bodies replace back onto the Legs and cover with moisturising clean or Vaseline and rub in well with the intention of keeping the leather soft. With you replacing your Leg back into the Muay Thai Shin Guards whilst doing so, its purpose is to retain the shape of the Muay Thai Shin Guards. But in Honesty its not totally necessary to replace your Legs back in them as the Muay Thai Shin Guards are firm enough to not go out of shape whilst doing so.

Once completion of the rubbing is complete it is importance to rub down with warm water to remove any excess cream left behind, as cold water won’t have the same capabilities as warm to remove such substances. When both the back and front of the Muay Thai Shin Guards are cleaned, place out of harm’s way so all your efforts of cleaning are not undone via an accident of one nature or the other.

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