Originally Posted by etwigs34
Hey guys I am fairly new to MMA training.....I'm 6'0 and about 250lbs(changing with workout regiment)
What equipment would be good to get started? (brands too if you have them)
I already have a set of Everlast 7 oz Grappling gloves, a pretty cheap mouth guard(need a better one), and i'm getting a heavy bag.... Any and all imput would be great...
Without knowing your overall schedule and going off your post, my 2 cents would be to research and find a good gym that you can go to regularly. Good coaches will really help your technique in ways books and video's can never do. Plus they can suggest products that you will actually need and use.
After the workouts it is doubtfull you will be needing/wanting extra equipment at home. At least you can evalute your needs after you start working out. Maybe this will save you some cash in the short period.
Also, don't buy cheap quality gear (especially boxing gloves) if you're going to be using it regularly. The thought process is similar to buying cheap shoes/boots if you work on your feet all day.
Also, if you're going to be grappling, spend the money on a good quality rash guard. Mats are dirty regardless of how often they are cleaned with bleach. Its only a matter of time before you come in contact with ringworm or something else as contagious. Most of the time the carriers doesn't know they have it until they have infected their partners.
Hope this gets you started.