Before hitting the MMA gym for the first time, the best way to raise your self-esteem is to know how not to look and behave as a complete newbie. This sport is anyways all about competition, so you might as well star of with a competitive spirit from day one with being well informed and equipped with all that is necessary for starters.
First things first, you need to get a hold of your own MMA gear. Even thought you don’t need to have all of the items required on your very first day, do make sure that you have the basics, which are:
- Your very own Jock Strap
- A cup
- A mouthpiece
- Boxing gloves (16 oz. )
- MMA gloves – you may choose from training or fighting, depending on the particular need, or get both kinds
- Shin guards – these guards provide enough protection for all of those who strive to be professional enough and not exceed the limits with the partner
In case you want to be more advanced, these are the items you need to get:
- A pair of leggings and a Rash Guard – these will protect you fully from all sorts of microbes, as well as keep your elbows and knees burns free.
- Knee pads – You can choose to make their surface smoother cause in order to protect your knees, they might come as abrasive on the outside. The bubble knee pads are a good choice and they will save your knees from hard dropping on the floor.
After you finish packing yourself and preparing mentally, you are done with your part of the deal, but don’t forget that you are not alone in this. Although you may not choose your opponents, you can surely choose the gym and the trainer that will help you work your way to the top. Doing your research is also part of the duties you have before you enter the gym for the first time. Check the background of the person that will attend you. Once there, all set with your MMA gear, you also have the chance to explore the environment fully and decide whether it is in accordance with your requirements. Ask all the questions you need to ask and listen to the answers. Accept the challenge and most importantly, respect every person you face there, just as you’d wish for them to show you the same respect.