Wearing both a groin guard and mouth guard when sparring in the boxing gym is essential for the most obvious of reasons.
Boxing Abdo Groin Guards Whether you are competing or during heavy sparring sessions you need to have extra protection so a full abdominal and groin guard designed for boxing is highly recommended. Abdominal groin guards are often called an abdo guard for short. Never make the mistake of assuming you can get by for a minute without wearing adequate protection for your groin as accidental punches and collisions can happen without a hint of any warning. Remember groin guards do not work after you get hit so never put off putting one on as its much better to be wearing a groin guard too early than too late.
If you find a groin guard is a little uncomfortable to wear just image how uncomfortable it can be when you hit without wearing a groin guard. Better to just to make sure you have the right groin guard fitted and train with in on until you get use to wearing it.
Boxing Mouth Guards Wearing a good quality mouth guard for boxing can be even more important as wearing a groin guard not only to protect your teeth but mouth guards also help to hold the jaw in place reducing the risk of concussions from the lower jaw slamming into the TJM, base of the brain and skull.
Mouth guards using new Gel technology tend to be a more comfortable fit and absorb more of the impact.
Brain pad mouth guards are world renown and highly recommended for doing the best job of protection and they also allow you to breath without opening your mouth. By having a mouth guard like the brain pad mouth guards that allow you to still breath with your mouth closed helps to prevent you for getting hit with a loose jaw which causes the most amount of damage with concussion.
If you are not use to wearing a mouth guard and find it difficult breathing and uncomfortable wearing a mouth guard, then the best solution is to train as often as possible wearing your mouth guard until you get so use to wearing it you do not even notice it anymore.
You want to train yourself wearing a mouth guard until you get to a stage that you do not notice yourself wearing any protection until you get hit then you are so glad you are protected.