When you launch your kickboxing journey, “starter” gloves are a smart way to get you through the first phase of the new workout format. They’re cost-effective and offer you enough hand protection, plus they allow you to take them on and off with relative ease. Additionally, the smaller size (about 6 oz. per glove) makes gripping a water bottle easier than if you were sporting a 14 oz. glove on each hand.
Yesterday was leg day. Today, you stand at the bottom of the staircase and exhale. You may be fit or generally active, but the stairs are not an option today. Should checking “inability to climb stairs” this particular day be a cause for concern? How can you tell if the pain you’re feeling is either just soreness or something more?