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MF's guide to the best fight gear

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Luta MMA Performance Rash Guard

The six stretch panels and strengthened flatlock seams in this lightweight rash guard ensure that even in the trickiest submission situations your arm will tear before the fabric does. Antibacterial ventilation panels under the armpits help improve breathability and reduce the stink, while its quick-drying fabric allows you to wash and dry it overnight so you’re ready for the next day’s session.

Price :

£40

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Lonsdale Club Training Glove

These 16oz (450g) training gloves provide plenty of dense padding and cushioning, allowing you to work on a heavy bag without hurting your hands and spar without re-arranging your partner’s face. Extra support around the wrists helps to minimise the jarring impact of a misplaced punch, while ventilation panels on the palm ensure that heavy training sessions don’t leave your hands smelling like you've been sprayed by a skunk.

Price :

£23

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Fairtex Thai pads

There are cheaper Thai pads available, but few are as comfortable, durable and functional as these. The outers are made from high-quality, 100 per cent leather that can take serious punishment without cracking or degrading. They're also excellent at softening heavy impacts but are tough enough to condition your shins and knees. Secure straps make them easy to fasten on your own, while a target logo in the centre will help to improve punching accuracy.

Price :

£100

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Shock Doctor Ultra Martial Arts Padded Shorts

These shorts feature a series of high-tech foam pads that have been designed to dampen the impact of heavy slams and blows without compromising freedom of movement. A pocket on the front holds a groin guard in place and they come equipped with leg grippers to stop them from riding up, eliminating the risk of grapple-induced wedgies.

Price :

£44.99

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Max was the head of digital content for Men's Fitness which worked alongside Coach between 2015 and 2019.