But what about the gear?? Belts, wrist wraps, hand guards, mouth guards, shoes…??
Gear can be helpful but also detrimental, just like any tool. It’s important to know what the purpose is of each piece of equipment in order to make a conscious choice about when and when not to use it.
The important thing- don’t become dependent on the gear!
Educate yourself before you buy a tool to make sure you know what it’s for, why you have it, and when to use it.