Why is it so important to wrap your hands before putting your boxing gloves on? Hand wraps, the second most important gear apart from gloves, are used to keep your hands and wrist safe.
In some type of boxing, only use hand wraps as the only protection, which is called â€œBounded Fist Boxingâ€, but it is much more dangerous and deadly than any other types that use gloves. Why?
Hand wraps can helps shielding your bones and tendons, and holding your wrists and thumbs. Bounded Fist Boxing is dangerous enough. I donâ€™t have to mention what it would be like, bare bones hitting someoneâ€™s face.
Good hand wraps should be made of good quality of elastic material that will shape your hands and also can let air through. Cotton made is recommended. The generally lengths are 120â€ and 170â€.
Which one you need that would depend on the size of your hands and you boxing gloves. Smaller size might be available in some shops.
Nowadays there are many types, styles and colors of hand wraps you can choose.
Next we want to show you how to properly wrap your hands. Mark that improper use may cause more injury to your hands and wrists instead of protecting them.
Here is our step-by-step of how to wrap your hand. Remember that you can use any other methods out there that most suit you.
First hold your hand out, face it downward and soothingly stretch out your fingers. Start by placing the thumb loop around your thumb. Make sure which side is up and down, some wraps have â€œthis side upâ€ written on it. And do not twist the wrap during the whole process.
Then wrap it across the back of your hand and go around your wrist a couple times high enough to hold your wrist well. Do not wrap your hand too tight to blog your blood circulation.
After that, bring it transverse the back of your hand and go around your palm, and then around your knuckles a few times. From the knuckles, cross the back of your hand to wrap around your wrist again making â€œXâ€. Repeat the â€œXâ€ a few more times.
From your wrist, now itâ€™s time to start wrapping around each finger, starting with the thumb. Wrap around your thumb and go on top of the back of your hand again to your wrist and go around your wrist. Repeat that one more time before you do the same with the rest of the fingers in order. Index, middle, ring and pinky.
Then from your wrist, again wrap around your knuckles. Finish this by wrapping your wrist and fasten your wrapâ€™s hook.
You can alternate the times you wrap in some steps above. It might seem hard for the first time, wrapping your hands also need practice.
Before we go, here are some last tips:
Always feel comfortable with your wraps on. You must rewrap again, if itâ€™s too tight or too loose.
We suggest you to have at least 2 pairs of hand wraps so you will always have one when the other is being washed.
If our instruction is not clear enough, you might want to follow your trainer for the first time step-by-step. Bear in mind that a proper use is really essential.
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