Wrapping your hands when training is one of the most important things and shouldn’t be neglected even if it’s a quick or light workout. Your hands and wrists have loads of little bones which can be quite fragile especially if they are put under the impact of continuously hitting a heavy bag.
The purpose of hand wraps is to support your hands and your wrists, and to minimise any potential damage to your hands and wrists from training. So if you don’t already have a pair, then make sure you get yourself a pair of hand wraps before you start training.
You’ll also need to know the different types of boxing punches if you don’t already know. In this video I will be teaching you my preferred method to wrap my hands.
How To Wrap Your Hands For Boxing
Step By Step Guide:
– Both men and women should be using 4.5 metres (180 inches) hand wraps, women with smaller hands may get away with 2.7 metre (108 inches) hand wraps.
– Do not wrap your hands too tight as this can cut off your blood circulation and do not wrap your hands too loose as this may not give it any protection.
– The side of the hand wrap where the stitching sticks out is usually the side that should be facing down onto your wrist.
– Keep your hands open with your fingers slightly spread apart at all times. This will ensure the wrap won’t be too tight or too loose.
– Place your thumb through the loop and wrap around your wrist 3 times. If you’re wrapping your right hand the wrap needs to be going in a clockwise motion and for the left hand anti-clockwise.
– Transition the wrap diagonally across the palm of your hand, so the wrap should now be by your index finger.
– Wrap around your knuckles 3 times.
– Transition the wrap diagonally across the palm of your hand, so the wrap should now be between your thumb and your wrist.
– Wrap diagonally over the top of your hand and slide the wrap between your pinky and ring finger, the wrap should be back between your thumb and wrist.
– Wrap around your wrist once.
– Repeat the same steps going between the ring and middle finger next, then between the middle and index finger.
– After you’ve wrapped between your middle and index finger, wrap around your wrist but not all the way, when the wrap is on the same side of your wrist as your pinky finger is, wrap diagonally across your palm so the wrap should now be next to your index finger.
– Wrap around your knuckles 3 times again.
– Wrap diagonally downwards across the top of your hand, slide the wrap underneath to the other side of your wrist, wrap diagonally upwards across the top of your hand.
– Slide the wrap across the palm of your hand, so the wrap should be by your index finger.
– Wrap diagonally downwards across the top of your hand and keep wrapping around your wrists until you finish.