Why do I need handwraps?
Handwraps help protect the bones and
tendons in your hands. In addition, they
will help support your wrist and thumb.
To help prevent injuries, always wrap
your hands before working out.
There are several styles of handwraps
you can buy. see
Mexican style handwraps are popular in
most boxing gyms and clubs. They are
made with elastic material and contour
to your hand.
For small hands, 120" handwraps are
For medium to large hands, you will want
170" or longer
Easy to follow handwrap
instructions and images
Also included are PDF files
of each page which can be
downloaded for off-line
viewing or print outs.
Most trainers have their
own style and variations.
If it works, then use it.
Basic and easy.
Wrap between your fingers.
Same as previous method,
except in a different order
Ribbon method. Provide extra
protection for the knuckles
Ribbon method. Different order.
ADVICE AND TIPS
- If your handwraps don't feel right,
do them over.
- Proper tightness of handwraps is
important. Wraps should be tight enough to stay firmly in
place, but not too tight or they will cut off your
circulation. It takes
- Handwraps have a top and bottom. Some
handwraps are clearly marked "This Side Down". The reason
is that the Velcro should be face up when finished. If
you started with the wrong side down, then on the last
wrap around the wrist, flip (twist) the wraps
- Handwraps can be machine washed. Hang
up to dry. Handwraps get tangled when washed in a
machine. If needed, buy a special handwrap wash bag or
- Depending on how much you sweat, it
is suggested to roll the handwraps back up when finished
with your workout.
- If you work out several times a week,
buy a couple pairs of handwraps.
- For smaller hands, avoid wrapping too
many times around the palm, because the handwraps will
bunch up. For very small hands, you might need to include
a couple figure 8's and extra times around the wrist.
Also see: RIBBON
- Most sporting goods stores sell
handwraps, but usually are the short versions, only good
for small hands.
- Wrapping your hands looks to be very
easy... until you try it for the first time. With
practice, you will figure it out.
The process of wrapping your hands,
involve a couple basic configurations. Below are a
breakdown of the various techniques.
AIBA - RULE III:
My name is Will, I am 18 and I live
near London in the UK and I am a member of a local club. I
recently just got wraps to protect my hands now I've taken
my sparring to a higher level. I found the instructions
useless that came with them but found the ones on your
I live and attend boxing clubs in Scotland and have been
searching the internet for some time on boxing in general
and on techniques to put on wraps. So this is just a wee
Email to let you know that your instructions and general
content on the site is up there with the best and I have
learned from it. So thanks, and keep up the good