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 is popular in the gym, 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
Most trainers have their own
style and variations. If it works, then use
Basic and easy.
Wrap between your fingers.
Same as previous method, except in a different
Ribbon method. Provide extra protection for the
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 is
no big deal. On the last step around the wrist,
flip(twist) the wraps over.
- 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
- 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
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 website excellent.
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
e-mail 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