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How to Wrap Your Hands


Learn how to wrap your hands to increase punching power and prevent injury. I learned this from Wildcard Boxing gym. Tested and approved by the pros. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How to Wrap Your Hands

How to Wrap Your Hands
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Why Wrap Your Hands?
  • Then handwraps purpose is to protect a boxers
    most important weapon, his hands! The hands are
    made up of many small joints and small bones that
    could easily fracture from the impact of repeated
    punches. Handwraps are there to hold your hand
    together providing support for your wrists,
    fingers, knuckles, and the entire hand itself.
  • Many people incorrectly think handwraps are for
    extra cushion or protection for your knuckles.

  • The handwraps are there to secure all your loose
    joints and moveable bones. The handwrap fastens
    all your joints together so the shock is better
    distributed across your entire hand. You dont
    want your joints to be moving freely and
    independently when the hand strikes an object.
    You can suffer a fracture if joints are moving in
    their own direction.

  • If your hands are loose when you punch, its very
    easy for small joints in your hand to collapse
    over each other and break. Even if you dont
    break your hand, you dont want to risk hand
    injuries that prevent you from doing other things
    in life like typing on a computer, holding a pen,
    or carrying things. Save your hands for life
    after boxing!

How to Wrap Your Hands
  • You will need a pair of handwraps. A good length
    is 180", but small hands can do with just
    120". The semi-elastic, also known as Mexican
    wraps are my favorite for their comfort and
    performance. You should avoid any thick inelastic
    handwraps or handwrap gloves, these do not offer
    the same level of support. (The gel handwraps do
    not tighten your fist when you close your hands.)

1. Loop the thumb and wrap BEHIND the hand
  • You go down the back of the hand so the handwrap
    tightens when you make a fist.

2. Three times around the wrist
  • This provides support for the wrist. If you have
    short handwraps or big hands, you can do just 2
    times. Some fighters like having loose wrists
    (for angled hooks and uppercuts).

3. Three times around the hand
  • Youre wrapping around the palm of your hand.
    Dont worry so much about covering the knuckles.

  • Bring it down to the back of your thumb.

4. Three Xs through the fingers
  • Now you begin to create Xs on the back of your
    hand as the handwrap goes between your fingers
    and crosses the back of your hand. This part
    pulls your knuckles together for support but
    keeps your knuckles separated so they dont
    collapse or break over each other.

  • Wrap between your pinky and ring fingers.
  • Now over to the side.
  • Now down to the bottom of your hand. The handwrap
    forms an X on the back of your hand.
  • Now back to the top of your thumb again.
  • Now between the middle and ring fingers.
  • The second X is formed.

  • Back to the top of the thumb and now between
    index and middle fingers.
  • Now the third and final X is formed. All
    fingers properly separated.
  • Finish on top of the thumb.

5. Around the thumb
  • Go once around the thumb.
  • Now go down the back of the hand.
  • 6. Lock the thumb
  • Go behind the thumbpay attention carefully to
    the next step.
  • Go down the palm instead of wrapping all the way
    around the thumb. This further secures the thumb
    and locks the handwrap into place so it doesnt
    get loose while you fight. (Notice how the
    handwrap changes directions.) 
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