Why do boxers wrap their hands?
Boxing gloves help absorb the impact of your punches, but it’s hand wraps that go the extra mile to keep you protected. Used properly, wraps support the bones and soft tissues of the hand and wrist while you’re boxing.
How Do I Wrap My Hands?
1. Place the loop around your thumb, pulling the hand wrap across the back of your hand.
2. Wrap around your wrist three times.
3. Wrap around your palm and knuckles three times.
4. On the third wrap, pull the wrap under your thumb, toward the back of your hand.
5. Pull the wrap between your pinky and ring finger.
6. Wrap around the knuckles and pull under the thumb again.
7. Pull the wrap between your ring and middle finger.
8. Wrap around the knuckles and pull under the thumb again.
9. Wrap between your middle and pointer fingers.
10. Wrap around the knuckles and pull under the thumb again.
11. Wrap your thumb three times.
12. On the third wrap, pull the hand wrap upward across the back of your hand to wrap your knuckles three times.
13. If you have any extra length left over, wrap your wrist again until you come to the end.
14. Fasten the wrap’s velcro to keep everything in place.
Learning to wrap your hands properly — and in a way that is comfortable for you — takes time. Keep practicing! And don’t be afraid to ask your boxing coach for help.