When you practice boxing, it is inevitable that you hurt your hands and the outside of them. In order to alleviate this problem, it is important to use wraps on the hands to help keep them secure.
In this article, we’ll look at how to put on boxing handwraps properly, and how to maintain them to prevent inflammation and injury.
Choose the right hardware and fixing tools
Before you start bandaging, it’s important to find the right products. Elbow pads or cuffs are very useful to stabilize the inside of the hands and for better protection. It’s also important to find the right tools to attach the bands.
Boxing handwraps are sold with attachments that hold and secure them in place on the hands and around the fingers. Velcro fasteners are the most frequently used.
In addition, it is important to know the thickness of the bands. Boxers who are just starting out or practicing occasionally don’t need very thick wraps. On the other hand, professional boxers should choose thicker and longer bands for better protection.
How to put on the boxing handwraps
To put the bands on your hands, start at the wrists. Then, sort your fingers and pin them down, giving as many turns as possible.
You will then need to pass your thumb between the two strips until your hands and fingers are well supported and the backs of your hands are in good contact with the adhesive strip.
It is then possible to start boxing without being too greatly hampered by the adherence or the movement of the bandages.
Once the round is over: how to remove the bands
As a general rule, it is important to remove the tapes when the round is over. Although it can be a little painful, it is necessary to prevent the skin from stretching too long, which can lead to injury and inflammation. To remove the tape, start at one end of the tape, and work your way to the other.
It is possible to use a comb to help take them off, and to roll them up well each time so that you can reuse them later.
Clean the tapes
Once the strips have been removed, it is necessary to wash and clean them! To prevent the growth of bacteria, the bands must be thoroughly cleaned after each training session.
Use a liquid soap and a soft towel to clean them well, and dry them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Boxing handwraps are very fragile, so it is important to handle them with care.