Before slipping on your boxing gloves it is highly recommended to wrap your hands properly to help avoid injuries, such as tearing open your knuckles or even worse potentially breaking one of the many little bones in your hands. There are many different hand wrap options, but as a minimum we would recommend 4m long hand wraps such as the UNIT NINE Black Stars hand wraps. There are a few different methods for wrapping your hands for boxing, which ultimately comes down to personal choice as what works best for you. It might take a sometime to get the hang of wrapping your hands, but keep practising and you’ll get the hang of it.
Below method is fairly easy for beginners and you should get the hang of it pretty quickly after a few practice runs.
1) There is a thump loop at the one end of your boxing hand wrap
. Place your thumb through the loop as shown with the boxing hand wrap going behind the hand. You go behind the back of the hand so the boxing hand wrap tightens when you make a fist.
2) Running the wrap across your palm down the front of the hand will make the hand wrap loosen when you make a fist and nothing more annoying than having the re-wrap your hand midway through a boxing session.
3) Run the boxing wraps
3 times around the wrist. This will support your wrist when throwing punches. If your boxing hand wraps
are short or your hands are big you can just go around your wrist twice.
4) Now run the boxing hand wraps three times around your hand covering your knuckles. Best is to position your knuckles in the middle of the boxing hand wrap
5) Bring it down the back of your hand and around the front of your wrist.
6) Now we make three X’s on the back of your hand as the hand wraps goes between your fingers and crosses on the back of your hand. The X has a twofold purpose as they pull your knuckles together for support, but keeps them separated at the same time so they don’t collapse or break over each other.
7) Start by wrapping between your pinkie and ring finger and then over the inside of your hand to the other side.
8) The boxing wrap
goes in between thumb and index finger, then down the back of your hand. This is where the X is formed at the back of your hand and back to the top of your hand again.
9) The second X is made by the boxing wrap
going between the middle and ring fingers and then over the inside of your hand to the other side. Wrap goes in between thumb and index finger, then down the back of your hand.
10) Third and final X is made by the boxing hand wrap
going between the index and middle fingers and then over the inside of your hand to the other side. Your boxing hand wrap
goes in between thumb and index finger, then down the back of your hand. All fingers are now separated.
11) Your boxing hand wrap
goes around the inside of the wrist and then once around your thumb and the boxing wrap goes behind the back of the hand.
12) To lock the thumb, the boxing wrap then goes behind the thumb, but goes down the palm instead of wrapping all the way around the thumb. This will further secure the thumb and locks the hand wrap in place so it will not come loose during training.
13) Now go around the top of your hand and across the knuckles once more.
14) If you have some extra boxing wrap
left you can do some more X’s around the back of your hand or you can also wrap the knuckles some more. Just watch you don’t wrap your hands so thick that they can’t fit into your gloves.
15) Finish at the wrist by going around it once and securing the Velcro for a secure fit.
16) Well done, make a fist and admire your work, tag a pic and tag us in of course 😉. You are ready to go!