How To Choose The Right Muay Thai Hand Wraps
Why is it so important to wrap your hands before putting your boxing gloves on?
Hand wraps, the second most important gear apart from gloves, are used to keep your hands safe.
In some types of boxing, they only use hand wraps as the only protection and support, which is called Bounded Fist Boxing, but it is much more dangerous and deadlier than any other type that uses gloves.
Why? Hand wraps help to provide shielding support for your bones and tendons and hold your wrists and thumbs.
Bounded fistboxing is dangerous enough. I don’t have to mention what it would be like, bare-bones hitting someone’s face.
High-Quality Muay Thai Hand Wraps
A good hand wrap should be made of good quality elastic material that will shape your hands and also can let air through. Cotton made is recommended. The general lengths are 120 and 170.
Which one you need that would depend on the size of your hands and your gloves. Smaller sizes might be available in some shops.
Nowadays there are many types, styles, and colors of boxing hand wraps you can choose from.
Next, we want to show you how to properly use your new hand wraps. Mark that improper use may cause more injury to your hands instead of protecting them.
Here is our step-by-step of how to wrap your hand. Remember that you can use any other methods out there that most suit you.
First, hold your hand out, face it downward, and soothingly stretch out your fingers. Start by placing the thumb loop around your thumb. Make sure which side is up and down, some wraps have this side up written on it. Do not twist the wrap during the whole process.
Then wrap it across the back of your hand and go around your wrist a couple of times high enough to hold them well. Do not wrap your hand too tight to boost your blood circulation.
After that, bring it transverse the back of your hand and go around your palm, and then around your knuckles a few times. From the knuckles, cross the back of your hand to wrap around your wrist again making an X. Repeat the X a few more times.
From your carpus, now it’s time to start wrapping around each finger, starting with the thumb. Wrap around your thumb and go on top of the back of your hand again to your wrist and go around your wrist. Repeat that one more time before you do the same with the rest of the fingers in order. Index, middle, ring, and pinky.
Then from your wrist, again wrap around your knuckles. Finish this by wrapping your wrist and fastening your wrap’s hook.
You can alternate the times you wrap in some steps above. It might seem hard for the first time, but wrapping your hands also needs practice.
Before we go, here are some last tips:
Always feel comfortable with your wraps on. You must re-wrap it again if it’s too tight or too loose.
We suggest you have at least 2 pairs of the best hand wraps so you will always have one to protect you when the other is being washed.
If our instruction is not clear enough, you might want to follow your trainer for the first time step-by-step. Bear in mind that proper use is essential.
You can check out hand wrap for many different choices of hand wraps that come with hooks and loops that are very easy to use at such a reasonable price.