How to Wrap your Hands for Boxing (A step by step guide for Beginners)

Hi there I’m Mike Gales for Everlast
Nutrition. So you’ve decided that you’re going to start doing some boxing
or some kickboxing. Or you going to just start punching a bag. Well one
of the things that you’re going to want to learn how to do is to protect your
hands. Just as important as the gloves,
if not more so, are hand wraps. Today, I’m going to show you how to properly put them on. The first thing you’re going to want to
do is unravel your wrap. At the far end of your wrap, you’re going to notice that here’s a little loop for your thumb. Slip your thumb through it. Make sure
that the fabric starts out flat. Begin with the back of your wrist. Do a few passes around your wrist. Then make a few passes around your knuckles and give them enough
material so that they’re well padded. So far, so good
but this is where most people run into a problem. What happens is it after two or
three punches the padding moves. Their knuckles are exposed and that’s
when they get some blisters or they get injured. To prevent that from happening what you’re going to do is, pass the material from behind the bone
of your thumb and between your last two fingers. Then the same thing for the
next two. One more time for the last two. When you get to this point, you’re going
to start going around your knuckles a few more times to add some extra padding. There’s always the extra option of
protecting your thumb. By looping the material over your thumb and anchoring
it back down around your wrist. Finish off with any remaining
material around your wrist. When you get to the end, you’re going to notice there’s some velcro. All you have to do now is just stick the velcro in place. One thing that you want to make note of is that you don’t want to have the
velcro directly on your wrist because that’s going to cause a blister. Just
make sure that the velcro attachment is over material and you’ll be doing just
fine. There you have it, you are wrapped up and
ready to go. Now I’ll do the other hand very fast
just so you can get a recap of how it’s done. I unravel the material and i hook the thumb. I start around the wrist as I lay a
foundation around my knuckles. I weave it through my first two fingers. Then through the next two. Finally i go back around the wrist. Now I hold that foundation in place by wrapping around the knuckles. I go back to the wrist where I
wrap it around once more. I choose to anchor my thumb. I return to the wrist where I use up
the rest of the material. I make sure that the velcro is not over open skin. There you have it and you’re ready to go. The advantage to wrapping your hands
like this, is that even after a few punches, if the material moves, your knuckles are
still quite well protected. Training for boxing, kickboxing, MMA or just straight punching a heavy bag is a great workout. Its also a great calorie crusher. Now that you know how to properly use hand wraps to protect your hands. You’re ensuring that you can have consistency with your workouts. Now you won’t have to skip
a workout due to a needless injury.

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