- Glenn Holmes
Boxing For Fitness: Hand Wrapping
Hand wrapping for boxing is an art in itself especially at the professional level with tape & gauze, it takes practice and skill to perfect the perfect handwrap.
Hands should always be wrapped for a boxing session, due to the repeated impact on the bones, tissues, tendons, joints and ligaments in the hands, wrists and forearms with every punch, its important to protect and align them by wrapping well before every training session.
A perfect wrap should feel snug and tight without applying too much pressure to where it compromises the blood flow to the hands and fingers, while the wrap should never be loose or creased to where it slides with inadequate compression / support.
The ideal length of training wraps is 180", and semi-elastic wraps tend to provide the best feel.
There are several ways and techniques to wrap hands, and certain preferences that boxers will have, but at the Box N Burn Academy we teach you how to wrap your clients correctly, effectively and efficiently. Our video library includes a full breakdown and tutorial of to how to wrap step by step, and with our Level 2 certification you will learn some more advanced techniques to provide even more effective protection for your clients.
As a boxing & fitness trainer, your hands are your income, and as your clientele grows you will train those who also rely on their hands for their living too, their trust in you to protect them from injury is crucial to your success, so take the time to learn how to wrap professionally and effectively and look after those who trust and employ you to train them.