Today we will be walking you through our Handwrap Guide and show you how to put on hook-and-loop handwraps. There are many ways you can wrap your hands but we will be showing you the most common way. Handwraps are an essential item for any fighter. They help to protect all the small bones and joints in your hand and keep your wrist secure during training
First thing you need to do is fully unwrap both of the handwraps and check them over. You want to make sure they are suitable for you first. Measure them to check they are at least 180″ long or 4.5 meters. Any shorter and you won’t be getting the proper protection. You can get 120″ wraps for people with smaller hands or children. Don’t worry if you have smaller wraps, this handwrap guide will still be fine for you.
Start With Your Thumb
Start by hooking your thumb through the loop. You will be holding your hand palm down and start wrapping the back of your hand first. You will want to start going around your wrist with the handwrap as you can see in the picture below. Make sure you wrap the back of your hand first instead of the front as the wraps may loosen during training.
You will want to go around your wrist three times to make sure you have enough protection but remember as you are doing this do not go too tight. You still want the blood to get to your hands while you are training, so keep this in mind.
Start Wrapping Your Hand Not Your Knuckles
After you have been around your wrist several times you can move onto your hand. Remember you want to aim more for your hand here rather than your knuckles. You will do your knuckles next so make sure you go above your thumb and just below
Wrapping In Between Your Fingers
After you have covered your hands you can move onto your fingers and knuckles. As you are finishing the third wrap around your hand you will want to pull the wrap under your palm. You want to have it where your wrist meets the bottom of your thumb. This is because you will now be wrapping upwards and your thumb will help to keep your handwraps in place. Next, pull the wrap over your hand and you want to go in between your little finger and ring finger.
Now you will need to bring the wrap between your thumb and index finger, as you can see here. Wrap across your hand again aiming for your wrist. After you have crossed your hand, wrap the underneath of your wrist.
You will now be going up again to covering the next gap between your ring finger and middle finger. After you have wrapped this knuckle you will repeat the step from earlier, going across your hand, around your wrist and back up to cover the next gap, which will be between the index finger and middle finger.
Once Around Your Thumb
When you have finished wrapping your knuckles you can move onto your thumb. So after you have wrapped across your hand and the wrap is under the bottom of your hand just below your thumb you will now wrap over and under your thumb. You only need to do this once.
Secure It All With Three Wraps
You will now want your palm facing upwards. Turn your hand over and pull the wrap along your palm and now start wrapping around your hand, front and back. Making sure to cover your knuckles three times.
Once you have finished wrapping your knuckles, you will want to use the remaining material to cover your wrist. So just follow the instruction that you did before to use up the material that is left.
Finish With The Velcro
Finally, use the velcro to fasten the wraps in place and make them secure. After you have done this, make a fist to check the wraps feel comfortable and don’t hurt. If everything checks out then you can finally put your gloves on. Just remember if your hands start to hurt or go discoloured at any time take your gloves and wraps off. Let your hand’s breath and then try wrapping them again but not as tight.
Check Out Our Other Handwrap Guide
I hope you liked my Handwrap guide and if you are looking for a pair of wraps then have a look at my blog here. I have outlined all of the features that make a great pair of wraps. So why not take a look and see if you agree.
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