How to Wrap Hands for Boxing
Quiet Punch was created with one specific goal in mind: to help the boxing community grow through the prioritization of safety, accessibility, affordability, and proper technique. Whether you’re new to the sport or a longtime veteran, we want to make sure you have the tools, resources, and knowledge necessary to develop as a boxer.
One important element of any boxing workout is making sure your hands are wrapped correctly. Below, we’ll go over why wraps are so crucial, the different types of wraps currently available, and how to wrap your hands the right way to prevent injury and overexertion.
Why Hand Wraps Are Important
Boxing without the proper gear is a recipe for disaster. When sparring with a partner or doing bag drills, repeated punches can wear down your hands over time. Even the soft-foam and comfort-oriented design of the Quiet Punch doorway punching bag can take a toll after prolonged use.
That’s where hand wrapping comes in. Wraps help protect your knuckles, joints, bones, muscles, and tendons, and also provide support for your wrist. By keeping the different parts of your hands tight and secure, wraps help to more evenly distribute the impact of each punch, reducing the likelihood of strain and injury.
Additionally, by helping you to keep your fists straight, steady, and compact, wraps ensure that each punch with maximum speed, force, and form.
Hand Wrapping in 7 Easy Steps
A few extra tips before you start wrapping your hand: Always make sure to keep your wrist straight and the wrap free of wrinkles. Stretch your hand and spread your fingers as far apart as possible so that the muscles in your hand are flexed.
Insert your thumb through the loop at the end of the wrap, then pull the wrap diagonally across the back of your hand towards your wrist. Make sure the wrap is flat and taught, then pull the wrap around your wrist and bring it around the other side.
While pulling the wrap around the inside of your wrist, bring the wrap up across the back of your hand and roll through the empty space between your thumb and forefinger before wrapping your thumb joint. Pull the wrap across the back of your hand to wrap your wrist again, then repeat the process 2 to 3 times.
Pull the wrap diagonally up the back of your hand, towards your pinky finger. Bring it into the palm of your hand, then up through the space between your index finger and thumb. Pull it across the back of your hand again, stopping at your pinky.
Have a friend or trainer place their finger near your pinky to hold the wrap in place while you double back in the direction of the index finger and thumb. Repeat the process with your friend or trainer on the other side of your hand, before folding the wrap back again in the opposite direction. Do this 3 to 4 times to create a cushion of layers on top of your knuckles, then wrap all the way around your hand to keep the “cushion” in place.
Wrap your knuckles and the bottom half of your finger, then loop diagonally down toward and around your wrist once again. From the inside of your wrist, pull the wrap all the way up the back of your hand and through the space between your pinky and ring fingers. In the palm of your hand, loop it beneath the layer of wrap that’s there, then pull it through the space between your ring finger and middle finger, going towards the back of your hand.
Bring the wrap diagonally back down and around your wrist again, then, from the inside of your wrist, wrap your thumb again. Pull the wrap around your wrist once more, then, from the inside of your wrist, bring the wrap all the way up to and through the space between your middle finger and index finger. In your palm, loop the wrap beneath the layer going across your hand again.
Pull the wrap back down to your wrist and wrap it several more times until it is tight and no part of the wrap is left loose or dangling. Secure the wrap in place using the Velcro connector.
Start Boxing Today with Quiet Punch
Once your hands are wrapped and protected, you’re ready to start boxing. Looking for a punching bag is that is compact, portable, versatile, and reliable? Quiet Punch is the bag for you!
Not only can it be adjusted to accommodate any doorway or punch height, but it also comes with sensors to help you keep track of your punch strength and speed. It’s also specially designed to keep noise to a minimum, so you can work out at home without disturbing those around you.
You can try the Quiet Punch today!
Check out this amazing 1-minute tutorial of wrapping hands for boxing using 180" hand wraps demonstrated by Dino Spencer from 5th Street Gym in Miami, Florida.