The main thing to remember when wrapping your hands is health. The goal is to make the wrap tight enough to keep all the bones in your hand separated, but not so tight that it causes discomfort or you can make a proper fist.
“Make sure to use a criss-cross pattern on the back of the hand, run between each finger, and secure the back of the hand,” he says. Glenn Holmes, head coach at Box’N Burn in Los Angeles, agrees, adding, “The wrap should never be Too tight or too loose to create creases or gaps. It should be nice and snug to protect wrists, thumbs and joints.”
The way you wrap your hands is a matter of personal preference – there are several ways to successfully protect your hands, knuckles, and wrists. However, if you’re just starting to box and want to make sure you wrap your hands properly, check out the steps below, or watch the video on how to wrap your hands in boxers on the Title Boxing website.
How to Bandage Your Hands with Boxing Gloves
Unfold the package to reveal the thumb loop.
Slide your thumb into the loop and wrap the material around the back of your hand.
Wrap the material around the knuckle 3 times.
Cross to the back of the hand and wrap the wrist three times with the material.
Cross back to palm and slide material between thumb and index finger.
Back on your palm, wrap your thumb in the opposite direction.
Wrap the material around the wrist, then wrap each finger from between the pinky and ring fingers.
After wrapping the fingers, wrap the knuckles three more times.
Cross back to wrist and wrap three more times.
Complete the wrap with the closure and secure it around the wrist.
Remember, you don’t want a wrap that’s too long with too much material or too short to provide enough protection for your hands.