(Part 1) Starting with Your Wrist and Hand


1

Hook your thumb through the loop. First, hold your hand up in an open position, palm-down. Keep your hand straight with your forearm, with your fingers straight and slightly spread out. Spread your fingers and thumb apart. Then slip the wrap’s looped end over your thumb so that the wrap itself falls across the back of your hand.

  • Be sure to begin wrapping your hand across the back of your hand rather than your palm. Beginning with the back of your hand will prevent the wrap from loosening later on.

2

Wrap your wrist. Let the wrap fall from the outside (pinky-end) of your hand. Pull the loose end under your wrist, below the ball of your thumb. Then wind it over the top of your wrist, drawing it tight enough to provide support for your wrist, but not so tight that it cuts off circulation. Repeat so that you complete a total of two to three passes under and over your wrists.
  • For extra support, wrap your wrist three times. However, if your wrap is too short, or if you prefer keeping your wrists a little loose for specific punching styles (like uppercuts and angled hooks), only wrap it twice.

3

Encase your hand. Once you have finished your wrist, let the loose end hang once again from the outside of your wrist. Pull the loose end under your palm to the area between your thumb and index finger. Draw it over the top of your hand, again making sure that you pull it tight enough for support, but not tight enough to restrict blood-flow. Repeat for a total of three passes under and over your hand.
  • At this point, focus more on wrapping your hand securely rather than your knuckles.

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