Bandages – a necessary attribute of anyone who wants to engage in boxing, Thai or classic. They help protect the ligaments and muscles of the hand and wrist from injuries and sprains, and also prevent damage to the skin covering the knuckles.
When working on bags, pads or moving pears, there is a risk of damage to the hands due to insufficient clenching of the fist, improper positioning of the hands or simply the accumulation of fatigue and loss of concentration. Correctly applied boxing bandages reduce the risk of injury and significantly improve the quality of the workout, namely:
– additionally fix movable joints, unloading ligaments, muscles and insuring them against overstretching and injuries –
– perform a hygienic function, protecting hands from pollution when using someone else’s equipment (gloves, pads), and also extend the service life of the gloves, absorbing excess moisture –
– they fix the fist and protect it, helping to put the blow correctly and make stronger blows. Working in bandages without gloves is not the best solution, because bandages quickly get off and cease to fulfill their function. For such work, thin shell gloves worn over bandages should be used. Do not neglect bandages so that your boxing lessons are good for your health, not harm.
There are a few things to know when choosing boxing bandages:
1. Any boxing bandage consists of a tape, a loop for the thumb and Velcro for fixing the bandage on the wrist.
2. Bandages of different companies differ in the type of material: they can be cotton and made of synthetic fibers – nylon or polyester. The latter last longer, wear out less as a result of frequent washes, however, they absorb and remove moisture worse, not giving the same ventilation for the skin as pure cotton options-
3. Bandages come in different lengths – from 1, 5 to 5 meters – usually fans are advised to purchase bandages of 2, 5 meters long. Such products fix only the thumb and wrist joint, but with them it is easier and faster to prepare your hands for training. Bandages with a length of 4, 5 m are designed for bandage with the “eight” or “cross”. This method is good for pros, those who can quickly tie up bandages or use the help of assistants. The advantages of full bandaging are better hand protection during strong shocks and good moisture removal from the skin.