For starters, what is a “boxing bandage” is a special strip of fabric that boxers, and not only them, but also athletes from other martial arts, use to prevent all kinds of injuries to their fists, fingers and wrists.
Additionally, one can highlight the benefit of the bandage in that it gives strength to the impact due to the clear fixation of the finger joints in a line. Since the bandage is a rag, it absorbs sweat from your hands, thereby increasing the service life of the gloves.
So far, humanity has come up with 2 types of bandages:
1. Boxing elastic bandages – such bandages firmly fix the joints, but they can pull them, and blood circulation may be disturbed. This type can be recommended to experienced fighters who know their job.
2. Simple H / B bandages – these bandages are practically no worse than elastic ones. They are recommended to both beginners and more experienced athletes. If the hands are properly bandaged, then fixing the joints will not differ much from the use of elastic bandages. It is still very difficult to disrupt blood circulation in the hand.
How to bandage your hands?
There are 2 most popular ways to wrap bandages on your hands:
1. A simple, ordinary way of bandaging. This is the easiest and easiest way to remember.
2. Bandaging of hands by the Cross method. Using this method you will receive the following advantages –
It reliably fixes joints and protects against injuries. Since it first wraps around each joint individually, then all together. The strength and stiffness of the impact increases. Since you can tighten your fist more tightly. A hand in a boxing glove feels more comfortable, because the palm inside is less covered with a cloth bandage, and this allows more tight contact with the glove.
This is not a complete list of types of bandaging of hands. There are still a huge number, but they all belong to professional boxers. And who is bandaging the hands of professionals ?! Yes! His assistant. And this man in his business is a pro and knows for which hand which method is more effective. Amateur boxers are quite satisfied with these two methods, or even one – the second.