ABOUT THE AUTHOR GLENN HOLMES:
Glenn Holmes is Boxing, Performance Coach, Fitness Director & Co-Creator of BNB Academy.
Box ‘N Burn Academy now offers an Online Certification that launched in October, 2017. You can learn the fundamentals of boxing and learn how to effectively teach them all – in your own time, from anywhere in the world. Register now for the Box ‘N Burn Academy Level 1 certification course.
In the Level 1 certification, we go in depth on how to safely and effectively wrap hands for boxing sessions
Glenn Holmes educating coaches on effective hand wrapping techniques
at LV 1 Box ‘N Burn Academy in-person course held in Santa Monica, CA.
Hands should ALWAYS be wrapped for a boxing session, due to the repeated impact with every punch on the bones, tissues, tendons, joints, ligaments etc. of the hands, wrists and forearms. It’s crucial to protect and align them by wrapping well before every training session.
A perfect wrap should feel snug and tight without applying too much pressure to where it compromises the blood flow to the hands and fingers, while the wrap should never be loose or creased to where it slides with inadequate compression / support.
The ideal length of training wraps is 180″, and semi-elastic wraps tend to provide the best feel.
There are several ways and techniques to wrap hands, and certain preferences that each boxer will have, but at the Box N Burn Academy we teach you how to wrap your clients correctly, effectively and efficiently. Our video library includes a full breakdown and tutorial of to how to wrap step by step. Sign up for an online class to access the videos.