August 16, 2016 0:00
// Boxing and martial arts
Bandages are an integral protective element of every boxer, using them, you will protect yourself from possible hand injuries. Boxing gloves do not provide 100% protection during training, due to the insufficiently tight fit to the hand, so do not neglect the purchase of bandages. To make your workouts not only safe, but also comfortable, you need to know how to properly bandage boxing bandages. Boxing bandages are made of elastic and inelastic material. If you chose an elastic bandage, then it will fit your arm better than an inelastic one, but during long workouts, you may feel unpleasant sensations from squeezing blood vessels and nerves. A high-quality elastic bandage should stretch only a couple of millimeters. The inelastic structure allows your hands to “breathe”, and the cotton material perfectly absorbs moisture. Now that you have decided on the type of boxing bandage, we turn to the most important question: how to properly bandage them?
The classic method of bandaging is the most common. Its main advantage is simplicity and minimal time spent. Mistakes may occur during the first attempts at bandaging, but if you practice a couple of times or ask your coach to show everything clearly, you will soon learn how to do bandaging yourself and very quickly.
The cross method of bandaging (“eight”) is the most reliable fixation. Using it, your hands are least susceptible to injury, as the metacarpal joints and the knuckle area of the impact surface are maximally protected. Cross bandaging is more difficult, unlike the classical method, but during the training of a boxer, the gloved hand feels more comfortable. The force of the blow increases, as it is possible to clench your fist tighter. Eight bandaging is the choice of professionals, because using this method, your hands and joints will be safe.
The main mistakes when bandaging: