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To Wrap or Not Wrap Your Hands

You may be wondering why you need to wear boxing hand wraps when you've already got a pair of boxing gloves on. Sounds like overkill, right? 

Well, as we all know, boxing is an intense sport regardless of whether you’re training for fun and fitness or ramping up for a competition. Therefore, having ample coverage for your wrists, hands, and knuckles is crucial to prevent injury and give you the confidence to go full force. 

In this blog, we’re answering the question of why fighters wear boxing hand wraps, how to tie them, and the benefits that may affect your decision of whether or not wrapping your hands is the right move for you.

Why Do Fighters Wear Boxing Wraps?

As with any sport, gearing up to box requires putting on the right gear and apparel to keep your body protected and support your performance. 

Hand wraps have a number of jobs. When a fist is clenched, dozens of bones inside the hand come together to form a more solid object to deliver a blow. 

If your fist falters on thumb and index finger placement, you risk setting off a chain reaction of injuries that can twist, sprain, and even damage the tendons, ligaments, and bones in your hands and wrists.

Boxing wraps maintain the ideal hand alignment while also adding another layer of security to ensure your fists are encased in a way to safely throw and block any punch.

Professional Boxer Wearing Elite Quick Boxing Wraps to prevent injuries

How to Wrap Hands for Boxing

Learning how to tie hand wraps the right way helps to secure the bones in your hands, increases hand protection with padding across the knuckles, and adds additional wrist support. 

When wearing hand wraps, the feeling should be tight and compact. Too loose and the fabric will be ineffective. Too tight and it’ll feel restrictive. 
To score the ultimate fit, here’s how to wrap hands for boxing step by step:

  1. Unroll your hand wrap and expose the thumb loop.
  2. Insert your thumb in the loop and begin by wrapping it over the back of your hands.
  3. Wrap 2-3 times to provide protection and support, but not too much that it prevents mobility.
  4. Ensure you are wrapping the punching surface as well as each finger.
  5. Secure the thumb from both directions to avoid injury.

It's crucial that hand wraps for boxing have enough stretch to conform to your hands, but without being too rigid, as they could cause hand abrasions. Also, extra stretch can allow for a more fitted wrap. 

Remember, the goal of the wraps is to help your hands and wrists stay aligned and avoid severe hand injury. 

The fighter's hands are wrapped to protect hand wraps for injury

Wearing Boxing Hand Wraps to Perform Your Best

If you decide wearing hand wraps for boxing is the preferred way to go, Hayabusa has a premium collection well-suited for every level of fighter. 

Choose from Mexican-style boxing wraps, quick gel hand wraps, or a combination of the two to protect your knuckles and wrists while training.

The ultimate in comfort and protection, the Perfect Stretch Hand Wraps conform to hands to ensure a precise fit every time. 

Safeguard your wrists and knuckles and secure the fit with ease with the starter thumb loop versus relying on boxing tape. Available in multiple colors and pop culture patterns, you can also customize your fight gear with the best boxing hand wraps available. 

For a slightly different look and feel, many fighters like the option of the Hayabusa Quick Wraps. Made with gel/foam padding, these boxing hand wraps slip on like a glove and give you ultra-knuckle protection within seconds. 

They, too, offer the perfect stretch fabric for non-restricted movements and support even the most intense training.

Elite Quick Wraps, the best hand wraps for boxing

The Elite Quick Wraps highlight the same undeniable quality all Hayabusa hand wraps offer but with an extra convenience and comfort that allows fighters to quickly secure their first line of defense. 

As the newest boxing quick wraps added to the collection, these feature quick pull loops as part of an effortless slip-on design that takes only seconds to wrap. Meanwhile, breathable mesh keeps hands cool and low-profile, impact-absorbing foam gives you the defense you need in the heat of battle. 
Hand wraps for kickboxing, boxing, and other combat sports add another layer of protection most fighters require. Even with a good inner glove as the most important line of defense, there is a reason most fighters wear hand wraps for injury prevention before putting on their gloves.

All that’s left to do is choose the best boxing hand wraps for you.

Get Boxing Glove Comfort and Support Sans Hand Wraps

Fortunately, for fighters who decide to fight without wrapping their hands first, every pair of Hayabusa T3 Boxing Gloves embodies a well-researched design that keeps boxers’ hands protected with or without hand wraps. Here are a few of the many exclusive features:

Wrist Support

The Dual-X™ Closure System of our boxing wrist wraps provides an adjustable fit, working in conjunction with the Fusion Splinting™ technology to ensure your hands and wrists stay aligned. Maintaining proper placement while adding superior support helps to prevent injuries from happening.

Locked-In Fit

The thumb placement of Hayabusa Boxing Gloves is specifically designed with the best ergonomics, keeping your fist locked in. Even the pocket has been engineered for the right fit, keeping your hands from moving around in the glove to reduce strain and promote comfort.

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Exclusive Technology

We also invented a layered complex of technology foams we call Deltra-EG™. This complex, exclusive to Hayabusa, increases the performance, comfort, and consistency of our gloves to give you an unmatched level of protection with every punch.

We hold several patents for these features, which all work in unison inside the Hayabusa T3 Boxing Gloves and have been academically proven to maintain 99.7% anatomical alignment of the hands and wrists.

You don't have to worry about injuries when you place your hands in a pair of Hayabusa T3 Boxing Gloves. Instead, you can fully focus on going all out.

Nothing Beats a Good Pair of Boxing Gloves

The choice to wrap or not to wrap your hands is truly up to you, but the bottom line is the key to every fight is a good pair of boxing gloves. 

Hayabusa’s exclusive boxing gloves collection combines patent-pending technology with methodically engineered designs to give every fighter what they need in combat. In addition to the award-winning T3 Boxing Gloves everyone loves, fighters of all levels appreciate the variety of other boxing gloves available. 

T3D Boxing Gloves as boxing gear to outmaneuver the toughest of competition

With unmatched soft zonal cushioning and force-damping struts to outperform traditional knuckle padding, these boxing gloves are indicative of the new era of boxing. 

They are designed to outmaneuver and outlast even the toughest of competition. Invest in the best with the T3D Boxing Gloves.

A man firmly secures the H5 Boxing Gloves to his hand, ensuring optimal support and comfort for his boxing session

The man wearing the H5 Boxing Gloves for maximizing support and comfort while minimizing strain, thus enhancing his performance

Looking for high-performance boxing gloves focused on ergonomics and support? The H5 Boxing Gloves have it all. 

From adjustable stretch wrist straps to create a personalized fit to multi-layered foam for comfortable security, the purposeful design helps to minimize strain and injury while improving performance with every punch.

A man confidently wears the Hayabusa S4 Boxing Gloves, showcasing their beginner-friendly design with splinted padding for enhanced protection

Close up image of Hayabusa S4 Boxing Gloves: splinted padding and ergonomic fit for enhanced knuckle support.

Deemed the best boxing gloves for beginners, the S4 Boxing Glvoes elevate the basics. Made with splinted padding and an ergonomic fit, these boxing gloves optimize knuckle support and minimize strain. 

Stay comfortable while you train and see how much of an impact wearing these affects your performance

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Get Ready for Your Next Fight with Hayabusa Boxing Gear

Fighters require different boxing gear throughout the course of their training. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or have risen the ranks as a professional boxer, protection and support are always key, especially as your workouts get more intense. 

Boxing hand wraps feel like extra insurance for the hands, preserving them for the toughest of fights. And the combination of hand wraps and boxing gloves will help you punch without hesitancy and keep going round after round. 

Don’t skimp on boxing support. Let Hayabusa make sure you’re covered for your next fight.