So, we choose the boxing bandages. First of all, we would like to note that we strongly recommend the use of boxing bandages in any activity connected with hitting boxing equipment, be it a punching bag, a punching bag, a punching bag, training paws, etc. Neglecting this recommendation with a high degree of probability will lead you to unpleasant consequences.
For convenience, let’s divide the bandages into several groups
Bandages made of 100% cotton
The first group is bandages made of 100% cotton. These bandages do not stretch, have a characteristic herringbone weave and provide a maximum level of hand fixation. The disadvantage is that you have to be very good at winding them up, otherwise the bandage is difficult to apply and the result is not what you expect. These bandages can not be tightened to smooth out the waves and wrinkles, so if you don’t know how, you’ll end up with something more resembling a roll on your hand.
Boxing bandages made entirely or partially of synthetic fibers
The second group is the boxing bandages that are fully or partially made of synthetic fibers (elastane, polyester, spandex, the names are lots) These are called “Stretch” These bandages provide optimal wrist fixation and are easy to bandage. The disadvantage is a slightly lower degree of fixation compared to cotton bandages and the possibility of “overtightening” the bandage when bandaging, limiting blood flow. When choosing, we advise beginner athletes to pay attention first of all to bandages with a combined composition (“Stretch”). Such bandages have medium elasticity and optimal protective properties. Totally synthetic bandages for beginners can be dangerous due to the possible wrist blood supply disturbance (tourniquet effect) while pure cotton is difficult to bandage.
As your training progresses, once you have mastered the winding technique, you can take a closer look at all-cotton “non-stretch” bandages. When properly wound, the hand retention is close to the levels obtained in professional taping.
Both bands are usually about the same width and vary in length. How to choose the necessary length of boxing bandages? We recommend to adult athletes the “the longer, the better” principle, and that’s why. The bandage is the most important protective element of the hand, it stabilizes the bones and joints of the hand, the very parts of your arm that suffer the most in a punching situation. Proper positioning and fixation of the bones provides a significant reduction in the likelihood of damage to bones, joints and cartilage. Longer bandages of 4 to 5 meters allow the average adult to bandage his hand with maximum coverage of the wrist and wrist and finger bones. Shorter bandages do not provide this possibility, they are simply insufficient.
For children and women, you can use shorter bandages, from 2.5 to 3 meters.
Dear friends, it’s important for us to keep you healthy and that’s why we encourage you not to disregard the boxing bandages and not to save time on bandaging your hands, because saving one minute for bandaging a longer bandage can cost you an injury and a long rehabilitation period. Hands take a long time to heal.