The truth is, wrapping the hands to protect the skin, connective tissue, and a number of small, breakable bones has become something of a lost art. Advances in “slip on” hand protection have made the relatively time consuming act of wrapping the hands seem like an unnecessary waste.
However, for great, all-around hand protection, it’s hard to beat a solid hand wrap – primarily because wrapping the hands is by definition a custom endeavor. If you’ve never tried wrapping your hands, it’s certainly worth a try.
In any case, whether you use slip-on hand protection or not, learning how to wrap the hands is a worthwhile skill. In this video, I’ll show you what an Israeli operator once showed me. Check out the video and enjoy!