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!

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  1. Alan

    Great video. There seem to be so many different ways to wrap your hands but this way looks promising. It seems to open up the palm more than other methods.

    Do you think there would be a benefit to wrapping around the knuckles (around the hand) before wrapping the individual fingers?

    • CJK

      The “x” shape is the process that wraps the knuckles, I use the over-wrap on the “x” to keep it clean. Try it…works well.

  2. chuck

    what size wraps do you prefer?

    • CJK

      I use 180 inch wraps – an average size adult man will be fine with this size. Women and kids often prefer smaller.