What are some ways you guys think can preserve a boxers hands?

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Mike_b, Jul 7, 2022.

  1. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    Didn’t Dundee start off wrapping hands really good. Carmen’s hands?
  2. sasto

    sasto Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    Something no one has mentioned yet: don't injure them outside the ring.

    Watch how you use your phone (plenty of boxing age people with RSI from phones), keep the video game time limited, wear gloves when working outside, and don't punch walls.

    The following is all my conjecture, I have no high level athletic experience.

    I have arthritis (not the kind you get from too much punching, but the effect is similar) and I find just the right amount of bag work really improves my hands. We're talking ten or fewer rounds a week but the difference is huge. I missed my usual time today and they are already getting sore.

    I think the key to joint preservation is strengthening the muscles around it. Fat grips are great. I actually have fat grip versions of stuff like pens to help me use them. The fat grip makes you use the muscle rather than the joint.

    I can't agree with you on extra jumping/skipping though, except for very small guys. It's good, in moderation, for its own sake but I suspect the wear on the ankles is more than the hardening of the hands. Even the most voluminous puncher is going to step more than they punch.
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  3. Starprocombat1

    Starprocombat1 New Member banned Full Member

    Jul 14, 2022
  4. Manjanek

    Manjanek ESB Double Whopper Full Member

    Jun 11, 2006
    Are you a 2 knuckle (2nd and 3rd digit) or a 3 knuckle (3rd, 4th, 5th) lander?

    It makes all the difference when you have more bones sharing the load of the force and not landing on hard structures helps too. Obviously, if you are smashing frontal skull instead of lower face structures, or elbows instead of ribs/ abdomen, you are asking for trouble. Pick your shots.
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  5. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

    Jun 20, 2017
    Good video, I've never used "prewrap" looks like that would be a good first step in turning the hand into a brick. Interesting that Robles uses the rip in the gauze method to fit around the thumb. I like that but I've only seen one other person use it. Everybody has their own "tricks", but this guy is good and you can tell he wraps hands a lot. I don't remember seeing anybody wrap the hands with gauze and run gauze between the fingers without stopping to cut the gauze. I was wondering how he was going to do that type of wrap and still leave an "open palm" but he did. He almost made a "bar" in the palm like the old bag gloves that had the metal bar running under the hand that assisted in gripping. Thanks for the video.
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