Hitting the heavy bag, do you double wrap, or single wrap? What's best?

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  1. MATT DAMON

    MATT DAMON Blue Belt

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    I used to single wrap when I hit the heavy bag. The workout from doing this was pretty good. Now, I do double wraps, and it seems I am able to develop punching power because of the added cushion of the second wrap.


    Should I always train with double wraps, or mix it up every now and then?

    What do you guys do when you hit the heavy bag?
     
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    your title asks about sparring

    your post asks about bagwork

    which is it genius?
     
  3. MATT DAMON

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    It is about bag work. Thanks for correction.
     
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    Whatever feels best. Can't go wrong with 2 if that's what works for you
     
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    180" are good enough for me. i actually use bag mitts (less protection than conventional gloves) on the bag, feel my punches more.
     
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    If I use - it's always single wrap with bag mitts.

    Hate the feeling of wearing big ass gloves except when I don't have a choice - sparring.
     
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    I was wondering this as well.. I've been hitting the heavy bag with MMA gloves and no wraps.
     
  8. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    double? As in 2 hand wraps per hand?

    If that, the no, I just a 180" mexican wraps with the glove (12oz) and its good

    If it works for you and there's no injuries while you improve then its okay, its not something I would do though.
     
  9. AndyTran

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    I hit the bag barehand like once a week to condition my hands and wrists. Punches are thrown more vertical and less power (70 -80%)
     
  10. Willyw

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    I find it depending on the amount im gonna train;
    ex. last time i was in thailand I was too lazy putting on thick enough gloves\double wrapping. Result: too much strain on my wrist and knuckles....

    Personally I do it like this:
    - Small amounts of training= thinner gloves and less wrapping
    - Big amounts of training = thicker gloves and more wrapping
    - If I wanna train at throwing bombs\power hooks\ Overhands = thick gloves and more wrappping
    - Straight punches = thinner gloves and less wrapping

    A rule of thumb: take care of your hands. Its better to have too little than too much strain on them..
     
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    bare knucks you fuckin pussies
     

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