Ok so lately Ive been getting some PMs asking about elastic laces which I made a guide to, I just bumped that up so it should be at the top again. Now Ive been getting questions on how to wrap. Some are as follows: - StRato you say you never hurt your hands, and wrist, how do you wrap? - I never wrap my hands but I own Winnings, or "X" glove do I really need to wrap? - Why is wrapping important? I simply use quick wraps - What type of wrap should I use? And there are more questions but these will be the MAIN focus. 1st of all let me outline my dimensions as there are MULTIPLE correct reasons/ways to wrap. I will be covering the way to wrap hands for a small handed fighter, and it works wonderfully for females as well! My Dimensions of hand: - 9 Inch circum around the knuckles - from the base of the palm to the tip of the index finger 7.25 inches - the base of the middle finger to the tip 3.15 inches - 7 1/8 inch cicum wrist - 2.5 inch thumb Ok let me tell you because I have small hands and a thumb I never wrap the thumb. I have been doing this 5+ years and have never once jammed the thumb, so if you have thumb issues, skip my tutorial as it will NOT work for you. The Pros of my wrap outline will be wrist stabilization, metacarpal stabilization, knuckle support, and joint stabilization. Further along, you will see that I wrap around the knuckles several times, this is NOT for absorption, this is to simply get your hands butted up against the glove and make a nice solid connection inside the glove. WRAPS DONT ABSORB SHOCK, THAT IS THE GLOVES DUTY! The big Con will be I do NOT wrap the thumb. I prefer to use Mexican style wraps, in short they are not the 100% cloth type but mine rather have some elastic blended in. I like the 50-50 blend so I use Everlast, they can only be bought from Title, not directly from Everlast. I state this because the ones from Everlast feel weird now as they did change their formula. Anyhow, whatever wrap you do decide to use, simply need 180s. If you go larger its fine too but you will need to "Burn" off the excess wrap either around the knuckles or the wrist area. Tools needed: 180" Wraps Hands Step 1: Place the Thumb Loop around your thumb Step 2: Wrap UNDER the wrist so that the wrap is laying in front of you and drapes toward the thumb. (snug not tight) Step 3: Wrap the same way as step 2, but offset it a little as shown--so around and under the wrist with the wrap draping towards the thumb (snug not tight) Step 4: Go under the wrist to the Meaty part of the hand, form a slant and go between your index and thumb (snug not tight) Step 5: From the thumb/index finger, go directly across the palm to form a bar, the wrap comes out near the pinky, form another slant to the BASE of the thumb. This forms a "X" other wise known as the X-factor which keeps all your metacarpals lined up correctly. Again snug not tight! Step 6: Now, we are doing step 4 again, so from the base of the thumb, go under the wrist to the meaty part of the hand to the index and thumb area forming another slant. Offset it as shown.