How To Tape Up Your Hands for Boxing And What Kind of Tape to Use

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If you are wondering what kind of tape boxers use to tape up their hands we cover it in this article and also show you where you can get it.

Also if you were looking for instructions on exactly how to tape up your hands for boxing, at the bottom of the post is a great instructional video showing you exactly how to do so.

Firstly you are going to need some equipment.

Equipment needed for taping hands for boxing:

  • Gauze
  • Tape

what kind of tape for boxing
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The best kind of gauze to use is boxing gauze. The tape that is used is called athletic or trainers tape.

Its really important to have good solid padding for your knuckles, good wrist support and don’t forget to wrap up the thumb.

How to Wrap Hands using Tape & Gauze for Amateur Boxing

Key points from the video:

  • Never wrap the palm
  • Protect the thumb
  • Keep fingers open when wrapping
  • It’s illegal to tape the knuckles
  • You can (and should) tape between the knuckles
  • Don’t be cheap on the tape or the gauze – your hands are too important

Here’s the thing..

It doesn’t matter how great a fighter you are, or even how fit you might be – if your hands get broken or injured whilst fighting you are not only down, you are out for months. This basic preparation is very important.

There are many ways and techniques to wrap up your hands and this one of them.

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