If you look at the athletes taking part in a competition, you will notice relatively quickly that most of them wear wrist wraps. These are not the typical bandages used in fitness or bodybuilding for calisthenics, street workout, CrossFit and other functional sports, but specially cut "fabric strips" made of a less stretchy fabric and without Velcro. This article will show you what these Wrist Wraps are all about and why they are so popular for functional fitness.
In this article I will distinguish between "Wrist Wraps" (the common term for the special bandages) and wrist bandages (the typical fitness and bodybuilding bandages). The second have the following disadvantages:
Functional Wrist Wraps, as shown in green here, on the other hand, have
This is the reason why many athletes choose the easily adjustable and thinner Wrist Wraps: To easily change the level of support of the Wrist Wraps between different exercises, e.g. during a superset, and have the support at the right place in the range of motion.
There are two criticisms of Wrist Wraps that can be dealt with by putting them on properly, namely that the Wrist Wraps give too little support and that they are difficult to wrap.
Binding is actually a bit of getting used to the first few times, as the fixing of the beginning is the most important part. You take the straight end of the Wrist Wraps and hold it in the palm of your hand with your ring and middle finger, make one turn around your wrist and now you have to fix the held area for the next turns. The most important thing is that the beginning doesn't rotate, so that the whole Wrist Wraps are tight and can be turned looser or tighter later.
Here you can see a video tutorial on how to wrap Wrist Wraps:
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