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Old 04-26-2006, 05:38 PM   #1
Michael McMahon
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I've been using a heavy bag for cardio work a few days a week and like it. I wear Title super bag gloves but have been getting torn up knuckles from the inside stitching in the gloves. I bought the Everlast gel glove/wrap to wear as an easier alternative to wrapping my hands. The problem is that when wearing the gel gloves inside my bag gloves I start to get a pain to the palm side of my thumb that gets worse when I strike the bag. The pain is not there in just the bag gloves alone. I like the gel gloves inside the bag gloves, my hands/wrist feels real secure and protected, but the thumb pain is too much. This pain is also present when I use regular wraps as well. Any suggestions as to why I'm getting this pain and if there is a solution? Thanks
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:44 AM   #2
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just use wraps dude, sorry if thats not what you want to hear but i would say the gel gloves are putting your hand in potentially harmfull position.
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:16 PM   #3
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Tried today to simply wrap my hands and had the same exact pain in the same fleshy part of my thumb directly under the seam between the thumb and palm of the glove. I have smaller hands, could the excess material of the wrap be getting pinched under the seam and causing the pain? Should I maybe try shorter wraps? The pain is not present at all when I don't wrap my hands but I know that this isn't the safest thing to do.
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Old 05-06-2006, 08:40 AM   #4
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Are you wrapping your hands correctly?

They should be tight-tight only when making a hard fist, they should be wrapped just a hair short of snug- and no circulation should be getting cut off. Hand open, and fingers slightly spread as you wrap.
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Old 05-06-2006, 03:24 PM   #5
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You might want to look into Mexican handwraps. They have a bit of "give' to them and are more forgiving than cotton wraps.

http://www.ringside.com/DETAIL.ASPX?ID=24622

Here is the common way to wrap you hands.

http://www.boxinggyms.com/tips/wraps/reverse/index.htm
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