If you are a Muay Thai fighter then you already know about the benefits of having strong and flexible wrists. In fact, in most cases it is physically impossible for you to function without having them. This is due to the vast amount of stress that they place on them during a match. While this may be true, there is more to these wrists than meets the eye.
In order to get the full benefits of wrist wraps, it is important to understand how they work. A Muay Thai fighter’s hands and wrists are wrapping tightly around his or her fist to help control the movement of the main joint, the knuckles. It helps to keep the motion loose, but also brings the other muscles into play. This is what gives the fighter that “ping” effect while they are swinging their arms at the opponents.
There are many different ways in which you can do wrist wraps. You can choose to do them while standing, which many do as their first technique. This is especially effective because of the added tension on the muscles in the back of your arms. When done correctly, you will feel your muscles become tight, yet still able to move freely. To make them more effective, try doing them while you are lying on your back so that you can stretch out your fingers.
Another common way in which Muay Thai wrist wraps are used is to do them while your opponent is down. The wrapping tightens the muscles around the thumb and forefinger. This will help to minimize any potential damage that your opponent can do to you. Keep in mind that you should use a very flexible rubber band to do this since it will stretch the skin on your wrist. Many fighters will just add pressure to make it tighter when they are not in an opponent’s face.
Even though Muay Thai wrist wraps are a great exercise for your upper body and the larger muscles that you have in your arms and legs, you may want to add this exercise to your regular workout routine. You can easily do wrist stretches after you have finished working out. You can also do wrist curls after you finish up your stretching routine. Both of these moves will improve the flexibility in your muscles and will help you be able to protect your wrists from being injured. By building the muscles in your wrists, you will be able to protect them better and will be able to use them more effectively when you are fighting.
If you are a fan of wrist wraps and other types of exercises for your upper body, you should definitely consider taking a few classes to learn how to do them properly. Not only will you be learning the proper technique, but you will also be learning a great cardiovascular workout. These moves will not only help to keep your body strong and flexible, but it will also keep your heart healthy. It is well worth it for the amount of time that you will save at the gym.