That was part of my philosophy for ditching wraps. I sprained an ankle in football, and it kept re-spraining, even though I was wearing a brace, high tops, etc. Then a trainer told me that my ankle would be weak until I weaned it off of all the protective support, and likely would continue to get re-injured. So, I ditched the brace, went to low top cleats, and after a few weeks of being careful, it got much better.
Originally Posted by Thaiboxerken
So, after talking to some competitive boxers who went without wraps in training, I thought what the hell. Haven't had any problems, so why change anything now?
I'm happy to say that the ACE wraps did the job when I worked on the sandbag today!!! Yuppie!!! In fact, they work so well that I finished my workout without bag gloves. That is, I only used the ACE wraps, and I didn't have a problem at all, even with my right hand still in a bit of pain. Not bad at all.
I was never this comfortable with the ever-crap wraps. In fact, they made bag work painful. Maybe it was the brand, or maybe clothe wraps in general, but from now on, I'm sticking with the ACE wraps.
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Does anybody know a site where I would be able to get GOOD wraps?
www.ringside.com works fine for me
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