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  1. Ryno is offline

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    Posted On:
    2/19/2006 10:18pm


     Style: FMA, Jujutsu/Judo/SAMBO

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Thaiboxerken
    If you punch properly, you don't even need wraps. However, it takes time to ween yourself off of them if you've been training with them.

    Wraps "protect" your wrist and tendons at the expense of atrophy. It's much like a weight belt. Many powerlifters and olympic lifters prefer to actually strengthen the core taht the weightbelt as designed to protect instead.
    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.

    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?
  2. Teh El Macho is offline
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    Posted On:
    2/19/2006 11:27pm

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    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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  3. BlackStalyon is offline

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    Posted On:
    2/19/2006 11:38pm


     Style: Muay Thai

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    Does anybody know a site where I would be able to get GOOD wraps?
  4. shortround is offline

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    Posted On:
    2/19/2006 11:56pm


     Style: MMA

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    www.ringside.com works fine for me
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