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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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So, I used to train in martial arts a few years back (Wing Chun Gung Fu, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do (loosely stated here due to its true meaning), Ju Jitsu, etc., and I have recently started to train again to get back in shape. So, I got myself a new heavy bag in the basement.
Here's my issue: When I train on the bag, my wrists end up hurting like crazy for a few days. I usually go all out on the bag, not half speed or anything, and I think that may be my problem, but also, I think either I should have my hand wraps tighter or looser, I'm not sure. Anyway, can anyone offer me any advice?
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most likely you are not landing properly... try working on the part where fist meets the bag - make sure the position is comfortable and such, go in slow-mo... try to remember the position and hit it couple of times make sure it feels good.

as for wraps - wraps are nice but main thing is landing properly... you want to be able to throw solid punches without wraps at all (no wraps on the street, right?)

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 08:02 AM
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i think i agree with the dude above, it could be a technique thing so make sure you land with the fist correctly

i see you mentioned about wraps may be too tight/loose, why not try looser or tighter wraps next time you work the bag and see if thats the case? but always make sure you wrap them the right way and land punches the right way.

why not try longer wraps, that way you can get more support especially around the wrists. what are your bag gloves like? are they decent weight 'Gloves' or just 'Mitts' (little gloves with no solid thumb covering and no wrist velcro/lace etc)

At the end of last season my left wrist got dodgy when i threw a left hook on the bag/pads (but not sparring+fighting) and the problem went away when i changed from a standard style hook to landing my left hook with like thumb facing the floor instead of the ceiling if you get me, basically landing with an upside down fist and landing with the knuckles as opposed to the tophalf of fingers and the knuckles. Although its not all doom & gloom as landing hook this way scores points in am. boxing as you land with the white part of the glove more.
Loll and sorry for hitting you with what looks like my lifestory was hard to describe that hook haha
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