Wrist wraps are a premium upgrade for your fitness routine. Like seat warmers in a car or more leg room on an airplane, wrist wraps aren’t required to get the job done, but they certainly make it more comfortable. Let’s talk about how wrist wraps work, when to use them, how folks wear them, and why TRX® Wrist Wraps are the only set you need.
How Wrist Wraps Work
Most wrist wraps employ the same basic design: a long strip of fabric with Velcro® backing and a thumb loop to secure the wrap’s position. A wrist wrap can provide support and stabilization of the wrist during exercise, and help reduce the risk of hyperextension.
To wear a wrist wrap, start by holding the wrap with the thumb loop facing upward. The wide, fabric band should naturally fall toward the forearm. Slip the thumb loop over your thumb, and wrap the fabric around your wrist, securing it with the Velcro closure. (Pro-tip: the soft side of the Velcro should face up, instead of touching your arm, allowing the coarse strip of Velcro to secure the wrap.)
The wrap should overlap the wrist bone (or, if you prefer the technical name, the “pisiform”), and the fabric should be wrapped snugly around your wrist, without cutting off your circulation.