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Old 04-18-2011, 05:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I've recently started practicing muay thai, and I've been hearing alot of different things on how to toughen your shins. Some people say it's just a waste of time, since your shins will naturally toughen on the targets you kick. But others are all for it. I know the fighters in Thailand kick banana trees, and some of the guys I know use a roller pin on their shins. I don't know why to make of it all. What do you guys think?
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you kick a heavy bag hard enough often it will toughen your shins whilst your practicing, don't worry about it too much.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Use a Makawara stick, that always seems to work for me.

A large, thick pole would also do. Start light, then work your way up. You can also kick stuff really hard. That's also good conditioning aswell.
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I dont think its good because you will have bad shins when your older
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Just keep kicking the bag and drink milk. Kick the bag and drink milk.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback guys.
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I like to find the skinniest bag I can find and kick at the lowest part. Its usually very hard there. I've been doing that for years and I still bruise up.

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I use a heavy bag. Like Kwonkicker said in one of his videos, through repeated trauma, the bones will react and become more dense and powerful.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Just what they said. I recommend doing middle kicks on higher bags (not the banana bags) and aiming towards the bottom where its hard
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i know this will sound odd in this place but way iv strenghtened my shins up, is marching with militry and by doing cfts, they r 6-10 mile walks with 15 kg on back in 1.30-2 hr. now they r hard n good for kicking with, message me if want more info
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