Another instep kicking thread
Ok, I did my search func, but I didn't get the results I wanted, so there :tongue6:
Anyways, I've read here and in other sources that kicking with the instep is a good way to **** the ankles. And yet, afaik, several kickboxing rules seldom allow kicks with the shins and prefer kicks with the insteps.
The reason I'm asking is that I recently watched on DVD CroCop's fight with Magomedov (prior to his fight with Fedor.) More than in any other fight, one could clearly see the instep kicking, including his kick to Magomedov's face and the subsequent kick to the liver that delivered the win.
So the question is, how the hell kickboxers condition their insteps for that type of kicks? ****, insteps are just a mess of tendons and little bones as opposed to the shin, which is a freaking big, thick, baseball bat.
I have a friend of mine who is a former kickboxer, and one of the things he complained is that he broke his instep during comps long ago, and, according to him, that was a common accident back in his days.
How do you guys condition your insteps? How do you make them stronger and how do you cope with the damage that comes with it?
I'm very curious to to hear your experiences in this matter.