I know better than my trainers
Been boxing for 2 and a half months now and I still regularly scrape all the skin on my the two hitting knuckles and bruise the inside of my palm.
Hurts like a mofo when it happens, around once every two weeks. I've been told to lay it easy on the power because I haven't been boxing for long but I mean come on. Thats no fun.
Is there some sort of exercise or something that I could do to deal with it? Soak my fist in brine or some **** like that?
The trainers advice is to switch to volume punching and focus on cardio and footwork. That **** isn't as fun as whaling on the bag and letting all the pent up anger you have just explode.
Wear handwraps and gloves? Your gloves might just be old or shitty.
I do iron palm and it has (subjectively) helped with some hand issues I was having.
If you're skinning your knuckles, your strikes are scraping the target at point of impact, which means less penetration of the target.
Your trainers may be trying to get you to volume-drill (hopefully with a trainer watching and correcting so that you don't simply err in volume) in order to improve your aim and focus.
That way, the scrapes won't happen as frequently. Also, better aim and focus will improve your strikes' efficacy: more result for less effort.
Yeah here is an exersise. Swich to volume punching and focus on cardio and footwork.
If you're losing skin on your knuckles, one of two things are happening. Either your gloves are so old and shitty that they aren't protecting your hands, or your technique sucks balls. I haven't seen your gloves, but considering all you want to do is wail on the heavy bag as hard as you can, I know which one I'm putting my money on.
As for advice, you could try listening to the people you're paying to teach you how to box.
But...but...OP WANTS TO WAIL!!!
Originally Posted by gregaquaman
Who cares about proper technique and having patience WHEN YA WANNA WAIL?!??!
Stupid question, stupid answers. Fair enough.
Here I was hoping there was some sort of alternative to level grinding my form.
Last edited by StepInCross; 8/08/2012 12:39am at .
Don't want to create another thread and since my question is still about a fist injury, I'll ask it here.
I've got some swelling on my middle knuckle from a punching a wall in anger. Its not exactly severe and it doesn't here, at least it hasn't hurt yet. I just recently did it, though. Can I still train tomorrow? What should I do to help it heal quicker?
There is no magic bullet here, if you get yourself injured you will have to be patient or the injury will worsen. Your hands are your weapon in boxing, so you better take good care of them. One advice i can give you, don't hit hard surfaces because it will **** your hands up. Try kicking with the flat of your foot if you must act out your anger, or slam a door.
About the swelled knuckle, if it hurts when you touch it, you better skip boxing and go do some cardio and weight lifting.
What are you 12? Go see a fucking doctor. Then a head shrink you idiot.
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