Posted On:8/07/2012 8:38am
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.
Posted On:8/07/2012 4:20pm
Style: Hung Gar
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.
Posted On:8/07/2012 4:47pm
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.
Posted On:8/07/2012 6:33pm
Style: mma /boxing/muai thai
Yeah here is an exersise. Swich to volume punching and focus on cardio and footwork.
Whitsunday Martial Arts Airlie Beach North Queensland.
Posted On:8/07/2012 9:54pm
Style: Muay Thai
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.
Posted On:8/07/2012 10:23pm
Originally Posted by gregaquaman
Yeah here is an exersise. Switch to volume punching and focus on cardio and footwork.
But...but...OP WANTS TO WAIL!!!
Who cares about proper technique and having patience WHEN YA WANNA WAIL?!??!
Posted On:8/08/2012 12:32am
Stupid question, stupid answers. Fair enough.
Here I was hoping there was some sort of alternative to level grinding my form.
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Posted On:8/19/2012 7:19am
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?
Posted On:8/19/2012 8:16am
Style: Boxing,Kickboxing K1
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.
Posted On:8/19/2012 8:28am
Style: being less stupid
What are you 12? Go see a fucking doctor. Then a head shrink you idiot.
Start a training log!
Originally Posted by Ming Loyalist
i really think that those who can't get their head around the bowing thing (because their angry sky daddy will punish them) don't deserve judo. life is full of choices, and if your bronze age superstitions are holding you back, so be it.
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