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    My favorite part was this:

    "do you LIKE picking up a spoon to eat your cereal in the morning?"

    What?!

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    i like spoons i like them i lot, i wanted to marry one but the laws in my state prevent it, unfortunately the lifespan for a spoon is significantly shorter than that of a human so i had to bury my spoon eventully, i put her in her favorite dress, god must have thought spoons a superior species because i actualy used her to dig her own shallow grave.

    now what were we talking about again?
    CLICK THE ADDS ROMO!

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    Some guy told me that instead of makiwara training, he had this system of punching gradually harder materials. Start with punching water, then sand, then soft woods (pine, etc.), then hard woods, ending up punching metal or something. He didn't have the stereotypical "karate knuckles," but he could punch pretty much anything without breakage.

    Anyone else do this?
    sudo make me a sandwich!

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    Manchuria,

    Thank you for sharing. Much appreciated. It explains SO much...


    Look, how often are you REALLY fighting that you need to condition your hands? In any sport event, you'll have protection. In any "street" application, hopefully you're showing SOME intelligence and being adaptable to the situation...not striking the skull, for example.

    Mike Reese's style is the best...logic.
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    What do you guys think of the harbringer MMA gloves/bag gloves? I've heard good things about them, but some people are saying they aren't enough protection and will mess up my fist.

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    Originally posted by toothpaste100
    What do you guys think of the harbringer MMA gloves/bag gloves? I've heard good things about them, but some people are saying they aren't enough protection and will mess up my fist.
    I've got and I like them a lot. They run a little big by the way. The only "down-side" is that some MMA refs won't let you use them because of the grip tube in the palm. But it can be removed fairly easily.

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    i just read this thread when i could have been looking at porn instead, talk about not fuking your fist

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    I use bag gloves for punching my bag, (the bags 75 pounds, as Im not a big puncher, working on it though!)

    I have an odd problem though, I notice that sometimes (ok I lied, everytime) after im done, my middle knuckle (the middle finger knuckle that is) kind of...swells up, it feels like its bruised or something, it goes away in 2-3 days but its still odd, I was just wondering if anyone knew what this was.

    Also, sometimes my wrist buckles, but Im working on it (trying to strike the bag more accurately, at the right angle, and what not) and other then wrist exercises, any advise for that?

    One last thing, I heard that you should wear gloves when you punch the bag, for a 75 pound bag, what oz. gloves should I wear? 10? 16? 16 is pretty frickin large, but I have no expertise in this field, so... yeah...( shrugs )

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    Tom,

    It's more about your size/weight than the size of the bag.

    The swelling knuckle and the wrist are because your fist isn't quite right yet. The knuckle is probably taking most of the impact. If you're going to hit bare-knuckled, try to hit with the first two (some say three, but I disagree from my experiences) knuckles. Tighten those last two (pinky and ring finger) really tight, you'll find it helps support the wrist a bit more too.

    It's easier to show than to describe. Find a good puncher (boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, etc.) and ask them to show you on a bag.
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    Originally posted by toothpaste100
    What do you guys think of the harbringer MMA gloves/bag gloves? I've heard good things about them, but some people are saying they aren't enough protection and will mess up my fist.
    I've got those gloves too.
    I removed the cylindrical metal bar by carefully cutting the stitching on the leather patch that covers the bar.

    I like them because of the freedom to use any and all open hand techniques.

    As to whether or not they offer adequate protection or not is open to debate; I tend to train lighter if my hands or wrists start to hurt.

    The amount of heavy training joints can handle varies widely between individuals and also rest and diet have much to do with how a person will hold up long term.

    everyone who trains in striking should take Glucosamine suppliments IMHO.

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