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Stop being such a *****, grind my toe down until it's a disfigured knob with no nerve endings
Find some sort of grippy padded bootie/wrap/sock-like/grippy/tabi-ish thing for protection
Tape, which rolls into sticky balls and collects particles from the floor making for a dirty toe
Just wear shoes like a total *****
1/08/2007 1:43pm, #1
Bag woork toe protection on hardwood floor
OK here is my dilema...
1. My heavy bag is in a wooden floored area in my gym
2. I would rather not wear shoes when striking
The problem is that the toe on my rear leg always gets chewed up by the floor. I pivot onto my toe as I connect with my punches, so a lot of power gets put through the floor there and I have no padding. I dont want to wear shoes because I dont want to fight with shoes
1/08/2007 1:51pm, #2
- Join Date
- Aug 2003
- TSD, Missing BJJ and Judo
Whenever I've torn my toes up, a combination of athletic tape (with or without gauze) has usually helped me out. Whenever you're taping something like that, more small strips of tape are better than a lesser number of larger strips.
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1/08/2007 1:51pm, #3
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats
- Join Date
- Jun 1998
- Cow Town
- MMA (Retired)
Well realistically if you're going to ever have to kick someone, outside of MMA, you'll be wearing shoes. But I wear wrestling shoes mainly because the floor in my basement needs to be cleaned.
1/08/2007 2:21pm, #4
Tape the toe, many people do this, not a big issue.
1/08/2007 2:40pm, #5
- Join Date
- Sep 2006
- Ontario, Canada
- Judo. Some BJJ/Kickboxing
Don't be such a *****! Some callus material will make chicks dig you."[Fighting for Points] is doubtless very pretty, and invariably draws applause, but preferences should always be given to blows that do some business, to good straight hits that do something toward finishing the fight.
A man who has carefully trained for brilliant tapping play, will find himself considerably out of it in case he is called upon to do any real work."
-A.J. Newton, Boxing.
1/08/2007 2:41pm, #6
1/08/2007 2:53pm, #7
Buy jigsaw mats, either at your local sporting goods store or the internet. Place recently purchased jigsaw mats under and around said heavy bag. I was going to use the Step1 blah, profit thing but it's just not funny anymore. And when I say anymore I mean since the underwear gnomes did it.
1/08/2007 3:14pm, #8
tape, or just build up calluses. I never had a problem with bag work on hardwood, but then again I've also got big fat calluses on the bottoms of my feet.
1/08/2007 3:23pm, #9
I like to practice on other peoples heavy bags while wearing my combat boots.
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1/08/2007 3:31pm, #10Originally Posted by Epicurus
Personally, I went with jigsaw foamy things; basement floor is cold and nasty.