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  1. Mindspider is offline

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    Bone Conditioning for MT?

    I've heard and read that bone conditioning can be a very important part of MT training. At the very least, I want to desensitize my shins, so it doesn't hurt so much when I check a kick. Does anyone have any thoughts on the importance of this, as well as recommendations of how to do it safely?
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    There's already been several threads on this so do a search and i'm sure you'll find some useful information.

    The important thing with shin checking (as with most things) is learning correct technique. Buy a good pair of shin guards and practise.
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    The general consensus is that you want to avoid any quick fix solutions such as rolling a bottle up and and down your shin or kicking any trees other than banana trees. Kicking heavy bags and thai pads daily then icing your shins at night seems to be the best way.

    My own question:
    Is MT thigh conditioning a myth? Will repetitive, low impact kicks which increase marginally each session reduce the impact of full blown leg kicks in the future? A few of the fighters do this at my gym and have asked me to join them but i don't want to be injuring myself for no gain.
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    Condition your shins with bagwork, padwork and sparring, nothing else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sang View Post
    The general consensus is that you want to avoid any quick fix solutions such as rolling a bottle up and and down your shin or kicking any trees other than banana trees. Kicking heavy bags and thai pads daily then icing your shins at night seems to be the best way.

    My own question:
    Is MT thigh conditioning a myth? Will repetitive, low impact kicks which increase marginally each session reduce the impact of full blown leg kicks in the future? A few of the fighters do this at my gym and have asked me to join them but i don't want to be injuring myself for no gain.
    I think it may possibly have some sort of merit, but I've never seen any reason to put any sort of faith in this actually doing anything. People do a lot of things as part of their training that they'll recommend to other people that are just flat out wrong, so I tend to only do the things that make sense to me. Letting people kick me in the legs needlessly is something I'd rather not take part in.
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    I have the same view on it, last thing i want is permanently dead legs for something that may not even work. I think i'll have to give it a 2 month trial anyway after this next fight, got dropped on the weekend again from leg kicks.
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    Thanks for the info, I will definitely find the other threads on this. I'm not looking for any quick fixes, and I have no intention of shifting the focus of my training; I do have plentiful spare time at my work, however, and I've been lightly smacking a wooden stick against my shins during my downtime. It's something that I can do while reading or watching tv, so if it has any merit to it, I figure, "eh, why not?"
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    Repeated sharp blows to an extrmely nerve-laden part of your body... Sounds like either torture or good fun depending on how much of a painfreak you are.

    Don't let some dude kick you in the ITB for jollies. Having had moderately serious [and seriously annoying] injuries in my thighs from blows to the leg [not by kicking, but I figure kicking would have a similar effect] I can't see why there'd be anything to gain from this and plenty to lose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sang View Post
    I have the same view on it, last thing i want is permanently dead legs for something that may not even work. I think i'll have to give it a 2 month trial anyway after this next fight, got dropped on the weekend again from leg kicks.
    Work more on your footwork and being light on your feet so you can more easily defend and you won't have to get kicked in the legs :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sang View Post
    My own question:
    Is MT thigh conditioning a myth? Will repetitive, low impact kicks which increase marginally each session reduce the impact of full blown leg kicks in the future? A few of the fighters do this at my gym and have asked me to join them but i don't want to be injuring myself for no gain.
    Its not a myth, but its not neuro-muscular either. Its simply the fighter getting used to that sort of pain. Its exactly what happens to people when they box: they stop freaking out about getting hit in the face.
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