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Old 05-Oct-2004, 05:41 PM
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What are some ways to kill the nerves in the shins and the top of the foot?
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Old 05-Oct-2004, 05:45 PM
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condition your shins....stand with another person and place your feet side by side....slowlymove ur shins forward and back hitting against your partners shin...keep it light.
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You don't want to kill the nerves. If you have no feeling in your shins you can kick too hard and snap your shins. If you've ever seen the "kickboxing leg break" video you'll know what I mean.

Get a heavy bag that's fairly solid but not too much for you. If you get a really heavy bag to start off with you might as well kick a wall.

Start kicking the bag with gradual increasing intensity. Don't overdo it. You're trying to make yourself resistant to damage, not to damage yourself!

After awhile, you shins will have become conditioned enough that you can kick the bag full force and not be hurt. When you get to this point, get a bag that's slightly heavier and repeat the process.

Just think how much conditioning you need. Do you need to be able to take fairly hard kicks to the shins, or are you looking for baseball bat breaking conditioning?
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Old 05-Oct-2004, 06:37 PM
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i think we should make a sticky of at least the first part of my thai boxing myths thread to stop questions like this.
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Why stop the questions? Are they wrong? Are they to direct? What???
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hit the heavy bag with bare shins (wearing shorts) , again and again. After some years your shins will get tough. I dont feel anything when i hit the heavy bag anymore but my shin still hurts from a good knee block.
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So what would be a good starting weight for a kicking bag?

I'm looking at one that's 100 lbs.
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Definately an heavy bag is the best way to condition your shins, ignore all the "use and iron bar / rolling pin / bottle" rubbish, a good heavy bag will condition your shin just fine. My right shin is awesome but my left is not as good because I tend to shin kick off my right and push front kick off my left, it works for me.
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So what would be a good starting weight for a kicking bag?

I'm looking at one that's 100 lbs.
starting weight, um... 80-90 would be good, 100 would be medium. Once you get conditioned, go up further to 120 ish, if you can find any.
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Tonight at class I was kicking the bag we have. I asked about it's weight and was told it was 120 lbs and called a banana bag per the banana trees in Thailand.
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Ok, ive been trying to kill my nerves in the shin for a while and it really works well actully. Heres a way ive been doing it that my friend told me monks do every day. Take either a bo staff or a stick and roll it up and down your shins 10 minutes every day. Yes it works and if you wanna kill your thigh nerves whack em 10 minutes a day with a stick. Yes im doing that to.

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Ok, ive been trying to kill my nerves in the shin for a while and it really works well actully. Heres a way ive been doing it that my friend told me monks do every day. Take either a bo staff or a stick and roll it up and down your shins 10 minutes every day. Yes it works and if you wanna kill your thigh nerves whack em 10 minutes a day with a stick. Yes im doing that to.
It's been mentioned to me to do just that, and mentioned here at MAP tro NOT do that. I now need to ask what gives???! Why the controversy? Is it a good thing or a bad thing.
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hitting the heavy bag will condition but wont help you when ur shin comes into contact with ur opponents shin or knee etc during fighting/sparring...it will hurt like hell if this happens.
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The general opinion on this that I here from all the fighters that I have met is that it does not hurt that much during the fight because of the adrenaline but after the fight its bad.
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What are some ways to kill the nerves in the shins and the top of the foot?


lol, you could give yourself third degree burns which is one of the only ways to actually "kill" the nerve endings in an area on your body.

I think you mean that you just want to toughen up your shins through conditioning

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