MMA Anyone try something like this to harden your shins? v.rollingbottleonshins

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  1. Unknown User

    Unknown User New Member

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    Got this off a website. My shins start to hurt after hard training in MT. Anyone try this to harden their shins? I generally feel pain for the next day after a hard workout.

    Description: Harden your Shins
    • <LI class=light_blue>Rolling exercise:
      Take a bottle in both hands and roll it slowly up and down the shin bone.
      Keep in mind that you have to roll the bottle slightly on the inside of the shin.
      There is a muscle ( tibialis ) on the outside.
    • Knocking exercise:
      Knock the bottle to the shinbone, but not very hard.
      The knocking should not hurt or leave bruises.
      Don't knock harder than you would knock a door and please... don't break the bottle on the shin.
    Trainer advice : Harden your Shins
    • <LI class=light_blue>Roll 40 times, knock 20 times. ( breath the same speed you roll - knocks are fast and light )
      Repeat about 5 times - 4 times per week.
    • Similar exercises can be applied on the bottom of the forearm
     
  2. checkii

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    i use a rolling pin. a bottle is probably better since it's harder.
     
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  4. Unknown User

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    Just thought I'd google it. It's been said by many people on various boards to not do this. Better to just hit the bag 50-100 times with each leg everyday because it's safer.
     
  5. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    LOL I read something like that in Sam Sheridan's book. I have never tried that, but it's not unheard of I guess.
     
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    i really dont se how kicking a heavy bag can prepare you for shin to shin contact. I can kick a heavy bag all day long, shin to shin at 30% kills me.
     
  7. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Well it essentially kills the nerves on your shin too. Just probably not as effective as that. Shin on shin seriously is fucking painful though.

    What style of leg kick do you use? I do a more of a downwards slicing kick, although it takes longer than a regular one.
     
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    all depends. i mostly do quick leg kicks where i just throw my leg out and turn my ankles, but if i set it up with punches then i'll actually bring my knee up high and kick with a much more downward angle.
     
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    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Nice, I'm not that great at throwing the quicker ones, so I just try to time the downward one as best as I can.
     
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    The way I always understood it is the rolling pins deaden the nerves, which is dangerous because you might hit something too hard without realizing it and make tiny fractures on your bone. Kicking the heavybag toughens up your bone and deadens your shin. Best way to do it was to calcify the bones first with heavy bag then move onto harder stuff to deaden the nervs out completely.

    Another method is to smack your shin with a wet towel millions of times.
     
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    going shin to shin is always going to hurt. i didn't know people were still doing shit like that to their shins. i just kick the back over and over again and move on to heavier and harder bags. that way you're actually improving your technique and power too. :dunno:
     
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    i use this canvas sock thing with rocks in it (seriously) it came from the same shop the thai pads i have came from..
     
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    why those guys.....they try to HURT me?
     
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    the pros at my school tell me that it will always hurt, but not nearly as much as taking one in the thigh

    and in a real fight, you dont really feel it with the adreneline
     
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    as did I...he suggests oil as well.
     
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    Seriously, kick the MT bags that are REALLY hard on the bottom part, keep doing that and it will help. When i first kicked that bag, i kicked with full force and it hurt SO bad. Now i can wail on it NP with my right, but i need to use my left more, its still a little tender.
     
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    a friend of mine has been doing thai boxing for a long time, and even now, shin to shin will still hurt.
     
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    never heard of this, will try
     
  19. Maestro Nobones

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    back in the kung fu days we just did lots of shin to shin contact to condition. :ugh:

    my shins are like razorblades because of it.. but I wouldn't recommend it. I second on kicking the tall heavy bags that have settled so the bottom is rock hard. that shit hurts my shins pretty bad and I have fucking tough shins.
     
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    A 10th degree black belt named Tak Kubota used to pound on his shins, and also his hands with a like 3lb sledge. He did into into his 70's.

    Calcium deposits & deadened nerves.
     

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