MMA does anyone know why you get shaky hands after punching a heavy bag?

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  1. velamint

    velamint Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

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    Every time after I would hit the bag, my hands would get super shaky for probably 10-30 minutes or so. Does anyone know the actual physiological cause of why this happens? I only ask because I naturally have kind of shaky hands, and Im wondering if the punching will do any permanent damage and make my current condition worse.
     
  2. brolli

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    maybe its because you have your fists clenched so hard the entire time? Not really sure about this one.
     
  3. velamint

    velamint Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

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    also this was a while ago, and I never did it super seriously, just hitting the bag a few times a week
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    do you condition your arms? when i used to hit the bag but not work out consistently, my arms would turn into jello and i'd have no strength to grip with my hands, not even for :wackit:ing it :\

    after i started to work out again, it didn't really affect me the same. i'd get tired before my arms gave out
     
  5. velamint

    velamint Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

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    I do now, I think I did a little back then, but now much. Its not really that jello armed feeling though, its just really shaky hands - it was hard to even type.
     
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    Are you using wraps? I've never had this problem but always use wraps
     
  7. Bruised Lee

    Bruised Lee John Kune Do, puncher of faces

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    i never used wraps or gloves, but started slow. i like my leather knuckles.
     
  8. velamint

    velamint Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

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    yeah I was using wraps and light gloves
     
  9. SquirtRussel

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    ive had this happen to me sometimes, but its usually when i overdo it and go all out on the bag, then my hands are just tired... they get all jittery and its hard to write anything for a while. never thought of it as a bad thing.
     
  10. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    I used to get like that after I lifted weights (when I first started lifting). turned out to be a combination of not eating enough beforehand, and doing far too many reps.

    :dunno:
     
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    CrimsonVonDoom There Cannot be Two Skies OT Supporter

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    It's just muscle fatigue in the muscles of your hands from clenching to resist to impact being reflected back from the bag. Used to happen to me until I got used to the heavy bag.
     

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