MMA Muay Thai nube vs Shin pain.

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  1. GeeGee

    GeeGee New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I just started getting into Muay Thai and the Shin to Shin blocks are killing me. What can I do to make my Shins more resistant and/or do you recommend wearing Shin pads for training? [If so, please recommend a pair (Link)]

    k.thnx.bye.
     
  2. SCirone

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    I saw something posted on here awhile ago about hitting your shins with a damp twoell
     
  3. pepsi

    pepsi Cut my life into pieces

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    i recommend not blocking with your shin. as for conditioning, just keep kicking the bag, it'll come with time. and i would recommend wearing pads for sparring. umm, mtg i guess. its what i got. something leather anyway, to last longer.
     
  4. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    Same concept as making your jiu jitsu better by rolling. Kick more and it improves your shin.
     
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    are you serious? what kind of school lets you jump right into training without shinpads? Wow that is incredibly stupid.

    IMO, you need both. Go buy shinpads, and not those shitty foam ones that are wrapped in panty hose. I like the Fairtex ones. they stay in place fairly well and give lots of movement around your instep.
    Looks like Title Bozing sells Twins brand ones. While i bought them and hated them (got them too big), they are pretty damn good.

    To toughen your shins it will take a long time. start with a handfull of chopsticks and wrap a rubber band around the base and the middle of the bunch. You can start by hitting your shins with the end of the bunch which is much less solid. Then just keep working your way down till you can use it backwards and hit your shins with the solid base.

    Then you can move up to a rolling pin. hit your shins with that, then roll it down with a lot of pressure. It will take a LONG time, but it will come.
     
  7. darkjedi

    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    kick heavy bag over and over and go light on shin to shin contact. you want to slowly condition your shins, going fast will just contribute to injury.

    use shin pads when sparring.
     
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    Kick tree's like in Blood Sport to triumphant music
     
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    wth kind of school lets noobs spar without shinpads
     
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    yep the music is key, without that it will result in the aids.




    above posts hit it already, buy some pads
     
  11. GeeGee

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    Very light sparring.. Coach calls it something like "Len" which is Thai for "play"
     
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    our trainer made us play last night and my knee is so tender right now from receiving leg kicks.
     
  13. Bausk

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    Kick the bag and pads to condition you shins, it takes time. Wear shinpads in sparring. I've had both the Fairtex Pro Shinguards and the Combat Sports Grappling Shinguards (posted above), and I prefer the CS shinguards anyday. Been using them for about a year after replacing my Fairtex ones.
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    yeah that's how you slowly condition the shins. anything over 40-50% power you use shinpads.
     
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    are you serious? you must be kicking a lot of banana trees cause i think if i went 25% without shinpads i couldnt handle it.

    which is why i would never "play" with beginners that arent wearing shin pads. awful idea.
     
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    better to be a Muay Thai nube than a BJJ pube
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    40-50% power/speed is still pretty weak. enough to check leg kicks without injuring yourself.
     
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    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    again, if i went 25% my shins would be dying. how long have you been training?
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    I trained in MT for 5yrs.
     
  20. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    i've been a pussy all my life.
     
  21. Kozzy McKoz

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    checking leg kicks is awful. oh god i hate it.
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    :o
     
  23. Kuet

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    i dont know why you arent using shin pads while sparring- all the guys -no matter who -use them when sparring at my gym, and to get tougher shins start kicking that long, heavy bag thats really hard near the bottom.
     

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