MMA So I don't train...

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  1. GreatDeceiver

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    ...at all. I'm barely paying my rent and tuition with my current two jobs so finding the funds and time to get into a gym is just impossible right now.

    However they finally put up some boxing equipment at the Rec Center here at OSU and I'm thinking about at least pounding on the heavy bag after my workouts. Dunno what it's really going to do without proper training but I figured what the hell, I can at least work on form.

    So my question is what do you guys typically use with the heavy bag? 12 oz boxing gloves? Bag gloves? Just go bareknuckle like a badass?

    Any advise would be sexy, thanks.
     
  2. checkii

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    agreed, get a pair of 14s or 16s and work from there. when you get better then worry about moving down to smaller gloves.
     
  3. Optamix

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    Bare knuckles for the lose.

    Every time you have to get something out of your pockets you will regret your decision to try and be a bad ass.
     
  4. SCirone

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    There should be some BJJ or boxing clubs or something at OSU
     
  5. checkii

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    i see guys everyday hitting the bag bare knuckled and i just laugh at them. It's stupid, no point to it.

    also, anyone else have the cool guy at their gym that punches hard objects all the time? we got one guy that punches the metal posts of the ring and the posts that hold up the bags. :mamoru:
     
  6. Optamix

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    Yes. He is convinced it makes his hands stronger :mamoru:

    My bet would be on he his keeping his hands in a constant state of stress fractures.
     
  7. Crocop hits a piece of leather on a wooden post like a thousand times every day, just with his handwraps.

    :dunno:
     
  8. GreatDeceiver

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    Awesome, thanks for the advice.

    As far as clubs go, we are chock full of aesthetically pleasing martial arts clubs that don't accomplish anything. There is a Judo club, but from what I hear it's pretty weak.

    I really envy the cage crew every time I read about your training. Even the guys that just started who post about getting their asses kicked make me want to do it badly. I figure if I save up some cash I can start next summer. 23 isn't too old to start, so who knows? I might just become the next Lee Reed :x:
     
  9. Next bob Sapp :x:
     
  10. Maestro Nobones

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    :dunno: I started hitting a bag on my own when I was like 11 or something, nobody showed me anything or told me shit about wraps or gloves, my dad said the canvas bag would make my knuckles tougher. in kung fu of course nobody ever used handwraps because it was all that iron body and whatnot, we did horrible stuff to our arms and legs in the name of body hardening :hs: I didn't know any better tho.

    nowadays I'm starting to think I should start wrapping my hands, I'm getting old man hands from wailing on the bags so often bareknuckle.
     
  11. VulgarTheClown

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    Get 180" hand wraps and a good hand wrap instructional.

    Hand wrapping is priority #1.
     
  12. Optamix

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    But he is Cro Cop. He can get away with silly things like that.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    I bare-knuckle it. But then I used to bare-knuckle brick walls when I'd get angry. So my hands have been toughened up a lot over time.

    Assuming you aren't into that kind of training, I'd use some very small bag gloves or hand wraps.
     
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    He wraps his hands for it? :hsugh:


    That's exactly how it makes your hands stronger. By consistently breaking down the bones on a small scale, you make your bones much stronger as they rebuild. I'm sure you've heard that when a bone heals, it's stronger at the point of the break. The same concept applies to the overall structure. If you break it down slowly over time, and allow it to heal (get plenty of calcium and don't over-do it) your bones will become stronger.

    This concept is briefly, but adequately explained in National Geographic's Fight Science: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__sNgnYEEXA

    I often amaze people at work with how hard I can rigid metal structures without injury or much pain. But I've only trained my right hand enough for that, so far.
     
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    my coach is the MT guy on there :mamoru:

    and you must be thuper tuff from punching all those brick walls [​IMG]
     
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    LOL, that's not "training".
     
  18. Maestro Nobones

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    actually it's real common in some martial arts, in kung fu they call it 'iron body' or '7 star conditioning'
     
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    My knuckles are. Why the retarded response? Jealous? Think I'm just here showboating? I'd start a new thread if I were here to brag. The topic motivated me to share my experience.


    Yes, it is a form of training.


    :werd:
     
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    And Jason Delucia showed us just how effective kung fu was :mamoru:
     
  21. Maestro Nobones

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    hey I never said it was good training or applicable to MMA. I just was putting my hat in there for it being considered training in some places.
     
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