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protecting shins?

ACIDBATHBELFORT2010-05-17 18:42:30 +0000 #1
Ive been doing a lot more training again lately. I find when I kick the heavy bag my shins are getting ripped apart with brush burns. I wear jogging pants when I kick but it doesnt seem to help that much. I dont want to use any padded guards so I toughen my shins but I also dont want to rip them up either. Any suggestions?

Too bad dhk runs from anything named healt and fitness. If anyone would know how to prevent rash burns it would be him.
Lefty2010-05-17 18:51:25 +0000 #2
Maybe trade in the sweats for Thai shorts? I hate kicking in track/sweat pants because I can't open up my hips the way I can with open thai boxing shorts.
ACIDBATHBELFORT2010-05-17 19:25:00 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Lefty

Maybe trade in the sweats for Thai shorts? I hate kicking in track/sweat pants because I can't open up my hips the way I can with open thai boxing shorts.

I tried kicking with shorts and I really ripped up my shins. Unless its just the covering of the bags that the gym has?
Lefty2010-05-17 19:04:50 +0000 #4
I've only hit heavy bags covered in vinyl or leather. If it's covered in something other than those materials, maybe that's it.

After you kick, do you push off the bag to get your leg back to it's original position? If so, maybe you are rubbing it unnecessarily in a different direction (up) rather than pushing straight back.
ACIDBATHBELFORT2010-05-17 19:29:17 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by Lefty

I've only hit heavy bags covered in vinyl or leather. If it's covered in something other than those materials, maybe that's it.

After you kick, do you push off the bag to get your leg back to it's original position? If so, maybe you are rubbing it unnecessarily in a different direction (up) rather than pushing straight back.

Thanks for the help. I try to follow through with the kicks. When I pull the kicks it doesnt do it. I want to toughen my shins, work on snap, power, etc. Both are leather bags so Im not sure whats the problem here.
Tony Montana2010-05-17 20:27:30 +0000 #6
my first thought too was about the covering of the bad. I understand it hurting initially when you first start learning to kick properly. But, if you transfer your weight into the kick and drive through the bad there shouldn't be any scrapping.

don't kick with jogging pants, that's just silly

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