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MMA basics, how to condition your shins

amyfaithamy profile image AmyFaith ・3 min read

Shin conditioning is such a critical part of training, fight camp and just general confidence when through calf kicks, low kicks, head kicks and body kicks.

Checkout the above YouTube video from
Sean Fagan on shin conditioning basics.

Here are some interesting articles from around the Internet that help with shin conditioning, enjoy!

From Reddit:

Tips for Shin Conditioning

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Does r/muaythai have any tips for conditioning shins? I didn't grow up kicking banana trees so like most people my shins are pretty sensitive. Read the post from another nak muay about his shin injury and it sounds nasty.

Right now I've decided that my two options are kicking bags as much as possible and punching myself in the shins…

Advice for shin conditioning?

Reddit Logo Tips for Shin Conditioning

Does r/muaythai have any tips for conditioning shins? I didn't grow up kicking banana trees so like most people my shins are pretty sensitive. Read the post from another nak muay about his shin injury and it sounds nasty.

Right now I've decided that my two options are kicking bags as much as possible and punching myself in the shins…

Shin Conditioning Tips

Reddit Logo Advice for shin conditioning?

Last night at class we focused a lot on leg kicks and I realized that my shins are nowhere near ready for the kind of impact Muay Thai entails. Is there any way I can toughen up my shins short of growing a banana tree in my basement?

I need help figuring out Muay Thai shin conditioning.

Hi guys! So about 6 months ago I started training Muay Thai again after a very very long break (around 5 years). Back then when I trained, I trained just to keep myself fit. Now priorities have changed and I want to take it seriously. So today I trained on a heavy bag for nearly 3 hours, because I read…

What is the science behind conditioning your shins

Is it true that you are actually creating micro fractures in your shin bone? If so, why would doing this and letting it heal end up making the bone stronger?

 Shin conditioning with a stick?

Reddit Logo Shin conditioning with a stick?

I've started using an arnis stick to condition my shins by tapping it and rolling the stick up and down it. I do this while watching tv or youtube shortly before going to bed until it starts to hurt real bad. Now i can already tell that some people are probably going to down vote this post after reading that…

Articles

WANNA GET ROCK HARD SHINS? HERE'S HOW YOU DO IT

We’ve all heard the shin conditioning methods of kicking metal poles or using a rolling pin to beat your shins to a bloody pulp, but before you go out and shatter your tibia, you might want to consider other options when it comes to hardening your shins.

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The Truth about Shin Conditioning

If you’ve just started Muay Thai you might have seen the more experienced guys in the gym hammering heavy kicks into the bag or pads, but when you tried to do the same it was just plain painful.

This is because your shins aren’t conditioned to throwing kicks yet, but there’s a lot of weird ideas when it comes to the best way to condition your shins, with loads of common misconceptions about the whole process. Fight Quality is about to clear all that up, by talking through some of the common myths you hear, and then the best way to actually harden up your shins for murderous kicks.

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 How To Condition Your Shins For Muay Thai

For every Muay Thai fighter or enthusiast, having strong shins could mean the difference between a powerful kick, capable of knocking out an opponent, and a weak one. Strong shins also mean a better chance for a fighter to withstand kicks that are thrown at him.

The kick is one of the most valuable strikes in a Muay Thai fighter’s arsenal. The upper part of the shinbone, in particular, is what must make contact with his opponent’s body, leg or head in order to inflict the most damage. Thus, proper conditioning of the shins is essential.

Unfortunately, many Muay Thai students believe that “numbing down” or “destroying nerves” equates to shin conditioning. They also believe that they must kick a banana tree down like Buakaw in order to get shins of steel.

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The Ultimate Guide to Muay Thai Shin Conditioning

Muay Thai kickboxing is known as “the way of eight limbs” for a reason. No, you aren’t transmuting into a spider. As a Muay Thai practitioner, you’re taught to fight with your fists, elbows, knees, and shins in a brutal, no-holds-barred martial art designed to take your opponent down as quickly as possible.

Striking anything at full combat force with your bare bones is going to hurt not just your target, but you as well. After all, boxing gloves are meant to protect your hands as well as blunt the force of your blow against the opponent’s head or body.

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Muay Thai Shin Conditioning – The wrong and right ways to do it.

Muay thai employs a lot of kicks to the body, legs and head of your opponent, as well as using your shins to check and block your opponents kicks.

So as a muay thai practitioners you really need to spend some time on muay thai shin conditioning.

Especially early on in your muay thai journey it is important to put in the work on your muay thai shin conditioning as it takes quite a long time to build up.

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