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#278902 - 08/12/06 11:32 AM How do you toughen your hands?
crablord Offline
th3 t4sty sn4ck

Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 1530
Loc: Australia, QLD, GC
just curious how other people here toughen up their hands.I just hit the big bag of pool salt we have everday for about 10 mins. Any thoughts on this method? How do the more experienced guys here condition their hands?
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#278903 - 08/12/06 11:18 PM Re: How do you toughen your hands? [Re: crablord]
Dauragon c mikado Offline


Registered: 12/09/04
Posts: 1246
Loc: Oxford, England
For me:
-makiwara
-iron palm training (done with my pet rock or "dhal lyon pahn")
-"sand stabbing" (with knife hands)
-temperature treatment (hot/cold water/oil/tar/etc...only hot water for me though)
-gloveless bag work
-dit da jow (healing linament...however you spell 'linament'...too tired...)

theres how i do it, im too tired to make any further comments, im gonna go to bed now...bye...
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#278904 - 08/12/06 11:33 PM Re: How do you toughen your hands? [Re: crablord]
Ed_Morris Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
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punch a heavy bag. first with gloves for a few weeks/months then bare knuckle. make sure you practice hitting the bag with open hands as well....since you may not always have a closed fist when defending against someone.

also, I think a good thing to practice now and again on a bag is a completely loose fist. you may not always be able to strike with a tight hand and should know how to hit something loose without your wrist buckling.

forget so much about the skin toughening stuff, concentrate on joint/alignment/impact toughening and your skin will naturally toughen enough.

there should be no reason for excessive hand bleeding or calouses. if there is, you are doing something wrong.

IMO.

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#278905 - 08/12/06 11:53 PM Re: How do you toughen your hands? [Re: crablord]
ANDY44 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/06
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Heavy bag bare knuckle open hand fore arm strikes etc
maki wari ditto
press ups on the hands,fingers and knuckles on a conrete floor
(after using softer surfaces to condition the hands)

Thats it

Thats what I do


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#278906 - 08/13/06 06:58 PM Re: How do you toughen your hands? [Re: ANDY44]
Dauragon c mikado Offline


Registered: 12/09/04
Posts: 1246
Loc: Oxford, England
Ah yes, how could I forget the finger pushups?

I only use knuckle press ups to work the exact muscles used in punching (more or less), but I dont find they do much for the hands, but like I said they're good for muscle isolation.

Tameshiwari (breaking) is also good, not for actual conditioning but checking your progress (not just conditioning but also power, focus, technique, etc).
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#278907 - 08/13/06 10:22 PM Re: How do you toughen your hands? [Re: crablord]
mukashimantis Offline
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Registered: 11/29/05
Posts: 36
Loc: new york
i,ve found the best method is to dig in the dirt with my hands tear rots or firewood apart by hand,rope climbing is also good.keep a piece of wood or steel rebar(short) with you and constantly work it.squeeze hit twist.good luck.

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#278908 - 08/14/06 01:30 AM Re: How do you toughen your hands? [Re: mukashimantis]
crablord Offline
th3 t4sty sn4ck

Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 1530
Loc: Australia, QLD, GC
Finger pushups are a bit too much, this gave me some ideas though. By the way, whats a makiwari?
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#278909 - 08/14/06 01:54 AM Re: How do you toughen your hands? [Re: crablord]
Neko456 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 3260
Loc: Midwest City, Ok, USA
I like to use the soft then move to semi hard Makiwari board, Knuckle and finger push, wooden dummy strikes, tennis ball sqeezes or the wire hand tools, bucket of cement on a rope forearms wrist and hand strengthen roll up and down, 5 gallon bucket full of bean thrust (don't use sand), taimeshiwari to perfect hand formation and snap techniques, Zheng gu Shui ligament oriment and heavy bag work for combinations and correct hand formation.

After years of this you can punch inside a watermelon along with 10" of concrete breaks, crush an apple with hand strength 1 sqeeze and finger tip break wood. The hand becomes a sharp tool w/o blood or heavy callouses. Don't forget medication!!

I don't know about loose hand strikes unless open hand looking for a whipping action.


Edited by Neko456 (08/14/06 01:59 AM)

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#278910 - 08/14/06 01:57 AM Re: How do you toughen your hands? [Re: Ed_Morris]
bo-ken Offline
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Registered: 06/07/04
Posts: 1228
Loc: beaver falls, PA, beaver
Stick with what Ed has told you. Also, work on your grip strength. A tighter grip will ad with punching strong forearms really help. Check out the strengthening section of the forum for good grip exercises.

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#278911 - 08/14/06 06:21 AM Re: How do you toughen your hands? [Re: bo-ken]
shoshinkan Offline
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Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 2662
Loc: UK
which ever methods you use make sure you start of slow and deliberate, and regular short practise sessions, it develops over time.

Hojo undo and makiawara, heavy bag are superb methods that also deliver other benefits.
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