Re: how do you toughen your shins?
Sorry to be the one that tells you this bro, but your shins will always hurt! there is no magical technique that you can do that will completely stop the pain, all that will happen is after time your body just gets used to it and the pain will not bother you as much.
There is some truth in the deading of the nerves theory, but i think when people explain this people tend to think that you will be able to go around kicking trees and feel nothing and that is not the case.
Just Keep kicking the bag,...after awhile start kicking the heavy bag and the thai pads.
Keep doing this and dont give up and you will see the results.
Rampage on what impresses him about Chuck Liddell:
"His Mohawk. I'm impressed with how he keeps his Mohawk looking like that every time I see him. I'm really impressed with that. I wonder if he cuts it himself, if he has a barber or does he have a stencil thing he puts on his head so he doesn't mess it up? Chuck keeps that Mohawk looking like that all the time."