how do you toughen your shins?

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  1. JowGaWolf

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    I use a foam escrima stick and lightly tap my shin until the bone starts to increase in density from there, I turn the soft taps into slightly harder taps. I continue this until I can softly tap with wood. I don't roll anything on the shin. That damages the nerves and doesn't increase bone density. Heavy bags and Thai pads have the same effect as using a foam stick or a regular stick to softly tap the bone. The only difference is that one method is more concentrated in terms of the impact, hence the reason you start with a tap. The other way disperses the impact. Both ways are impact conditioning.
     
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    Healing the bruises is so important as well.
     
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    i'm not gonna lie I used the method people said is dangerous i took a blunt object and rubbed it up and down against my shins over and over as hard as i could... then i waited for the bruises to heal... then i did it again. this is a bad excuse but I was too lazy to kick the bag 1000 times a day or however often you are supposed to kick the bag. I will say that i haven't done any shin conditioning in months and i can still kick something really hard at around 60-70% power and barely feel anything
     
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    not just months actually more like a year
     
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    before people call me stupid this was before i knew it was bad for you
     
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    To toughen my shins, I just have my wife yell at them.
     
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