Kickboxing/Painful shins

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Question
When I kick the heavy bag my shins hurt so much and bruise every time. Will they get better with time?
Not sure what to do .

Answer
Bill,
Usually it gets easier and less painful over time when
kicking the bag.
But it can be different for everyone.
I never had any pain when I started kicking the
heavy bag back in 1984.
Have you sought medical advice on this because
that's always the best route to go!
You might also want to try "shin strengthening"
exercises like what I call "the reverse calf raise".
Back in the '80s Health For Life had a unit called
the D.A.R.D.
I found it on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/SPRI-DARD-Combo-Weight-Set/dp/B000E74GB8

I hope this helps.

Best regards,

Dwight Woods

P.S. Sorry for the delay in answering... I've been
restructuring my teaching formats and schedules over
the past few months and hadn't checked in at allexperts
for a while

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Dwight Woods

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I can answer questions relating to training and teaching methods for different kickboxing arts.

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I am an instructor of Muay Thai, the Thai national art. I am also an instructor of Boxe Francaise-Savate, the French martial art. I am also an instructor of Jun Fan Gung Fu/Kickboxing, the personal art of the late Bruce Lee.

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Thai Boxing Association of the uSA
Boxe Francaise-Savate Federation of the uSA
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