Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Body Conditioning- The Hands (Part 2)

Hand Conditioning Method #2: Hit Random Stuff

In the previous post regarding hand conditioning, we looked over some Iron Palm-type training. However, if that's not your thing, rest assured there are other methods of hand conditioning available. For instance, a very simple way of conditioning your hands is to merely hit them up against random things throughout the day. A tree, a wall, a board, your car (ok, not that one)-- lots of things will suffice. So, that's our second way of hand conditioning. It's not as cut-and-dry as the previous method and there is a possibility that it can get you into trouble if you break something or if the constant pounding on everything you pass by with your fists and hands gets annoying to other people (my wife, for instance).
The good thing about this method is that is requires no special equipment and, included in this method, is a "sub-method" where you hit your hands against one another or hit your knuckles against one another. You will have to go easy at first, but you'll be able to hit harder eventually. As in all things, go slowly and build gradually and, if it hurts, then stop and come back to it another day.
Hand Conditioning Method #3: Bagwork
There is already bagwork in a lot of the Real Anime Training workouts, but if you have a heavy bag, hitting it with no gloves or just very thin bag gloves is an excellent way to condition your hands. If you have a canvas bag, you can also condition the skin on your hands. Be careful on heavy bags with slippery surfaces, as it can be easy to tear skin on them with glancing blows, especially if you're sweating. If you're not too tired from your workout or if your workout doesn't involve much punching, it can be a good idea to spend a few minutes a day just really laying into it in order to build your wrist and hand strength. However, remember to hold your fist properly according to whatever style you practice.
Thats all for today guys. I might put something else up tonight, but it depends on how much time I have. Until next time, good luck and train hard!
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