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What is your advice on iron hand training? To what extent should anyone do it?

I've read a lot about iron hand training on the internet, and there is heavily conflicting advice. I want to try to clear that up here, as I started iron hand training 3 weeks ago and I'm not sure if ...
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Do backhand pushups ever make sense? Do martial artists even condition the backs of their hands?

Do backhand pushups ever make sense? Is it practiced in any martial arts? I recall I did them once (where I got that idea, I don't remember). I couldn't even lean on the backs of my hands at first, ...
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Muay Thai: Is Numbing of Shin Nerves Healthy?

Is numbing of the nerves generally healthy for a person? What are the long term of effects of doing this? I only do light sparring, but my legs are little bit desensitized. See contents below: https://...
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Does finger strengthening really destroy your manual dexterity?

Does finger strengthening really destroy your manual dexterity? How bad is this? May it become a noticeable problem before you develop those Okinawan nail-like fingers? My interphalangeal thumb joint ...
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Conditioning one's fist for striking

One of the fascinating aspects about martial arts, at least to me, is that there's so many different dimensions to it. Of course there is technique, cardio and fight IQ, but what I find less ...
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How to train your hands while working with punching/ boxing bag

In real life, when you need to fight you have no gloves. How can I train my hands for real life punching in fight. I read articles that claim that when working with punching/ boxing bag you have to ...
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Wearing weights while climbing stairs with jab & cross motions?

I have an odd request that I believe only people who train in martial arts or boxing might be able to answer. I climb the stairs in my highrise, going through either a jab or cross motion with each ...
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How can I make my knuckles harder? [duplicate]

Is there a way to make my knuckles harder, so if I punch someone I get less hurt and they get more hurt. Or if I miss and hit a rock the odds of breaking my knuckles is decreased? Is this possible, ...
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How will full contact fighting against ocean waves harden all forms of combat training? [closed]

I understand how conditioning our fists and shins against wood, concrete, and wood harden our martial art training for higher impact and force in our punches and kicks, but how will water, especially ...
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How do martial artists make stronger fingers via hot sand?

I have seen films in which a martial artist thrusts his fingers into hot sand. What is the name of this exercise and what are its benefits?
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Is hitting hard objects really effective in making bones harder?

In several martial arts (e.g. karate, muay thai), there are methods for toughening body parts (such as the fists or shins) by hitting them against hard objects. I am an amateur martial arts fan and ...
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