Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Dostoevsky, Feb 1, 2008.
You're pretty much going to have to make do with what you got. Alot of fighters have had fragile hands (lamotta, SRL etc). Take it as a point of pride, look at this handicap you've been given and how far you've come in spite of it. Fight thru it.:bbb
Actually that is what he said... He said it distributes the force. For boxing this shouldn't matter anyway because of the gloves.
looks like i was wrong, i apologize!
Smaller hands might mean more fragile hands, but it's a matter of physics that bigger hands should reduce the effective power of punches. It's pretty academic since it's unlikely to be significant however. When the same amount of energy is distributed more widely, it'll cause less damage than if it was focused on a smaller point. Imagine a guy is going to swing a large implement at you, same mass, same force either way. Would you prefer it be a spade, hitting you with its flat face, or a sledge hammer?
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It always seemed to me like a heavier, larger fist would produce more
damage, but then again Im not a physics expert.
Thanks for the links on HGH, always been curious about that.:rasta
I think hGH gets way too much terrible publicity. If taken correctly, the stuff really works miracles with recovery. If people are too stupid to moderate how much they take, and are going to abuse it, why should the rest of us suffer?
Take a look at your medicine cabinet. You want to argue about people taking too much, think about taking too much asprin.
As for the Baseball pitcher and the argument about him not needing hGH for recovery.. Stop and think about it for a second. Isn't it a great thing that he successfuly recovered from basically having a tendon removed from his throwing arm, and having it replaced with one from his knee, in half the time it normally takes to recover from such an injury?
Thats huge! If we stop thinking about hGH as a performance enhancer, and start thinking about it more as a quality of life enhancer that has the potential of being abused (just like anything can) we might be able to pull our heads out of the sand and take advantage of it for the better.
I take hGH enhancers, let me tell you. My recovery from a hard workout is noticably faster, and the particular supplement I take actually helps me sleep.. I have a difficult work schedule to keep up with and this just happened to be the most practical thing for me.. I have left knee that gives me pain if I run too many miles on it and often wasn't getting enough sleep.. This stuff helps me two fold, for both sleep and recovery. Top it off, I feel ****ing great. Honestly I have the energy I had when I was 23.. I'm 30 with some wear and tear on my body.
First of all, I like your picture under your name lol. Anyways, to your question, if you use those squeezing things, it will make your hand somewhat bigger, it adds muscle to it. Secondly, if you hit a hard object, as most martial artists do with all parts of your hands, it will be bigger because of a calis (don't think i spelled it right). Just like after boxing for a while I bet your knuckles grew bigger, now just hit objects with all different parts of your hand. Just to let you know before doing it though, it might break the skin on your hand or cause it to scab up and scar if you cut them open, so be smart if you go about taking this route.
There is natural ways to increase hand thickness...train!! Lots of pinch grip training, pinching and lifting bricks, concrete slabs or weight plates. if you take two plates together (smooth parts on outsides) and attempt to pick them up with your fingers and thumb....start with two tens, then to a ten and 25, then two 25 and so forth. Also, towel pulls or pull ups will thicking hands and inprove grip strength tremendously. Dead lifting and other lifts as well.
Very acurate post. Google hgh and joint replacement and you will come upon a doctor that has been studying hgh since the 80's and now injects patients with hgh into the joint to build worn cartilage...It works so well that he has many patients that needed joint replacement and went this route and avoided the replacement.
It has the potential to completely stop arthritis in it's tracks.
Hgh will help people repair and allow people to compete into their 60's IF they have the heart and desire to continue training.
Of course it can be abused...look at any substance on earth including water...abuse it and you die... takle away the sensationalism and hormone therapy is just that and nothing more.
You are a bit fussy, aren't you?
Did you expect a "herbal remedy" for your problem
Bigger hand size less punching power?
Bigger hands means slightly heavier hand, stronger tendons and ligaments, bigger bones so less prone to injury (needs more force to be damaged). Force distributed over a larger area, but still distributed.
It's isn't a bed of nails we're talking about, all the force still goes to the other guys head.
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I've seen men whose hands appeared to be quite large but it had more to do with the muscles and skin. There are muscles in the hands but in most people they aren't very well developed, but I have seen men who have muscular hands. They also had very thick skin, almost like leather. Have you ever seen a man drive a marlin spike though 2 inch steel cable with his hands alone? I have, and I can tell you that ain't easy! I was lucky to get it through with a sledgehammer.
Yep, agreed. Never seen a man do that though, must have been quite impressive...