Originally Posted by valheruking
I am getting near 2 years of training and i am pretty used to most pains, but obviously your going to feel like shit the odd day, especially if you havent warmed up properly , rough sparring etc.
I think it comes down to the level of training your going through and being taught under, of course in true Muay Thai training you have to practice knees, elbows, kicks, punches etc repeatedly to get your self used to trowing the strikes as well as building up a tolerance for continually hitting and being hit in these areas, obviously a guy who has been kicking a pad everyday for the last couple of years is going to have stronger shins than a guy who has just started or just boxes or whatever, that process of strenghting those areas can be pretty sore.
yeah, i boxed for about two years. My shins are okay. I didn't go in green. I prepped a bit to reduced the pain that would slow me down.
Originally Posted by Ubermensch
I have never had problems with my knees when training...Only when I knee wrong. Shins now that is a different story you can build that callous up and get the marrow from shin splints spread it around in there but that shit still hurts after you have checked a few really good kicks. As for elbows sometimes they hurt but sometimes all different parts of my body hurt when I was training Muay Thai. Don't know what to tell you.
My shins were fine, but I know the pain will get worse when i have stiffer competition. My elbows were bad for about a month or so. But my knees have been constantly uncomfortable for the last 7 weeks or so. Not totally painful, just when I use them to strike. As I said when I run it's not bad, but I can feel some abnormality. They were okay before, now they are really sharp. Enough to where you can see the sharp edges when my legs are straight, apparently my therapist and acupuncturist have both noticed it. My mates told me to ice them down, my coach pretty much told me to beat them up some more. lol
He is giving me two weeks off though, somedays it eels like a blessing, somedays a curse.