Dammit,why do you guys keep insisting on advising rolling pins and coke bottles??
If you’re training like you should,conditioning of the shins(and other limbs) will take care of itself. If it isn’t maybe that person should re-evaluate their training and/or your commitment. There are no shortcuts…especially when technique training is king. Train your technique…your shins get conditioned. Plain and simple.
Although,for MMA shin conditioning can be an issue…especially when it’s getting common for schools to lump in their striking with a mma class…and not having any dedicated striking arts classes/training. Not enough frequency to condition the shins with kicks. Still,bottles and pins are bad advice,imo. As its been pointed out numerous times already…yet people keep advising this. [/quote]
I have to agree. People should be very, very careful how they approach these hardening techniques- you can do real damage to yourself if you do them wrong.
In Goju-ryu, we did makiwara training, and a kind of forearms training meant to toughen them. This was also the kind of place where they would have you get in a sanchin stance and break shit over you. These guys did it right. If you don’t, though, you’ll seriously fuck yourself up. And I wouldn’t be using coke bottles or rubbing pins- I’ve heard the same thing, that they don’t condition but do strange things to the bones.