Making the transition from insteps. Recently a friend of mine received a hairline fracture on his tibia in his efforts to do the same. So far I moved from wrap around guards to competition insteps (just a thin pad, like a thick sock) but am curious to know some ways to properly and safely do it.
Currently, I am running an old rolling pin over my shins daily in conjunction with lots of heavy bag work. I find that I get lots of pain on the underside of my shin if I apply pressure to it post training. I am sure this is normal as I remain diligent in my training and would like to hear some advice from the Muay Thai lads out in T-Nationland.
Its all about the journey even if it hurts like hell, makes the small victories sweeter.