Shin Guard for heavy bag

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  1. reignrock

    reignrock White Belt

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    First off let me say I've used the search option on this and although ive found out some useful tips i still haven't really found an answer to my question. So... question.

    Which shin guards would you guys recommend for Thai bag use? I practice on my own as I do not have a training partner so nobody to hold pads. I know most of you probably go bare shin but sometimes padding would be nice. I'm not necessarily looking to pay top dollar but I don't want to go the cheap route either. Remember, strictly bag work. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. PocketNinja

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  3. Harukaze

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    First off, WHY do you want shin guards for the bag? Are you injured? Are your shins getting sore? Are they getting raw?
     
  4. GoatyP

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    Maybe the bag is rock hard? Can you re-pack the bag filling with something softer?
     
  5. focal

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    Get a softer bag if it's to hard.

    The muay thay shin guards also protect the foot, so you'll probably get used to landing kicks with your shin/foot. I was used to kicking that way from taekwondo and I hurt my feet bad in the first real muay thai training I had. So I assume it's better to learn the proper way so you don't hurt yourself if you ever try to kick something harder than a bag. Maybe someone with more experience can comment on this though, I'm not doing muay thai regularly.
     
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  6. Taskmaster99

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    No guards on the bag!!!!!!! You have to condition the shins and you cannot do that by wearing protection. Tough it out.
     
  7. Deathstriker

    Deathstriker I eat Simba and wear his skin

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    Kick the bag softer and progress harder when you feel you can go harder.
     

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