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Old 04-09-2005, 07:01   #3
BlackBelt
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I've mounted some makwara boards at the school and use them not so much to toughen up the hands, but more to de-sensitize the nerves in the meaty part of my hands between the thumb and index finger. This is just because I like to throw a lot of ridgehands, and this area has a lot of nerves. It has definitely helped, but I really don't spend the time involved to seriously desensitize them. I probably hit them for 5-8 minutes, 3 or 4 times a week, for the past couple of years. I incorporate that part of my training into the warm-up.
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