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Machida punches piece of wood "500 times a day"

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UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida debuted for the UFC in 2007 and has not lost a single round since then. The Karate master says the punch is the hardest weapon of his arsenal - he trains it exhaustively for four to five hundred times a day.

“My punch is my heaviest hit and the toughest one to be defended by the opponent. I study the distance, the pace of fighting, because everybody knows how to punch. When to punch is the more difficult part. I train with a piece of wood (width 10cm, length: 1.30m) for about 400, 500 hits a day at each side. I also attack the punchbag to strengthen the movement” he said to R7 Esportes.

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Post #1   9/30/09 11:10:55PM   

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Does beating a piece of wood every day count?

Post #2   9/30/09 11:18:24PM   

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...but only after it's thoroughly soaked in his urine.

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Post #3   9/30/09 11:33:56PM   

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It just makes your bones really really hard.

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Posted by EliasG

It just makes your bones really really hard.


Or full of hairline fractures and therefore really really brittle. Its kinda hit or miss and I'm not sure there's much you can do either way to make one or the other happen.

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Posted by BelXavier420

Does beating a piece of wood every day count?



What are we talking about here???

Post #6   10/1/09 12:12:16AM   

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Posted by bjj1605


Posted by EliasG

It just makes your bones really really hard.


Or full of hairline fractures and therefore really really brittle. Its kinda hit or miss and I'm not sure there's much you can do either way to make one or the other happen.



Fractures heal and become harder than they previously were, so realistically, if done right, these would make your bones harder.

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and i beat my wood 500 times a day

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Posted by mentalcase

and i beat my wood 500 times a day





haha this guy

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Posted by mentalcase

and i beat my wood 500 times a day



HAZAH!

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i knew Machida flogged the log but punching it is a bit much

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I.ve trained similar since I was a kid , the micro fractures heal stronger , you just have to listen to your body , Now working out on a heavy bag can be destructive if your wrists are weak and you're punching too hard .

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Posted by clintjack


Posted by BelXavier420

Does beating a piece of wood every day count?



What are we talking about here???




Ahahahahhahahhahha

Post #13   10/1/09 11:44:39AM   

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As a traditional martial artist myself, it is good to see a traditional martial artist such as Machida at the very top of the heap. As for Lyoto hitting the piece of wood 500 times a day....ask Rashad about the effectiveness of it.

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machida punches wood and anderson silva dodges tennis balls...


maybe jean claude van dammes training techniques in Bloodsport and his other masterpieces were actually good

like kicking a tree till it breaks, having ropes pull your legs into splits, dropping sandbags on your abs from 20 feet.... he may have been way ahead of his time

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