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    heavy bag alternatives?

    I am currently in an apartment so I can't use a heavy bag, what are some suggested alternatives for hand conditioning, bearing in mind I have good homemade dit da jao,

    beans, punching a phone book?

    thanks

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    get a canvas bag and fill it with mung beans
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    why not use your knuckles against, well, your other knuckles? if you're specifically looking at hand conditioning and not much else in this, take the same steps i do:

    1. remove ring(s) (i'm hitched and have two rings from my wife -- white gold scratches too easily)
    2. look around to make sure no one is watching
    3. punch your fists together in front of you

    just vary the level of power in the punch according to your conditioning and needs. i wouldn't use this as a replacement for hand conditioning, but it's a good substitute when you have few other options regularly available.
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    throughout your day hit your hand against anything you see. lots of fist pushups, hopping with your fists, that what ii do
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    I hung a heavy bag in my apartment. I fastened it to a stud in the ceiling and I used like 3" bolts. Oh, and I lived on the top floor. I can imagine that if you had neighbors above you they might get annoyed if you were using a heavy bag hanging from your ceiling
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    Here's a pic of the mounting bracket I used and the bag hanging after I was done. You can see where I missed a few times trying to find the stud. And yes, I was using a stud finder, but it's much harder to locate them in the ceiling than in walls.

    http://forum.kungfumagazine.com/foru...1&d=1198122076

    http://forum.kungfumagazine.com/foru...1&d=1198122095
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeperthantao View Post
    I am currently in an apartment so I can't use a heavy bag, what are some suggested alternatives for hand conditioning, bearing in mind I have good homemade dit da jao,

    beans, punching a phone book?

    thanks
    The hand conditioning you get from HB work is a "side eefect" of bag work, not the goal.
    If your goal is hand "forging" there are better ways than a HB for just that purpose.
    Check out the IP threads for example.
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    He trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle !

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