In the world of Muay Thai, a competitor’s legs can be his or her fortune. Therfore it is vital one does not injure either the opponent, sparring partner, or worse still, oneself. Protection is everything.
Shin guards, worn as protective gear in Muay Thai sparring are essential protective equipment. As the gym mantra goes, if your going to train hard, train smart. Whilst there is an element of conditioning 0neself to strikes during live sparring and drilling, taking unnecessary damage and risking injury to yourself or your training partner is not wise
Designed to originally to shield the shin bones from damage, shin guards also help protect your foot in case your aim is off and you accidently catch your partners knee or elbow. Breaking bones in your foot has the potential to put you out for some time.
Offering vital protection to both you and your sparring partners, shin guards come in various descriptions, from the most basic shin and foot guard to the full boot (which wraps around the shin and is made of heavier foam) there is a large range of products to choose from. Most shin guards are fine for using on the heavy bags, drilling techniques and sparring. The essential point to look for is a snug fit, wearing a pair of shin guards that are constantly spinning around offers little protection and just wastes time as you readjust your gear. You also dont want a pair of shin guards that are goin to restrict your movement. They are there to add to your training not limit it.
In the latest issue of Fighting Fit Magazine they have took the time to test out the leading range of protective MMA shin guards and review each product. After testing was carried out each product was reviewed and given a score out of 10. The results proved to show that Bad Boy Pro Series Shin Guards were the best in test with a score of 8/10.
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