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Is Hitting Hard Objects Really Effective at Making Bones Harder?

I will focus my answer on why you want to do this and whether this is an effective / safe way to achieve the goals you are really looking for (because even if you can increase your bone density, it doesn't mean you will Achieve the desired goal), so I work with 3 scenarios:

  • I want to hit my opponent harder

  • I want to be in less pain

  • I want to prevent broken bones

Ok, so let's start with the first one

I want to hit my opponent harder

First of all, you should focus on learning and performing the correct technique. You can have the bone density you want, but a correctly executed punch is much more effective and "harder" than a badly incorrect punch. Training to achieve speed and correct technique should be much more important in your exercise routine than increasing your bone density.

Second, it's not the weight or strength of your bones that results in a powerful punch, but body weight, technique and the MUSCLE . If I have 30kg of muscle on my arms and you have 10kg, after years of training you can potentially bump into a wall and not break your hand. But I can turn you off without bumping into a wall for tedious and painful hours. You wanna hit harder? Hit the gym, work your muscles, and learn how to use your body weight in your favor.

Third, knowing where to hit and how to use speed / body weight to hit elegantly. I'm assuming your instructor is already training you where to hit, so I won't go into much of that (also because this changes with different martial arts, as a Krav Maga learner, I can do most of the places I meet Kill them!) You don't need a super power to kill someone, you just have to know where to hit.

A few more gold tips you should know:

  • Your strongest punch won't land when your arms are fully extended. Your punch hits harder if it lands a little shorter than your full range of motion.

  • Being hit by counter-blow hurts more than anything.

  • Exhale sharply with each stroke.

  • Body rotation, body rotation, body rotation. A full turn with a short arm extension hits harder than a small turn with a full arm extension.

Bottom line: hitting a wall or the like doesn't make sense if your goal is to "hit harder". The ability to hit hard is the result of good technique, having muscles, generating momentum and speed, and knowing where to hit. Remember that mass (m) times (v) speed is essentially the same as the force of impact.

I want to be in less pain

There is already a very good question about it here at Martial Arts. In fact, one of the symptoms of osteoporosis is pain. But you don't feel any pain in your bones. You feel nerve pain. And pain is not a physical thing, it just happens in your head. Control your mind and you control your pain.

At the same time, if it occurs regularly, you can become desensitized to the pain. Your body learns to ignore it and you will feel less and less pain. At the same time, not only the bones but also the nerves and muscles become stronger. Everything!

According to a personal anecdote, I was in great pain doing some Krav Maga movements, especially immobilization, but I kept exercising and the pain subsided every day. Was it because of the increased bone density? I doubt it because it's a workout with minimal direct impact on your bones (can't say the same thing for your joints). I just get desensitized because of the pain, have gained more flexibility so that the range of motion doesn't hurt so much, and so on ...

There is little research on the subject so I cannot prove that increased bone density means less pain, but even if they did research it would be difficult to prove that this is not just desensitization or muscle adaptation.

The best I can tell you is, if you want to feel less pain, feel the pain! Feel the pain with your whole being, feel it in every cell, realize that it is only a warning from your body and that it will eventually pass.

While the same exercises that purportedly increase your bone density are the same ones that will help you overcome the pain, it is not possible to prove a direct link between the two. It would be very difficult for any scientist to isolate the conditions and biological adaptations that occur at all levels (plus pain cannot really be measured).

So just pick something you want to hit and keep hitting it, or do whatever gives you pain and do it, but don't go to extremes if you think opening micro-holes is in Your bones will help you with everything and give you time to rest! You can see that the pain will eventually subside (if you have an illness or immediately feel extreme pain and then stop and seek professional help right away, you may have gone too far).

I want to prevent broken bones

This one is difficult. At the same time, increased bone density makes the bones stronger and less flexible. So it's a question of balance. Too low bone density and your bones will crack like glass. Too much bone density that your bone cannot bend and that also cracks.

The scientific findings on low bone density and bone fractures are very well documented [1]. The scientific knowledge about the other area is also very well documented. When bone density is very high, it is usually associated with a disease or disease, and bone density does not match bone strength [2] and [4].

Scientific evidence of the risk of hitting hard objects for long periods of time is scarce and since then I cannot guarantee that it is safe / not safe at all or effective. But why risk?

However, I would argue again that the majority of people who break bones are due to poor technique. All the while, my master warns us of the importance of good technique to avoid breaking the hand. Some people above my class have already broken their hands for doing it wrong.

Technology is always everything! When in doubt, ask your master / teacher how to properly beat this and practice, then practice more. This is much more reasonable piece of advice if you want to prevent broken bones than "pick a wall, put some newspaper in and hit it 20 times a day," because no matter how strong your bones are, if you hit wrongly, you will break your fingers.

You may also be interested in what you can do to use weights to strengthen your hands and wrists. You would be surprised how weak your hands / fingers and wrists are if you had never worked them before ... these exercises have really helped my martial arts, possibly much more and safer than hitting a wall, but I will do not include it here because my answer is already very long. Hope it helps and answers what you really wanted to know behind your question.