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Is it good to harden your knuckles by punching them into wood and stuff?

Yea, I am not punching so hard that it would start a bleeding or break bones. I heard of a theory that when you hit something with some part of your body, it gets micro fractures in the bones and when they heal the bones are more harder. I am just wondering if this is good and should I keep hardening my knuckles. And yes, it would be good if I could continue this. It also makes me relieve some stress. EDIT: I have also noticed that my knuckles have gotten more bigger in the past few months that I've been doing this. It's kinda random, I don't do it on daily basis.

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A long time ago when I took Karate, my Sensei, showed me his knuckles and demonstrated their "built up" effectiveness by pressing them into my arm. He did in fact have a significant amount of build up on them. He claimed to have gotten this buildup by actually breaking his knuckles repeatedly over a period of ?? years and even doing what you are doing. Is it good? Maybe if you want to impress somebody. Let me tell you though; I did in fact break a knuckle by being an idiot by punching another idiots driver side mirror. It HURT, and I was unable to do anything of value with my right hand until the cast came off. So I do not recommend you do this. If you really want to hurt someone, brass knuckes or something similiar is the way to go. However since they are illegal, and you can conceivably kill someone with them, you use them to be a "bad-ass" and you may end up really BEING a "bad-ass"---In prison. Don't be a "bad-ass".

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Sometimes a ''badass'' comes up to you and you aren't a fast runner.
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Trust me I know. Sand in the face anyone?
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No sand here . . . :(
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Teeth anyone? Uh, just saying "Whatever dude" and just turning around, anyone? (Which is basically akin to turning the other cheek, with an air of dismissal or disrespect?) Or...If you really have the strength of character, just go the Ghandi or Dalai Llama route and practice non violence?
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umm I would say STOP PUNCHING WOOD...but thats just me

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No it's not good...

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Ooh I love your new pic ;)
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Punch a punching bag instead I'm sure it would have similar effects since you would b able to use more force

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i would ask the local boxing club . i rip up phone books and smash china plates to relieve stress .

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Yea, but I'm not doing it just for stress relieving, I do it cause I need to. also we don't have a boxing club anywhere near where I live.
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Get a punching bag and boxing gloves and hit to relieve you stress. What you are doing with the micro fractures is setting yourself up for arthritis. I broke my toe last year and the first thing two medical professionals told me was to watch out for arthritis.

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I would say no, you should get a punching bag/.

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Depends if you are planning to get into bare knuckle fights? Heck yeah!

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Kinda . . .
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It's also a REALLY good way to get severe arthritis in your knuckles and cripple your hand.

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No, that's called damage. :p

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......No.

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Stop punching the wall.

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