Originally Posted by Wayne Riddle
My katare instructor alwasy discouraged doing lots of reps, kicking or hitting, shadow boxing. He felt it tended for you to over extend and damage the joints. He feels this is why he needed hip replacement surgery in his 40's.
Thing is, I haven't thrown that many, and it often happens after one or two. Besides, how can I over extend when throwing a knee, since my knee is very bent when I do so.
(I have, though, experienced this with punches, boxer's elbow sucks, I don't do full power shadow boxing anymore...)