Van Canna wrote:
A caveat...stay the hell away from this 'pectorals' banging due to dangers of commotio-cordis...strange that this never gets discussed in Okinawa when conditioning.
My view on this is that the teachers may not be too familiar with this danger.
Yikes... at noon today we were practicing conditioning via open palm strikes all over the torso including the chest.
Van Canna wrote:The bruising appears to be more common in students of poor physical condition and weak muscle tone.
I'm going to try and pack on some more muscle this summer for this precise reason.
Van Canna wrote:Younger students frequently achieve conditioning more quickly. Once it has been achieved, conditioning seems to last for a period of years after the cessation of active training.
Makes sense - the same thing goes for bodybuilding or general athletic adaptation, those who did it in their teens and early twenties are better to maintain it.