Five Star Conditioning Drill

The next drill is an optional exercise to condition all of the potential impact surfaces of the forearm. We’ll take a look at two partner variations and one solo drill that can be trained with the wooden dummy.

Each drill begins at a slow, even tempo and very light contact. As the forearms are toughened over time, both the tempo and volume of force can increase. Do not rush this drill. It is marked optional because of the higher potential for injury if done incorrectly. If you try it, remember the meaning of Kung Fu: “skill gained over time.” Doing this drill with more force that your tissues can absorb will lead to bruising or other concussive injury. If you do bruise, discontinue this drill until the bruising completely heals.

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