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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 08:46 AM
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Yeah, you'd imagine that guys with bigger legs what be less likely to brake them due to a larger amount of supporting muscle and tissue but then at the same time, a checked kick is a direct shin to shin contact so would it make much difference?

I wouldn't like to say.


It's worth noting that the perfect build for Muay Thai is long and slim, ergo, the Jon jones/Anderson silva build.
yeah that is what i was thinking myself. It isnt like the muscle/fat is in the front of the shin to absorb the impact. There does not seem to be much between your skin and your shin bone. I mean i guess i could see the "Force" being dispersed through a thicker leg better and thus reducing the impact at the main contact point... or some mumbo jumbo like that haha but i have no clue one way or the other. Would be a good question for someone who specializes in that field. Quiet frankly im not sure who the best person (Professional field) would be to ask. I dont think just any doctor would know the answer.

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There were two big factors in that breaking:

Fistly Silva's vicious kicking technique. His kicks usually don't look that hard, often even rather playful, but several of his opponents have stated that they have never been kicked as hard as by Silva. He has mastered his kicking technique so well that he brings so much power in his kicks. The more power in his kicks, the more force also applies to his leg when the force can not be properly transfered to the target (usually the muscles on the opponent's thigh)

The second factor was Weidman's "perfect" checking of the kick. He checked with the upper part of his tibia, close to his knee where the bone is the thickest and due to the closeness to the joint (knee) the lower leg would not give in like a spring, but would just stay there like an irresistable object. Silva hit it with the lower middle part of his tibia where the bone is the thinnest.
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Yeah, you'd imagine that guys with bigger legs what be less likely to brake them due to a larger amount of supporting muscle and tissue but then at the same time, a checked kick is a direct shin to shin contact so would it make much difference?

I wouldn't like to say.


It's worth noting that the perfect build for Muay Thai is long and slim, ergo, the Jon jones/Anderson silva build.
Yeah it is doubtful that your average nonheavyweight could put on enough muscle on the shin to make any kind of difference. It isn't a likely enough outcome to change your body to prevent it anyways.
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One thing that could be a factor is if the skinny people are getting enough nutrition. It could effect the strength of the bones. To what degree i dont know.

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