The main purpose of shin guards for MMA or Muay Thai training is to keep your shins healthy while being able to sustain the maximum level of training over the longest period of time. When you’re looking for a new pair MMA or Muay Thai shin guards, there are some obvious things that you will want to consider. Things like durability, comfort, and design versus the price. Those qualities are covered below along with some personal experiences with the products to inform on how the gear actually performs when you get them out of the packaging and into the gym.
My name is Joe Miller, I’m a pro fighter who has fought for over 10 years in the southeastern United States and in northern Thailand. I’ve been training for nearly 15 years and in that time, I’ve purchased countless pairs of shin guards. In the guide below, I’ll cover the staple concerns most people have about buying shin guards and then move to the questions I always wish I could have answered when buying a pair of my own. Questions like how long a pair typically lasts under heavy usage by experienced fighters, sizing variables for large, medium, and small calves, propensity for Velcro burn, and how well they do in direct impact on shins, knees, and elbows.
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