Some exercises have a duration. Accordingly, you need a stopwatch, a mobile phone or an egg watch.
Prevention of sparring headaches
By regularly performing exercise 9, the body gets used to increased intracranial pressure (ICP), which can often occur after a few hits to the head, among other things. This exercise can prevent “sparring headaches”, which are particularly widespread among beginners.
Please note that this exercise is intended to prevent such headaches and not to treat concussions. If you regularly suffer from training-related concussions, you should reconsider your defense or training and/or consult a doctor.
Wrist reinforcement for Bare-Knuckle Boxing
By regularly performing exercise 13, wrists, ligaments and tendons are strengthened, among other things. This is especially helpful if you intend to fight without wrist-supporting gloves and bandages, as is the case in MUAI.
Further exercises to strengthen the wrists are exercise 2 (push-ups on the fingertips). The opening and closing of the hands, which is relevant for bare knuckle boxing, is trained with exercise 5.
Please note that none of these exercises replaces a proper striking technique.
Stronger ankles for better kicks
Other exercises to strengthen the ankles are exercises 26 and 27 (especially for the outer ligaments of the ankle joints). For kicks like the parallel kick (LS-01-08) or roundhouse kick, exercise 18 is particularly useful.
Please note that none of these exercises replace a proper knee or kick technique.