I am getting back in to training after a year and a half lay off due to work and as a result my hand conditioning is not what is once was.
I was wondering if you all think that using gloves in bag work is counter productive for self protection. If we are to condition our hands to be used bare knuckle against hard targets such as the skull, then wouldn't using gloves make us dependent on them?
Is using a makiwara barehanded and then using gloves on the bag and mitts the ideal balance?
What is your advice?
P.S.- If this has been discussed before, I apologise. I looked for a simular topic in the forum, but couldn't find one.