Human fist evolved to punch, new study says

Something new to talk to clients about when grappling with the subject of organ donation:

Human hands may have developed the ideal shape over time for punching, according to a new study using male cadaver arms.

For this study, Carrier focused on the fist. He obtained nine male arms from body donor programs and, by attaching fishing line to the tendons connected to muscles in the forearm, they could control the wrist, thumb and forefingers. They attached strain gauges to the delicate bones in the palm known as the metacarpals, which would be at a high risk of being damaged or broken during a fight.

Source: Human fist evolved to punch, new study says – LA Times

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David R. Duringer, JD, LL.M, is a concealed firearm instructor and tax lawyer specializing in business and estate planning. He is managing shareholder at Protective Law Corporation, headquartered in Laguna Hills, primarily serving Orange County and Southern California with a satellite office located in Coronado (San Diego County).

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