For those of you who can't or aren't inclined to watch the video, it is a presentation by a martial arts instructor who shows various exercises you can do with a wooden rod. He basically hits himself lightly on various parts of his body. The idea is that this will cause bone remodeling, which will improve bone density to the parts of the body that he applies the exercises to. I'm guessing this is related to martial arts practices where, as I understand it, students practice kicking at trees and punching planks of wood in order to develop "toughness".
Is there any point to these kinds of exercises? Are they practical and beneficial? Is there a particular program that is reputable for knowing how often and in what manner these kinds of exercises can be trained for?
My aim is to determine whether these kinds of "contact exercises" could do me some good, beyond the lame calisthenic exercises that I resort to these days. I'm 31, 225 lbs, 6' 1", and wouldn't mind some added bone density, especially as I age. Right now going to the gym isn't a realistic possibility.
Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIh7CenPIu4