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post #30 of (permalink) Old 02-04-2011, 05:36 PM
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Thank you d3rkk that was a great clarification and really helped. Nice to have someone of your specialty and level weighing in.

I found this part especially interesting because so many of us here have wondered, fruitlessly, if strengthening any muscle could truly help in preventing a knockout:

Strong neck, masseter and temporalis muscles would aid this (along with a good mouthguard and being fit enough not to gas and leave your mouth hanging open during a fight!), and this would help ensure any blows to the jaw would ensure the head is not rotated too quickly, and the tension in these muscles being released on point of impact, would help absorb some of the blow from the strike.

I think this is turning into one of the more informative threads on MMAF.


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