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Old 02-02-2011, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Punching yourself in the face to be able to take punches better.

lol i know it sounds stupid but I heard alot of boxers use it.

obviously wearing their gloves and not punching full-out their hardest.

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Old 02-02-2011, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well it is possible that this could help yes. However, knowing your about to get hit in the face helps you protect it, you need to not see it coming.
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Eh, it'd only help a little bit. I do it a bit myself, but it's just to get used to getting hit. I know it won't add to my chin stats or anything.
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First, don't bump your threads. If people are interested, they will post, and that will bump them. It's pretty shameless. Also, I hate double posting, and technically it's something that an infraction can be issued for.

Second, I've seen guys do this, but it seems mostly like superstition to me. It doesn't seem to me that a chin is something that can be cultivated, like flexibility or strength. I suppose it's possible, but I'm not sure the brain particularly appreciates it. After all, the brain is an organ, not a muscle, and I'm not sure that the old adage "that which does not destroy me makes me stronger" really applies to the loss of brain cells.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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First, don't bump your threads. If people are interested, they will post, and that will bump them. It's pretty shameless. Also, I hate double posting, and technically it's something that an infraction can be issued for.

Second, I've seen guys do this, but it seems mostly like superstition to me. It doesn't seem to me that a chin is something that can be cultivated, like flexibility or strength. I suppose it's possible, but I'm not sure the brain particularly appreciates it. After all, the brain is an organ, not a muscle, and I'm not sure that the old adage "that which does not destroy me makes me stronger" really applies to the loss of brain cells.
You think it could work like bone hardening? I can punch a brick wall with some force behind it and not really feel it because I've been punching walls for a long time now.

Maybe you just tap your chin and hit it a bit everyday and maybe.. I dunno I'm curious.
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You think it could work like bone hardening? I can punch a brick wall with some force behind it and not really feel it because I've been punching walls for a long time now.

Maybe you just tap your chin and hit it a bit everyday and maybe.. I dunno I'm curious.
The issue is we're not talking about calcification in the bones. We're talking about the brain. Can the brain calcify? As much as I like using the term "bone-headed" I don't think it has any literal value with respect to resilience against knockouts.

It seems that resilience can be trained insofar as combat reflexes can be trained (one can be trained to go for a shot in response to eating a hard punch; or to throw a counter punch) but the force is still exerted on the brain.

I suppose one could attempt to calcify the skull, but somehow, I don't think it works that way. Is there an M.D. on the board who could clear that up for me?
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The issue is we're not talking about calcification in the bones. We're talking about the brain. Can the brain calcify? As much as I like using the term "bone-headed" I don't think it has any literal value with respect to resilience against knockouts.

It seems that resilience can be trained insofar as combat reflexes can be trained (one can be trained to go for a shot in response to eating a hard punch; or to throw a counter punch) but the force is still exerted on the brain.

I suppose one could attempt to calcify the skull, but somehow, I don't think it works that way. Is there an M.D. on the board who could clear that up for me?
Yeah I'm with you on the brain thing, nothing you can do to build that up for fighting. It only degrades over time. But that calcify the skull nonsense is what I'm talking about.. I think.
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All I know that usually when you took alot of punches in your lifetime, then when you get punched you generally get pissed off, or your blood starts to boil a little. You have that "he hit me? well I wanna hit him back." mentality going. You dont get scared, run and cover into the fetal position. Its a good example of the fight or flight brain response. If you are accustomed to it, you are more likely to just fight it. If you arent used to that situation then your instinct is to run. Again its like touching a hot stove. When you cant handle the pain, you pull back your hand almost the second you feel it. While others try to tough it out and see how long they can hold their hand on it, and can leave their hand longer than others. I know im just blabbering now, but you get the idea.
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