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    New Study on Headgear Use



    In what would ideally be a "effing duh" study, medical researchers have confirmed that people who refuse to wear headgear while sparring are more likely to suffer head injuries. Or as they put it in the article:

    The study supports the theory that head and neck impacts accumulate fastest in fighters who don't use protective headgear.

    "These results show that gloves and headgear can offer some meaningful protection, proving that fighters - especially young fighters - should wear headgear whenever possible," said Edward Benzel, M.D., Chair of Cleveland Clinic's Department of Neurological Surgery.
    So yeah, wear headgear, dumbass. Thanks to Tom "I Refuse to Use Tapatalk" Kagan, for the link.

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    This picture makes me dizzy. But the rest is like "umm, yeah, thanks for stating the obvious" ;)
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    Whats tapatalk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odacon View Post
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    An app for posting to forums.
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    I don't consider this to be stating the obvious at all. I still have to read the article, but if they've managed to provide a convincing argument, then it's going to change the way I train. (When I do striking, which is quite rare these days now that I think about it.)

    EDIT: Does anyone have a link or citation for the actual paper. All I'm seeing in the link provided is a loosey-goosey press release.
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    this one time i read about the death of an ammy fighter who went a few bouts in a short period of time, the article said something along the lines of headgear not significantly decreasing chances of injury. am i the only one recalling this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackFox View Post
    EDIT: Does anyone have a link or citation for the actual paper. All I'm seeing in the link provided is a loosey-goosey press release.
    I'd guess this is it:
    http://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/2011.12.JNS111478

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    Oh blimey there isn't a pay wall to get to the full study either:
    http://thejns.org/doi/pdf/10.3171/2011.12.JNS111478
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    i spar with pro boxers 5 days a week and headgear has saved me a few times haha real talk
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    i spar with pro boxers 3 out of 5 days a week and headgear is a life saver okay real talk
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    I could swear I've also seen here that there was research done that indicated that the extra weight of headgear caused the head and neck to snap harder and rattle the brain more.
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