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  1. supercrap is offline
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    question about cornermen in fights

    1. With thai fighters, or fighters with muay thai trainers - why does the trainer lift them up by cupping under their armpits and turning them around to sit down on the chair?

    2. Why do they pull the front of their shorts open like they are trying to get a look at their tackle?
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    2. Wasn't there a thread round here (or was it a clip? I think it was a clip) about this boxer that really liked having cold water dumped on his balls between rounds because it woke him up. I'm assuming the 'airing out' is the same premise.
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    it gets hot in there. i realise coming from a BJJ background it must seem quite sexual, but it really isnt (well maybe for some people it is)

    as for the first, well i usually see that when fighters are so damn tired they can barely stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PizDoff
    2. Wasn't there a thread round here (or was it a clip? I think it was a clip) about this boxer that really liked having cold water dumped on his balls between rounds because it woke him up. I'm assuming the 'airing out' is the same premise.
    Haha, if that's true that's great....
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    Prevents accidents as per the under arm thing. I've had several guys fall into the corner. It was pretty funny when you think of it.

    3 corner men:
    Firsts: In charge of getting fighter to corner, talking to fighters
    Water man: stool, water, ice on head and back of neck.
    Cut man, access cuts, sometimes rub down shoulders.

    That's the way our corner team works. Others are different.
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    my corner team consists of Kat. She gives me water and tells me to throw more punches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidspatula
    my corner team consists of Kat. She gives me water and tells me to throw more punches.
    Don't tell TBK that he thinks that it's common sense and a waste of time. The throwing more punches part.
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    1. I honestly don't know, but I suspect that it is partly to get the fighters arms up above his head, which expands his chest so that he can get more oxygen into his lungs. The accident prevention suggestion is an intriguing idea.... Heck, I'll ask my Thai coach tonight if I remember....

    2. The shorts are pulled open because it allows the abdominal wall to relax and therefore you can breathe easier. Seriously, try it sometime! Work out really hard for a few rounds, then pull your shorts away from your stomach, you will feel INSTANT RELIEF, and you will feel like you can breathe easier....
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    Thanks for the responses guys and girls
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    Sorry for dragging up this old thread, but I finally remembered to ask my Thai coach regarding question #1....

    Cornermen lift their fighters up (with his arms up in the air) to open up his lungs (as I suggested), but to also 'stretch' their muscles back out. The typical Thai stance is slightly crouched (though not as much as Boxing), and lifting them up stretches them back out....
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