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    Protective gear for preventing rib injuries

    Hi, can anyone recommend padded tops or something similar for preventing rib injuries? I've had 4 cartilage injuries in 6 months, 2 from impact and 2 from compression. I figure a padded/protective top could have helped prevent the impact injuries.

    I've seen a doctor and am completely healed now, but want some additional protection for when I go back.

    Anyone tried anything in this area?

    Thanks, love to all. Rich

    #2
    There are many options available in sparring gear:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=mma+...e=off&tbm=shop

    (edit) I have one like this, from when I was regularly doing AKB/MT:
    http://www.revgear.com/product/pro-s...-rib-ab-guard/
    Consider for a moment that there is no meme about brown-haired, brown-eyed step children.

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      #3
      Thanks. Would the style of guard you used be suitable for bjj?
      All the best,
      Rich

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        #4
        Originally posted by submessenger View Post
        There are many options available in sparring gear:

        https://www.google.com/search?q=mma+...e=off&tbm=shop

        (edit) I have one like this, from when I was regularly doing AKB/MT:
        http://www.revgear.com/product/pro-s...-rib-ab-guard/
        i have the ringside one from those results and it's pretty much useless. one would expect more from ringside, this was one of the few things i got from them that wasn't good.
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          #5
          Originally posted by Ming Loyalist View Post
          i have the ringside one from those results and it's pretty much useless. one would expect more from ringside, this was one of the few things i got from them that wasn't good.
          The Revgear one that I have is decent, but I think real safety comes not just from the chest armor, but also from the shin and foot pads that are worn by the opponent. Those effectively double the amount of padding from a human baseball bat hitting your chest at something close to full force.
          Consider for a moment that there is no meme about brown-haired, brown-eyed step children.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Richm07 View Post
            Thanks. Would the style of guard you used be suitable for bjj?
            All the best,
            Rich
            Does your BJJ include striking? If not, I don't think there's anything sufficient to protect, save for core strengthening exercises.

            Otherwise, I would suggest the girdle-style one, like my revgear link, above. Anything more than that is going to tend to restrict your arms.
            Consider for a moment that there is no meme about brown-haired, brown-eyed step children.

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              #7
              Thanks again. No, no striking, but two of the injuries have been caused by accidental knee bashes from side control, so I think that your suggestion could be worth a shot.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Richm07 View Post
                Thanks again. No, no striking, but two of the injuries have been caused by accidental knee bashes from side control, so I think that your suggestion could be worth a shot.
                I mean no offense but I have to ask, are you "healthy" or is there something going on with you medically that causes you to be injury prone?
                Either that or the people at your school have 0 concept on how to roll.
                Of the single rapier fight between valiant men, having both skill, he that is the best wrestler, or if neither of them can wrestle, the strongest man most commonly kills the other, or leaves him at his mercy.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Richm07 View Post
                  Thanks again. No, no striking, but two of the injuries have been caused by accidental knee bashes from side control, so I think that your suggestion could be worth a shot.
                  I am intimately familiar with this injury. You will grow out of it/train out of it, no need for protective gear. It's common for BJJ noobs, your best bet is to concentrate on not letting your opponent get your back flat to the mat.
                  Consider for a moment that there is no meme about brown-haired, brown-eyed step children.

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                    #10
                    It's been covered but yeah I agree, it is just conditioning and exposure for the most part. Roll more often with less intensity, at first. Just get doing it without getting flinchy and worried about injury. Learn how not to be in that spot. Tell your partners and I bet most will be happy to tone it down once you explain the situation. Do some extra exercises that build your core. Have someone teach you how to use the medicine balls by yourself and with a partner.

                    In other words, as some number of great mind have said "eat a spoon full of concrete and harden the fuck up".
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                    1961-1994

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                      #11
                      Thanks, I appreciate the advice. Is there an underlying problem? There could well be. The doctors are reluctant to put me through a CT scan because if they do find an underlying issue, there's no remedy. So the advice is be careful or quit.

                      I got into bjj for self defence/fitness and would like to train for as long as possible. I thought that some sort of protective gear might buy me some extra time but I fully understand that I just need to get more technically proficient too.

                      Thanks, all the best
                      Rich

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Richm07 View Post
                        Thanks, I appreciate the advice. Is there an underlying problem? There could well be. The doctors are reluctant to put me through a CT scan because if they do find an underlying issue, there's no remedy. So the advice is be careful or quit.

                        I got into bjj for self defence/fitness and would like to train for as long as possible. I thought that some sort of protective gear might buy me some extra time but I fully understand that I just need to get more technically proficient too.

                        Thanks, all the best
                        Rich
                        Disclaimer: I'm not your doctor. I don't believe there's an underlying condition, though. As I said, this is a common BJJ beginner injury. Be like seafood: shrimp, shrimp, and more shrimp.

                        Consider for a moment that there is no meme about brown-haired, brown-eyed step children.

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                          #13
                          Are you a spaz?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by ChenPengFi View Post
                            Are you a spaz?
                            If he is, he's probably not going to be able to recognize that for a few years. It took me a while to see it in myself, and I was well aware of the term and the behavior.
                            Consider for a moment that there is no meme about brown-haired, brown-eyed step children.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by submessenger View Post
                              If he is, he's probably not going to be able to recognize that for a few years. It took me a while to see it in myself, and I was well aware of the term and the behavior.

                              That's why I'm asking.
                              Sure sounds like it.

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