MMA stupid question ive been pondering v.chin

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  1. SquirtRussel

    SquirtRussel OT Supporter

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    this has been crossing my mind lately, and im sure i already know the answer... but i was wondering what enables someone to take a punch? what allows someone to have a "better chin" than another person? AND, is there a way to "develop" a chin or condition your body to take a harder hit? (ie neckwork, chewing to develop jaw muscles?)

    i already do some neck extensions while biting on a rag with weight attached, and this seems to help develop a stronger jaw and neck (for the clinch mostly)

    ive never been knocked out, but i have been "ROCKED"/joerogan a few times though... :hsugh:


    dunno if anyone can really answer this
     
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    I think it has to do with bone structure... If there were a way to develop your chin, most pro fighters would be doing it. At least thats the way I look at it.
     
  3. Jeff Merr

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    There is a nerve behind your jaw bone that causes you to black out, i think its mainly genetics, sure you can strengthen your neck muscles and try to somewhat strengthen your jaw muscles, but when that punch comes your mouth will most likely be relaxed and it will happen so fast it wont matter what you did to try and prevent it.
     
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    :werd: ive thought of it like this too, and just kinda shrug it off, im not looking forward to the day i get KTFO though :hs: so far ive been lucky just breaking my nose.... but yeah all i think i can do is strengthen the neck and jaw ftw.
     
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    interesting :noes:
     
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    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    How bad was it? Surgery? I went in for a Deviated Septum and the first thing she asked me was "Did you break your nose?"
     
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    SquirtRussel OT Supporter

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    i actually never went to the doctor for it... but my nose is definately not in the same position it was before the fight, but its not noticable and doesnt effect my breathing so ill just leave it be, im sure im going to break it alot more in the future so until it gets gnarly ill leave it alone :mamoru: :hs:
     
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    floppycheif dirty boxing

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    I dont know about devloping a stronger chin, personally I think learning to recognize and react to punches is where your time should be spent. Once I learned to really roll with punches I lost alot of my fear of getting rocked. Not to say it doesnt happen but it just doesnt suck as much as compared to when I was all stiff necked and tense.
     
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    SquirtRussel OT Supporter

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    :werd: defense>strong chin... nobody wants brain damage
     
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    i lol'ed at your usertext :rofl: :o
     
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    I'd say bone structure. if you look at a lot of successful pugilists, they've got a good looking jawline.
     
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    floppycheif dirty boxing

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    Damn right :bigthumb: ... Cro Cop :bowdown:
     

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