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Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by SKD, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. SKD

    SKD Blue Belt

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    Hey

    I just got back from training. Got knocked around quite a bit by the instructor.

    Do any of you guys have any pointers on how to recover better from the headaches and associated feeling which comes from getting hit ? At the moment I just drink water and rest. Anything else which could help ?
     
  2. scorcho

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    Vitamins and an asprin are probably not a bad idea. Get some sleep as well.
     
  3. SKD

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    Cool, I'll take a multi vitamin.

    Like rest is obviouslty important, just wondering if there are any other things which can speed up recovery
     
  4. pistachio22

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    Got to agree, vitamins, water & a lot of sleep are the key.

    The only other thing is baths of ice water, I know alot of atheletes that do this. Good for sorting out pulls & bruising.
    I wouldn't be able to get up to run the morning after sparring pre-fight if i didn't sit in the bath for 10 mins everynight to sort out my battered legs.
     
  5. TapSD

    TapSD Killer Bee....1%

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    Water and advil liquid gels..those things are f-ing awesome!
     
  6. Foul Breath

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    Primarily a good diet. Nothing is better for your health than that. You will stay healthy and recover quickly with a balanced diet of meat, vegies, carbs, salads, etc. Stay away from junk food. Do this and you will be fine.
     
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    I second the diet and general healthy living. I might not take aspirin, since it is a blood thinner. If you had a small bleed or brain bruise it might hinder healing. Ge hydrated before and during the workout. Your brain need fluid around it to cushion properly, and being 10% dehydrated will affect your cerebrospinal fluid volume.
     
  8. Thai Clinch

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    water.....hottub...good food(eat clean) and lots of rest man...and by rest i mean sleep!
     
  9. Michael Wanaka

    Michael Wanaka Amateur Fighter

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    Not aspirin, it'll KILL your stomach. Aleve (naproxen sodium) or advil (ibuprofen) are better choices, plus they actually reduce swelling as well as reduce pain.
     
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    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    You'll get used to it eventually, until then, rub some dirt on it.
     
  11. Brendon Katz

    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    if ur talkin bout concussion type knockin around, eat some chocolate or somethin with a lot of sugar as soon as u finish trainin , i dont no y but that seems 2 help a lot.
     
  12. FIGHT FAN

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    thats a good point about the blood thinning, aspirin is an anti coagaluant.
     
  13. NoLionsDen

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    I dont have any tips on the concussions, but on the OTC medication I would suggest the Advil Liqui-gels too.

    Aspirin is a blood thinner and if taken in a worthwhile dose (after a fight or heavy sparring) would likely hurt your stomach.

    I dont eat much before or after a fight, so my stomach gets upset if I take too many pills.

    Acetimoniphen (Tylenol) is horrible on your liver especially if you are a "high protein diet" kind of person, and Aleve had some sort of news blurb not too long ago about complications when taking it.....I dont know the facts, but I remember it was enough to make me quit taking it (it was the best for headaches).
     
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    Do Not Take Aspirin If You've Sustained Head Trauma.

    Repeat

    Do Not Take Aspirin If You've Sustained Head Trauma.
     
  15. chlorox

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    If you are expecting headaches after each class, I strongly recommend changing schools....listen to your body; it is sending you a strong message.

    On the other hand, it is possible that your instructor was trying to convey a message...perhaps, you were being rough on other less skilled students or something like that.
     
  16. Brendon Katz

    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    speak 4 urself bro
     
  17. TheRev

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    REPEATED again. I went to/work at UCLA.

    DO NOT TAKE ASPIRIN IF U"VE SUSTAINED HEAD TRAUMA.

    Aneurisms and concussions are not friendly when ur blood is thin and full of anti-coagulents.
     
  18. RG42186

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    I just started training standup as well. I've been having the same problem. I already have a good diet and take a multi everyday. I've also been taking advil after sparring, but it still takes me about 2 days to start feeling better. Does anyone have any advice as to how I can condition myself to be able to handle more punches/kicks?
     
  19. Clann

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    I usually just get some rest right after practice. Also, I take advil and sometimes I put ice on my bruises to help the swelling go down. Heh, I also go out and get something to eat...while drinking eight glasses of water.
     
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    Advil
     

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