Ooookay…got my bell rung while working on some boxing at the MMA club last night. Headgear and 16oz. gloves were used, but I still walked away with a mild concussion.
I’m not looking for a second opinion, but rather some thoughts from the guys in the trenches(fighters, rugby/football/hockey players)…How long do you guys usually wait before coming back?
The doc. said to wait until I had been symptom free for 48 hours and then try a high intensity cardio workout to see if my brain was back to normal. I’m going to try some weights tomorrow just to test the waters, but nothing intense…it’s an Upper DE day.
So, how do you guys (and gals) approach this kind of thing?
I hope I didn’t dain my bramage, any thoughts?[/quote]
I boxed for about a year. I had one toughman contest and had to fight a chick (moose) who was 45 pounds heavier than me. I gave her a run for her money at my very fit 135 pounds at the time. I stuck with it and had a 4 - 4 minute round match later at the gym where I trained. During that fight I got hit in the side of the head pretty hard. I didn’t go down or anything, but it felt funny for a few days. We used headgear and 16 oz. gloves too. I tried to train the next day, but when I hit the bag it made my head hurt. I really liked to box and was pretty good at it for a beginner and a girl, but I came to the realization that my job and brain were more important to me and my family than boxing.
My 2 cents. Take care of yourself and get well before going at it again.