Garry Cantrell wrote:
something more along the lines of the cumulative effects a lot of hard breakfalls ( but not quite hard enough for a concussion) rather than the effect of a smaller number of concussion inducing falls.
Gary, it is an excellent question, but AFAIK no research exists and the reason most likely is the very subclinical nature of these events.
While a boxer does not report to an ER following every blow to the head, his manager/trainer knows how many blows he's taking in any fight and cumulatively because they are paying attention.
When we train, we don't and can't quantify for each person how often/how hard they are hitting; nobody is tracking it over time, and nobody is giving cognitive tests and brain scans, and ruling out all the other variables.