Learning how to put on MMA headgear can save you from being seriously injured during a fight and can make a big difference in how well you perform. If your MMA headgear is not fitting the right way then it will be uncomfortable during the fight and can distract you from what is most important. If you headgear fits the right way and is on correctly then you will be able to put forth all your concentration on the fight and this will improve your chances of winning.
- Before you put on MMA headgear make sure you have cleaned it and sanitized it. If you have used the headgear before and have not already cleaned it then you could get bacteria in your ear or any cuts they may develop during the fight. This could be quite painful and not to mention costly to buy medicine for.
- When you put on MMA headgear pull it all the way down so that the top straps are secure against your cranium. If there is a chin strap make sure to tighten in to the point where your headgear cannot move around even when punched or kicked. The headgear should be tight enough that it cannot be moved, but it should not be so tight that it causes pain or discomfort.
- MMA headgear comes in different sizes, so it could be too small or large for your head if you buy the wrong size. The headgear is too small if your ears are not in the ear guards on your headgear. It is also too small if you cannot strap the chinstrap. Make sure the headgear is not too small because this will cause discomfort and can break your concentration during the fight.
- Your MMA headgear may also be too large for your head. This can be even worse during a fight because it could fall off, leaving your head completely vulnerable to punches and kicks. The headgear should be very secure on your head and should not be able to move or swivel at all. Your ears should fit in the ear guards perfectly and not be smashed or squashed. Also, the chin strap should fit securely around your chin and jaw and should not be causing pain or be too loose.