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  1. I'm a bit shorter and weight a bit less and I often hold pads for people who are 70 to 75kg, sometimes more. I don't find it affects my head in anyway, so there could be something going on. I lean in to every kick, so give the fighter resistance. But what I think could be going wrong for you is the fighter isn't hitting the pads correctly. You see that with newbies a lot. The try go high to slap the pads. Make sure to remind them that the pads isn't their target. Your waist is their target. They should never be hitting the top part of the pads. Also don't take the pads away from your body to meet their kick. Obviously I have no idea what's actually happening. But I would imagine they're not hitting correctly from what you described.
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