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Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Mixed Martial Arts

Bounty, Paul, Campbell, Bill, Galvan, Elfego, Cooke, Matthew B and Antonio, Jose (2011) Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Mixed Martial Arts. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 33 (1). pp. 56-67. ISSN 1524-1602 (print) 1533-4295 (online)

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Abstract

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an exciting and complex sport that combines the techniques of boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, and various grappling disciplines such as Greco-Roman wrestling, freestyle wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. MMA is a physiologically demanding sport. It can potentially challenge and tax all of the energy systems, and the possibility of overreaching/overtraining is a concern. To date, there is limited peer-reviewed research examining the optimal training methods for an athlete competing in MMA. The purpose of this review is to discuss some of the available peer-reviewed research surrounding this sport and provide general considerations for the strength and conditioning specialists.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21798, mixed martial arts, combat sports, strength, conditioning, performance
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2012 06:03
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2015 04:14
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7535
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182044304
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