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Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Mixed Martial Arts

Bounty, Paul, Campbell, Bill, Galvan, Elfego, Cooke, Matthew 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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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: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Current > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2012 06:03
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 06:13
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