Strength and conditioning considerations for mixed martial arts

La Bounty, Paul, Campbell, Bill I, Galvan, Elfego, Cooke, Matthew and Antonio, Jose (2011) Strength and conditioning considerations for mixed martial arts. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 33 1: 56-67. doi:10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182044304

Author La Bounty, Paul
Campbell, Bill I
Galvan, Elfego
Cooke, Matthew
Antonio, Jose
Title Strength and conditioning considerations for mixed martial arts
Journal name Strength and Conditioning Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1524-1602
Publication date 2011-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182044304
Volume 33
Issue 1
Start page 56
End page 67
Total pages 12
Place of publication Philadelphia PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2012
Language eng
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.
Keyword Mixed martial arts
Combat sports
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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