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Conditioning Strategies for Competitive Kickboxing

Buse, George J MD, CSCS; Santana, Juan Carlos MEd, CSCS*D; FNSCA

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2008 - Volume 30 - Issue 4 - pp 42-48
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31817f19cd
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IN CONJUNCTION WITH SPORT-SPECIFIC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, SUFFICIENT NUTRITION, REST, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL READINESS, A KICKBOXER'S SUCCESS IS CONTINGENT UPON HIS OR HER LEVEL OF CONDITIONING. ON THE BASIS OF THE METABOLIC DEMANDS OF COMPETITIVE KICKBOXING, TRAINING SHOULD TAX BOTH THE ANAEROBIC AND AEROBIC SYSTEMS EXTENSIVELY. IN TANDEM WITH PROPER CONDITIONING, INJURY MAY BE PREVENTED THROUGH PREHABILITATIVE EXERCISES AND ADHERENCE TO SAFETY MEASURES.

1Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida; 2Institute of Human Performance, Boca Raton, Florida

George J. Buse is a physician and exercise science consultant for personnel at the United States Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, FL.

Juan Carlos Santana is the director and CEO of the Institute of Human Performance in Boca Raton, FL.

Correspondence Address: George J. Buse, MD, CSCS, 530-C Schneider Drive Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 Email: george.buse@us.af.mil or geo.buse@hotmail.com Telephone: 850-543-6430 (personal), 850-881-5152 (work) / Fax: 850-881-5145

© 2008 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association