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Applying Complex Training Principles to Boxing: A Practical Approach

Matthews, Martyn MSc, CSCS; Comfort, Paul MSc, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2008 - Volume 30 - Issue 5 - pp 12-15
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318187d31b
Articles

THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES THE APPLICATION OF COMPLEX TRAINING PRINCIPLES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPEED AND POWER IN BOXING. IN IT, WE ILLUSTRATE HOW THE ADDITION OF EXTERNAL RESISTANCE, APPLIED IN BIOMECHANICALLY SIMILAR WAYS TO TRADITIONAL BOXING SKILLS AND INCORPORATED BEFORE EACH TRADITIONAL BOXING TRAINING SET, CAN HAVE A POTENTIATION EFFECT, RESULTING IN SUBJECTIVELY OBSERVED INCREASES IN PERFORMANCE. IT IS ALSO HOPED THAT THIS ARTICLE MAY STIMULATE ADDITIONAL RESEARCH IN THIS AREA.

University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Martyn Matthews is a senior lecturer at the University of Salford.

Paul Comfort is a senior lecturer at the University of Salford.

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