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Unconventional Methods, Techniques, and Equipment for Strength and Conditioning in Combat Sports

Santana, Juan Carlos MEd1; Fukuda, David H MS2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2011 - Volume 33 - Issue 6 - pp 64-70
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318230ff5d
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THROUGHOUT THE LAST DECADE, VARIOUS FORMS OF TRAINING HAVE COME TO THE FOREFRONT OF FITNESS, STRENGTH, AND CONDITIONING. EXERCISES FROM STRONGMAN COMPETITIONS, FUNCTIONAL TRAINING, AND OTHER GENRES HAVE BEEN COMBINED INTO A UNIQUE STYLE OF TRAINING. THIS STYLE OF TRAINING OFFERS A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF METHODS THAT, IF PROPERLY APPLIED, CAN SERVE AS AN EXCELLENT TOOL FOR PERSONAL TRAINERS AND STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES TO APPLY WITH ATHLETES.

1Institute of Human Performance, Boca Raton, Florida; and 2Metabolic and Body Composition Laboratory, Department of Health and Exercise Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

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

David H. Fukuda is a doctoral research and teaching assistant in the Metabolic and Body Composition Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma in the Department of Health and Exercise Science.

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