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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182a62fef
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Evidence-Based Guidelines for Strength and Conditioning in Mixed Martial Arts

Tack, Chris BSc (Hons)

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ABSTRACT: THE FOLLOWING REVIEW WILL DESCRIBE AN EVIDENCE-BASED MODEL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION IN RELATION TO AN AMATEUR MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST, WHICH WILL BE LINKED WITH KEY COMPONENTS OF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS PERFORMANCE. THE CHOSEN PROGRAM INVOLVES 2 SPECIFIC PHASES OF TRAINING: THE PREPARATORY PHASE AND THE COMPETITION PHASE. EACH WILL BE EXAMINED INDEPENDENTLY AND JUSTIFIED THROUGH ANALYSIS OF THE BEST AVAILABLE EVIDENCE. A NEEDS ANALYSIS OF THE SPORT WILL BE PROVIDED AND KEY PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS. DISCUSSION WILL INCLUDE PERIODIZATION METHOD, EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOCUS, AND SPECIFIC TRAINING PRINCIPLES PRESCRIBED (E.G., INTENSITY, VOLUME, REST). A VIDEO ABSTRACT DISCUSSING THIS ARTICLE IS FOUND IN SUPPLEMENTARY DIGITAL CONTENT 1 (SEE VIDEO, http://links.lww.com/SCJ/A125).

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