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Evidence-Based Guidelines for Strength and Conditioning in Mixed Martial Arts

Tack, Chris BSc (Hons)

Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2013 - Volume 35 - Issue 5 - p 79–92
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182a62fef
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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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Guys & St Thomas' National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Chris Tack is a highly specialized musculoskeletal physiotherapist working at Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom. He is a lead clinician and owner of All Powers Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation & Conditioning in London.

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