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Injury Prevention Strategies for Mixed Martial Arts

James, Lachlan P. MSportCoach, MExercSc

Strength and Conditioning Journal: October 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 5 - p 88–95
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000086
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ABSTRACT THE FULL CONTACT NATURE OF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS GIVES RISE TO A CONSIDERABLE INJURY RISK THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED. THIS ARTICLE IDENTIFIES THE MOST COMMON PREVENTABLE INJURIES IN THE SPORT AND DESCRIBES WHICH ATHLETES MAY BE AT INCREASED RISK. PRACTICAL INTERVENTIONS ARE PROVIDED TO MINIMIZE THE OCCURRENCE OF THESE INJURIES. ADDITIONALLY, METHODS FOR INTEGRATING THESE TASKS INTO A TRAINING PLAN TO INCREASE COMPLIANCE ARE SUGGESTED.

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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

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Lachlan P. James is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland.

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