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High-Intensity Conditioning for Combat Athletes: Practical Recommendations

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posted on 08.12.2021, 21:58 authored by Alan Ruddock, Lachlan JamesLachlan James, Duncan French, David Rogerson, Matthew DrillerMatthew Driller, David Hembrough
Combat sports have been practiced for millennia and today are predominant sports at the Olympic games, with international organizations that host world, continental and national championships at amateur standard. There are also an increasing number of professional combat sports with global audiences. The growing popularity of professional combat sports and their importance at the Olympic games have led to an increase in scientific studies that characterize the physical, physiological, nutritional, biomechanical and training strategies of combat sports athletes. These studies characterize combat sports as high-intensity sports which require training strategies to develop the high-intensity capabilities of athletes. Therefore, the aim of this article is to (i) summarize the physiological demands of combat sports; (ii) present the primary considerations required to program high-intensity conditioning for athletes; (iii) define and present key high-intensity conditioning methods; and (iv) provide guidance for scientists and coaches to help prepare athletes under common but differing circumstances.

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Publication Date

12/11/2021

Journal

Applied Sciences

Volume

11

Issue

22

Pagination

14p.

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MDPI

ISSN

2076-3417

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