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Research Article, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 3 Issue: 5

Reliability of a Portable Accelerometer for Measuring Workload during Mixed Martial Arts

Howard Thomas Hurst1*, Stephen Atkins1 and Christopher Kirk2
1Division of Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, UK
2Burnley College, Lancashire, UK
Corresponding author : Howard Thomas Hurst
Division of Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, 223 Darwin Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK
Tel: 01772 893911
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 11, 2014 Accepted: September 05, 2014 Published: September 10, 2014
Citation: Hurst HT, Atkins S, Kirk C (2014) Reliability of a Portable Accelerometer for Measuring Workload during Mixed Martial Arts. J Athl Enhancement 3:5 doi:10.4172/2324-9080.1000172

Abstract

Reliability of a Portable Accelerometer for Measuring Workload during Mixed Martial Arts

Portable accelerometers have been used for a number of years in a range of contact sports. However, their appropriateness for use in combat sports such as Mixed Martial Arts has yet to be determined. To determine the reliability of a portable accelerometer for assessing external workload in Mixed Martial Arts.

Keywords: Combat sports; External load; Accelerometry

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