Journal of Athletic EnhancementISSN: 2324-9080

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Case Report, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 2 Issue: 1

The Use of Performance Tests for the Physiological Monitoring of Training in Combat Sports: A Case Study of a World Ranked Mixed Martial Arts Fighter

Dale I Lovell1*, Mathew Bousson1 and Chris McLellan2
1Faculty of Science, Health & Education, School of Health and Sport Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
2Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Queensland, Australia
Corresponding author : Dale I Lovell
Faculty of Science, Health & Education, School of Health and Sport Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia 4556
Tel: 61 7 5459 4464; Fax: 61 7 5430 4880
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 22, 2012 Accepted: December 15, 2012 Published: December 18, 2012
Citation: Lovell DI, Bousson M, McLellan C (2013) The Use of Performance Tests for the Physiological Monitoring of Training in Combat Sports: A Case Study of a World Ranked Mixed Martial Arts Fighter. J Athl Enhancement 2:1. doi:10.4172/2324-9080.1000104

Abstract

The Use of Performance Tests for the Physiological Monitoring of Training in Combat Sports: A Case Study of a World Ranked Mixed Martial Arts Fighter

The sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact sport that has had a rapid rise in popularity and participation in recent years. Although initial attempts were made to ban MMA competitions by the medical community and politicians, changes in rules and increased fighter safety and an increased acceptance of this style of combat sport  has seen its popularity outstrip more conventional combat sports such as pro wrestling and boxing. Participation in martial arts is seen as an important form of exercise providing individuals with physical well-being as well as a sense of psychological well-being.

Keywords: Anaerobic performance; Mixed martial arts; Training; Tapering

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