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Self-reported training methods of mixed martial artists at a regional reality fighting event.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14971990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study surveyed 28 athletes competing at a regional mixed martial arts (MMA) event. The survey attempted to gather information regarding overall training volume, supplement use, and specific exercises used. The survey return rate was 100% (28/28). Twenty-five out of the 28 athletes supplemented their training with strength training. Overall frequency of strength training sessions/week ranged from 1-7, and overall frequency of fighting specific training sessions/week ranged from 3-12. Five out of the 28 athletes used/had used anabolic-androgenic steroids. Twelve of the MMA athletes did not perform exercises specifically for the neck musculature, and only 8 used the power clean and/or power snatch within their strength-training program. The results suggest that strength and conditioning specialists should educate MMA athletes regarding the importance of balanced training, effective exercises, and the side effects of anabolic androgenic steroid use.
John A Amtmann
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1064-8011     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-19     Completed Date:  2004-06-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Applied Health Science Program, Montana Tech, Butte, Montana 59701, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Martial Arts*
Physical Education and Training / methods*

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