Effect of Sport Specific Strength and Conditioning Training on Strength and Power among Mixed Martial Arts Athletes

Authors

  • Ilakia S
  • Muthukumaran Jothilingam
  • Praveen Vasanthan Murugan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/40pj0e98

Keywords:

High intensity training, performance, MMA athletes, competitive training.

Abstract

Background: MMA is an intermittent sport with short, intense phases of activity repeated for 3-5 rounds of 5
minutes each, separated by 1-minute breaks. This complexity demands diverse physical skills (power, strength,
speed, endurance) and metabolic processes (anaerobic, aerobic) in practice and competition.
Purpose: To determine the impact of a sports-specific strength and conditioning (S&C) training regimen on MMA
competitors’ performance.
Materials and Methods: A total of 30 MMA athletes were selected. 1RM strength test, medicine ball throw and
vertical jump test were used as outcome measures.30 players were divided into two groups. Sports Specific S&C
protocol (S&C group) and general strength training (conventional group) for a period of 8 weeks.
Results: Post mean and standard deviation of 1RM (bench press, squat), Medicine Ball throw and vertical jump
test of S&C and conventional group were 108.3 ± 3.68, 99.93 ± 5.22, 11.80 ± 0.41, 46.27 ± 2.22 and 99.87 ± 2.77 , 93.0
± 4.71, 10.1 ± 0.78, 42.87 ± 3.34 respectively. The S&C group were more significant than the conventional group
with p value < 0.001.
Conclusion: It has been concluded that the sports-specific S&C training had a positive impact on performance
among MMA athletes.

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Author Biographies

  • Ilakia S

    Postgraduate, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Muthukumaran Jothilingam

    Professor,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Praveen Vasanthan Murugan

    Postgraduate, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medicaland Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effect of Sport Specific Strength and Conditioning Training on Strength and Power among Mixed Martial Arts Athletes. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 226-231. https://doi.org/10.37506/40pj0e98