ArchiveFebruary 2019

Three Simple Core Exercises for Karate Classes

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In a previous post on the biomechanics of striking, we described how the abdominals should be utilised as an area of force transfer between the upper and lower body (). As such, the majority of our abdominal training should be performed as isometric holds, teaching the body to resist excessive movement at the lower back. Whilst a gym setting allows us to utilise whatever equipment we have at our...

Applying the Acute vs Chronic Workload Ratio to Combat Sports: Part 3

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In the previous post we discussed calculation of training load using training minutes and RPE (). Whilst this works well as a base, it is possible to be even more detailed with our quantification of training load using some slightly more advanced methods. As discussed in the last post, compared to sports involving primarily cyclic activities (e.g. running), training load in combat sports training...

Applying the Acute vs Chronic Workload Ratio to Combat Sports: Part 2

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In the last post we discussed the importance of consistency in training loads, and introduced the acute vs chronic workload ratio (ACWR)(). Initially popular with team sports, the acute vs chronic ratio is now widely used in reference to resistance training and endurance sports. Whilst we don’t presently have any studies referencing its use in combat sports. It makes sense that regulation in...

Applying the Acute vs Chronic Ratio Workload to Combat Sports: Part 2

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In the last post we discussed the importance of consistency in training loads, and introduced the acute vs chronic workload ratio (ACWR)(). Initially popular with team sports, the acute vs chronic ratio is now widely used in reference to resistance training and endurance sports. Whilst we don’t presently have any studies referencing its use in combat sports. It makes sense that regulation in...

How to avoid overtraining and reduce the likelihood of injury – Applying the Acute vs Chronic Workload Ratio to Combat Sports: Part 1

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The Importance of Training Load In previous posts we have discussed goal setting for the year in advance (), setting up a testing battery to establish baseline levels of performance () and using the results of these processes to plan out the years training cycles (). Critical to the success of the training programme, both in terms of achieving the desired performance outcome and keeping an...

What Does Your Annual Training Plan Look Like? –  Part 4 – Case Study 2

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In the previous post we examined what an example annual training plan might look like for an Olympic boxing contender whose competition schedule is quite fixed, and whose training programme was focused on energy systems development (). In this post we take an example annual training plan for an athlete with less of a fixed competition schedule. This athlete is a male kickboxer, high in national...

5 exercises to improve forward pressure in fighting

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For many stand-up combat sports, the ability to move forward against the resistance of an opponent may is critical in the success of scoring a decision win, or optimising position for a knockout blow. Some fighting styles, Kyokushin Karate for an example, are scored heavily on the ability to move forward (or inversely not move back), and demonstrate aggression and control of a bout. The ability...

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