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RESEARCH REVIEW: The Safety of Sportive Chokes: A Cross-Sectional Survey-Based Study

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The Safety of Sportive Chokes: A Cross-Sectional Survey-Based Study (1) Stellpflug, S; Schindler, B; JCorry, J: Menton, T; LeFevere, R THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORT MEDICINE, PUBLISHED AHEAD OF PRINT. BACKGROUND Choking, or sporting choking, as it is referred to in the literature, is common in many grappling sports/arts. The goal of application of a choke is a medial to lateral compression of the...

RESEARCH REVIEW: Effects of Rapid Weight Loss on Judo Athletes: A Systematic Review

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Effects of Rapid Weight Loss on Judo Athletes: A Systematic Review (1) CLakicevic, N; Roklicer, R; Bianco, A; Mani, D; Paoli, A; Trivic, T; Ostojic, S; Milovancev, A; Maksimovic, N;Drid, P. NUTRIENTS. 2020;12(5):1220. BACKGROUND The practice of weight-cutting for sports, in particular its safety and effectiveness, has been cause of a great deal of debate and controversy, as well as scientific...

RESEARCH REVIEW: Physical Response to Pad- and Bag-Based Boxing-Specific Training Modalities

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Physical Response to Pad- and Bag-Based Boxing-Specific Training Modalities (1) Finlay, Mitchell J.; Greig, Matt; McCarthy, Jake; Page, Richard M. JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, APRIL 2020 – VOLUME 34 – ISSUE 4 BACKGROUND Pad-based and bag-based training drills are among the most commonly used training modalities amongst striking combat athletes. The duration and...

RESEARCH REVIEW: Relationships Between Punch Impact Force and Upper- and Lower-Body Muscular Strength and Power in Highly Trained Amateur Boxers (1)

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Relationships Between Punch Impact Force and Upper- and Lower-Body Muscular Strength and Power in Highly Trained Amateur Boxers (1) Dunn, E; Humberstone, C; Franchini, E; Iredale, K; Blazevich, A. JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, PUPLISHED AHEAD OF PRINT BACKGROUND It is a given that punching power is one of the most important characteristics in striking combat sports. Despite a...

RESEARCH REVIEW – The Countermovement Jump Mechanics of Mixed Martial Arts Competitors

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The Countermovement Jump Mechanics of Mixed Martial Arts Competitors James, L.P; Connick, M; Haff GG; Kelly, V.G; Beckman, E.M. JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH: APRIL 2020 – VOLUME 34 – ISSUE 4 BACKGROUND Explosive force development in the lower limb is a critically important characteristic in mixed martial arts (MMA), and in part influences the performance of both lower...

RESEARCH REVIEW – Defining the Phases of Boxing Punches – A Mixed Methods Approach

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Defining the Phases of Boxing Punches – A Mixed Methods Approach Lenetsky, S; Brughelli, M;, Nates R.J; Neville, J.G; Cross, M.R; Lormier, A.V. JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH: APRIL 2020 – VOLUME 34 – ISSUE 4 BACKGROUND In many sports, common movements are separated into phases for the sake of optimising qualitative and quantitative analysis. These phases have...

RESEARCH REVIEW: Influence of Mental Fatigue on Physical Performance, and Physiological and Perceptual Responses of Judokas Submitted to the Special Judo Fitness Test

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Influence of Mental Fatigue on Physical Performance, and Physiological and Perceptual Responses of Judokas Submitted to the Special Judo Fitness Test Campos, B.T; Penna, E.M; Rodrigues, J.G.S; Mendes, T.T; Maia-Lima, A; Nakamura, F; Vieira, E; Wanner, S.P; Prado, L.S. JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH BACKGROUND The first paper we reviewed made reference to the Special Judo Fitness...

RESEARCH REVIEW: Jiu-Jitsu-Specific Performance Test: Reliability Analysis and Construct Validity in Competitive Athletes

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Jiu-Jitsu-Specific Performance Test: Reliability Analysis and Construct Validity in Competitive Athletes da Silva Junior, J.N; Kons, R.L; de Lucas, R.D; Detanico, D. JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, PUBLISH AHEAD OF PRINT BACKGROUND Similar to the tests discussed in the previous article, the Jiu Jitsu Anaerobic Performance Test (JJAPT), first described by Villar et al in 2018 (2)...

RESEARCH REVIEW: Validity of a Novel Specific Wrestling Fitness Test

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Validity of a Novel Specific Wrestling Fitness Test Markovic, M; Kukic, F; Dopsaj, M; Kasum, G; Toskic, L; and Zaric, I. JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, ARRIL 2020 BACKGROUND The first paper of this issue, as the title suggests, explores the validity of a test specifically designed to assess fitness performance characteristics in wrestlers. In many sports, fitness tests play an...

Safely Returning to Exercise after Lockdown 

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We understand that some combat athletes at the elite level have had specific access to training facilities during this period of lockdown. For many amateur and recreational athletes, however, the period of isolation has likely restricted training options. As restrictions gradually begin to ease, there are some important points to keep in mind when returning to training to prevent the likelihood...

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