As striking power is a key characteristic for success in combat sports involving striking, measurement of this quality is useful for assessing the outcome of training interventions. The authors of this paper conducted a review of the current literature pertaining to assessment of punching force. 

9 papers between 2000 and 2021 were included in the review, totalling 160 participants.

Although all of these methods were shown to be reliable, due to the significant differences in methodology, results from the different methods cannot be compared. Therefore, future research should look into a comparison of different methods. 

Akbaş, Anna, Anna Brachman, Bartłomiej Gzik2BD, and Bogdan Bacik. “The objective assessment of striking force in combat sports using sport-specific measurement devices––a review.”

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