While most martial arts gyms teach excellent fighting techniques, few have a full understanding of the principles behind strength and conditioning, leaving many fighters over trained and injured. Strength and Conditioning for Mixed Martial Arts: A Practical Guide for the Busy Athlete provides elite-level instruction beyond fighting technique, focusing instead on improving overall athletic performance that works side-by-side with a fighter’s martial arts training. Written for the non-professional athlete, from beginning to advanced fighters, it is also readily implemented around a full-time job. Topics covered in this book include:
Most mixed martial arts athletes must be able to effectively balance strength and conditioning workouts, martial arts training, family, work, and recovery. This book is designed for just that purpose, helping fighters develop programs for their specific needs, whether training for self-defense, health and wellness, or competing in the cage.
Will Peveler is professor of exercise science at Liberty University, where he also conducts physiological testing out of their Human Performance Laboratory for local endurance athletes and fighters. Peveler races mountain bikes and road bikes, runs triathlons, holds a black belt in Ketsugo-Ryu, and competes in obstacle course racing. He has coached cycling, triathlon, and martial arts. Peveler is the author of many books, including Training for Mountain Biking: A Practical Guide for the Busy Athlete and Training for Obstacle Course Racing: A Practical Guide for the Busy Athlete. He is the editor for Rowman & Littlefield’s Train Like a Pro series.
Chapter One: Training Facilities and Equipment for Mixed Martial Arts
Chapter Two: Basic Training Principles, Physiology and Psychology
Chapter Three: Areas of Training for Mixed Martial Arts
Chapter Four: Developing a Training Plan
Chapter Five: Nutrition for Mixed Martial Arts
Chapter Six: Competition
Chapter Seven: Special Considerations for Training and Competition
Chapter Eight: Injury and Injury Prevention in Mixed Martial Arts
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