Based on recent findings regarding the mechanical determinants of sprint performance, resisted sled sprint (RSS) training may provide an effective tool for the improvement of sprint acceleration and maximal velocity. However, the volume and intensity for effective RSS training in different populations is unclear.

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High-intensity interval training (HIIT) performed on exercise cycle or treadmill is considered safe and often more beneficial for fat loss and cardiometabolic health than moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT). The aim of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of a 12-week boxing training (HIIT) intervention compared with an equivalent dose of brisk walking (MICT) in obese adults.

If you’re in the Boston Area on Saturday May 2nd, stop by Salem State University for the Spring meeting of the Massachusetts Association of Clinical Exercise Physiologists (MACEP). There will be a number of presentations, and Dr. Jason Gillis will be presenting recent research assessing the influence of Biofreeze, foam-rolling and Kinesiology Tape on recover from exercise-induced muscle damage.

Stay ahead of the competition and keep up with the latest developments in the world of combat sport research. Check out The MMA Training Bible’s Research Round-up below:

By Dr Jason Gillis

The MMA Training Bible

He who is not courageous enough to take risks in life will accomplish nothing – Muhammad Ali

He who is not courageous enough to take risks in life will accomplish nothing - Muhammad Ali
He who is not courageous enough to take risks in life will accomplish nothing – Muhammad Ali