The ketogenic diet (KD) is widely used as a weight loss strategy and, more rarely, as therapy for some diseases. In many sports weight control is often necessary (boxing, weightlifting, wrestling, etc) but the KD is not usually considered. Our hypothesis is that KD might be used to achieve fat loss without affecting negatively strength/power performance.

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AIM: To test the construct validity and reliability of the session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE) method by examining the relationship between RPE and physiological parameters (heart rate: HR and blood lactate concentration: [La –] ) and the correlations between sRPE and two HR–based methods for quantifying internal training load (Banister’s method and Edwards’s method) during karate training camp.

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.

Check out The MMA Training Bible’s Research Round-up: This month read about everything from trauma, stroke and death from strikes, to optimizing lactate clearance post-workout. 

By Dr Jason Gillis

The MMA Training Bible

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