Progression of combat sport activities for youth athletes
Combat sport activities can play a role in the development of children and adolescents, and they are often a part of physical education classes and extracurricular activities. In addition to the psychological and social benefits these activities offer, they are also highly beneficial in physiological terms, as they are based on intermittent, metabolically demanding activities that help participants improve their physical fitness. The aim of this work is to propose a logical progression of game-based activities that reproduce different technical-tactical and physiological requirements of combat sports. The 5 phases become progressively more difficult with respect to both strategy and intensity.
combat sports, HIIT, children, adolescents, judo, martial arts
Morales, Jose, David H. Fukuda, Cristina Curto, Misaki Iteya, Hiroshi Kubota, Emanuela Pierantozzi, and Michael La Monica. "Progression of Combat Sport Activities for Youth Athletes." Strength & Conditioning Journal 42, no. 3 (2020): 78-89.
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