Widely recognized as the world’s oldest competitive sport, wrestling has featured in every Olympic games since its ancient conception. The are two styles of wrestling at the modern Olympics – freestyle and Greco-Roman. While the rules are almost identical, Greco-Roman wrestlers must not use the legs to trip or lift an opponent or attack an … Read more


Martial arts training will vary greatly from discipline to discipline. By understanding the physiological demands and movement patterns within the specific disciplines, and profiling elite martial artists, a suitable sport-specific conditioning program can be designed. Not all exercises and modes of training are suitable for all martial artists. A comparison of two of the most … Read more


A boxing training program must focus on reactive power, power endurance, muscular endurance, anaerobic endurance and aerobic endurance. Boxing is unique in that, unlike most team and individual sports, competition events are limited during the year. The majority of the annual plan is spent on preparatory training phases planned so that the boxer is at … Read more