Upper Body Power in Mixed Martial Arts

by Marc Tangeman, CSCS, Andrew Shim, EdD, CSCS,*D, and Ian Bonder, MS,CSCS
NSCA Coach March 2023
Vol 9, Issue 4

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The purpose of this article is to justify the importance and advantage to properly incorporate upper body power (UBP) training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athletes.

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