Considering the worst-case metabolic scenario, but training to the typical-case competitive scenario: response to Amtmann (2012)
Del Vecchio, F.íc.B.; Franchini, E.
Perceptual and Motor Skills 117(1): 1088-1090
ISSN/ISBN: 0031-5125 PMID: 24422338 DOI: 10.2466/30.25.pms.117x13z4
This response to Amtmann's letter emphasizes that the knowledge of the typical time structure, as well as its variation, together with the main goal of the mixed martial arts athletes--to win by knock out or submission--need to be properly considered during the training sessions. Example with other combat sports are given and discussed, especially concerning the importance of adapting the physical conditioning workouts to the technical-tactical profile of the athlete and not the opposite.