Strength and conditioning for fencing

Turner, Anthony N. and Miller, Stuart C. and Stewart, Perry F. and Cree, Jon and Ingram, Rhys and Dimitriou, Lygeri and Moody, Jeremy and Kilduff, Liam (2013) Strength and conditioning for fencing. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 35 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1524-1602

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Abstract

Scientific research into fencing is sparse and little relates to strength and conditioning. In our experience of working within fencing, it is a predominately anaerobic sport characterised by explosive high-power movements. Consequently, fencers should be cautious of some of the traditional training methods currently used such as long slow distance running because this is likely to be counterproductive to performance. Instead, exercises and conditioning drills that develop repeat lunge ability, strength, and power should be used. The high proportion of lunging also dictates the need for eccentric strength and control and the ability to reduce muscle damage.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): fencing, combat, strength, power
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute
A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Biomechanics at the London Sport Institute
A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Physiology at the London Sport Institute
A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 18436
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Depositing User: Lygeri Dimitriou
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 10:53
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:36
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/18436

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