Acute neuromuscular responses to short and long roundhouse kick striking paces in professional Muay Thai fighters.

  title={Acute neuromuscular responses to short and long roundhouse kick striking paces in professional Muay Thai fighters.},
  author={Giuseppe Cimadoro and Ryan Mahaffey and Nicolas Babault},
  journal={The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness},
  volume={59 2},
BACKGROUND Muay Thai fighters strongly rely on the use of the roundhouse kick due to its effectiveness (i.e. power) and implications on the final score. Therefore, different striking tempos at full power are used during training as a method to enhance kicking power. However, the neuromuscular responses are unknown. Thus, the goal of this study was to investigate neuromuscular responses to a single bout of shorter (every second = H1) and longer (every 3 s = H3) kick striking time intervals… 
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