Chris Kirk

Chris is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology, Sheffield Hallam University. He is an applied physiologist, S&C coach and researcher and teaches exercise physiology and strength & conditioning on both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. His interests are the application of physiological first principles to improving combat sports performance and athlete health across the lifespan, with his main focus being MMA.

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Mixed martial arts and the danger of extreme weight cutting

The sight is well known to all fans of mixed martial arts (MMA). A fighter walks onto a stage on a Friday evening, waving to the cheering crowd before stepping onto a scale. The fighter waits nervously for a few moments as an official checks their weight to see...

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