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Table 5 Typical frequency training (combat sports and other sessions) without a competition coming up: differences according to current primary sports and current level of competition

From: Profiling Combat Sports Athletes: Competitive History and Outcomes According to Sports Type and Current Level of Competition

   n Combat sports sessions (1) Other sessions (2)
M SD M SD
Current primary sport: F(6, 290)
(1)= 5.52, p< .01;
(2)= 6.91, p< .01.
MMA 30 4.90a 1.61 3.00a 2.21
MT/KB 46 4.41 2.04 2.59a 1.67
Boxing 61 3.80 1.55 3.18 2.23
BJJ 58 4.41c 2.04 2.52a 1.38
Wrestling 43 4.58b 2.05 4.58a 2.25
Judo 26 3.15ab 1.26 2.65a 1.72
TSS 34 3.24a,bc 1.18 2.26a 1.60
Current level of competition: F (2, 294)
(1)= 5.01, p= .01; (2)= 0.89, p= .42.
Amateur 115 3.90a 1.44 3.06 2.11
Regional/State 99 3.92a 1.49 2.79 1.72
Elite 84 4.64a 2.49 3.14 2.18
  1. Note: M mean, SD standard deviation, MMA mixed martial arts, MT/KB Muay Thai/kickboxing, BJJ Brazilian jiu-jitsu and TSS traditional striking sports
  2. Superscripts indicates where Bonferonni adjusted pair-wise tests indicated group differences, with scores in bold indicating the highest scores in pairwise differences. (1) MMA and judo (d= 1.24, large effect) and TSS (d= 1.18, large effect). Wrestling and judo (d= 0.91, large effect) and TSS (d= 0.84, large effect). BJJ and judo (d= 0.83, large effect) and TSS (d= 0.76, large effect). Elite and amateur (d= 0.35, small effect) and regional/state (d= 0.35, small effect). (2) Wrestling and MMA (d= 0.70, medium effect), MT/KB (d= 1.01, large effect), boxing (d= 0.63, medium effect), BJJ (d= 1.08, large effect), judo (d= 1.01, large effect) and TSS (d= 1.23, large effect)
  3. Two-way ANOVAs (current primary x current level: F(12, 275) were non-significant for (1) = 1.07, p= .39; (2) = 0.63, p= .81