Maintaining physical exercise as a matter of synchronising practices:experiences and observations from training in Mixed Martial Arts

Blue, Stanley John (2017) Maintaining physical exercise as a matter of synchronising practices:experiences and observations from training in Mixed Martial Arts. Health and Place, 46. pp. 344-350. ISSN 1353-8292

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with the establishment, maintenance, and decline of physical exercise practices. Drawing on experiences and observations taken from a carnal ethnography and rhythmanalysis of the practices involved in training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), I argue that maintaining this physical exercise practice is not straightforwardly an outcome of individual commitment, access to facilities, or the availability of free time. It rather depends on the synchronisation of practices: those of MMA, those that support MMA, and those that more broadly make up everyday life. This research suggests that increasing rates of physical activity might be better fostered through facilitating the integration of combinations of healthy activities into everyday life.

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Health and Place
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Health & Place. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Health & Place, 46, 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.11.002
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25 Nov 2016 09:56
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