STEPPING Into The Ring

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WHAT I WISH I KNEW BEFORE MY SMOKER The idea of stepping into the ring in whatever capacity is something so foreign to fresh newcomers to Muay Thai. It’s one that I never thought that would happen, and here I am just a few hours after my first smoker (or interclub, if you’re British) and I’ve learnt a few lessons, as it was a rather brutal affair. Stepping into the ring is something that shouldn’t …

SAFE & Natural Shin Conditioning

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SORE SHINS? CONDITIONING COMES WITH TIME Take a trip down memory lane with me… You’ve just arrived at the gym for your first ever Muay Thai class. You walk in not knowing what to expect, but feeling excited at the same time. You wait for class to start. The trainer tells you what to do as you warm up. You learn some basics for the foundation of your journey. You walk up to one of …

The Money Bag: Training with Tires

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  “The Best Punching Bag I’ve Ever Used”   I’ve used many punching bags: Thai bags, teardrop bags, even those old-school Century dummies. It wasn’t until a trip to Thailand that I got to sample the tire bag. I was hooked. Like a vacationing foreigner on a ladyboy, I banged that thing to hell and back. Once I got back to the States, I forgot all about it. I went back to my favorite teardrop at …

Muay Thai Monday: What Unconventional Training Can I Do To Supplement My Muay Thai?

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What Other Type Of Strength And Conditioning Can I Add To My Routine? Sometimes you can’t make it to a Muay Thai gym. Other times you want to mix up your training to keep it from getting too stale. So what other types of training or conditioning can we do to continue to improve our functional fitness for Muay Thai? Chris and I answer that exact question in this weeks Muay Thai Monday: In addition …

Muay Thai Bodyweight Routine for Developing Power and Strength

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The 21 Minute Upper Body Challenge You must know how important it is to have a strong upper body for both men and women (especially as Muay Thai practitioners). But besides just helping improve the power in your strikes, a strong upper body also helps prevent injuries as an individual ages, especially when performing basic functions in everyday life. Even movements like mowing the launch, carrying groceries, or even simply bending over to pick something up can …