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 …

HEAVY Bag, Heavy Combos

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This Tutorial Is Six Hard Rounds With One Heavy Bag <<< Recommended Reading: Muay Thai Mondays – “10 Heavy Bag Training Tips” >>> If you’re anything like me, you’ll wander over to the heavy bag at the gym, hit it for a period of about 30 seconds, throw a couple kicks and knees… then wander for a bit more, talk to some people, and then go back to it. If you’ve done that exact thing, …

MTM: 10 Heavy Bag Training Tips

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Muay Thai Monday… How to Work the Heavy Bag The heavy bag is one of the best tools to improve your Muay Thai game. The heavy bag is your opportunity to build muscle memory, try new techniques, and sharpen every single one of your skills. But heavy bag training can get boring. That’s what Sean is here to fix. This week on Muay Thai Mondays, Sean Fagan is discussing 10 heavy bag training tips to improve your …

PAIN & Other Fighting Side Effects

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The Beginner’s Experience: 3 Common Discomforts   Starting from square one is always a hard thing to do. It can also become downright discouraging when the first couple of Muay Thai sessions are impeded by physical discomforts that seem to reoccur every time. Just know that this is a common experience and there are others who have worked through the same thing. So before we start unflinchingly kicking down banana trees, here are the three common …

5 Muay Thai Drills For Heavy Bags

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Annihilate The Heavy Bag!   The heavy bag is undoubtedly an important piece of training equipment. Bag exercises not only build up endurance and strength, but hone technique and help one develop and perfect combinations. There are many useful exercises, but here is a selection of five to experiment with during the next training session.   #1: 100 Push Kicks/Teeps Focus on accuracy and control. When you kick, time each one with the backswing of …