Let’s face it, Thai boxing is a full contact discipline. The objective is to leave your opponent unable to continue, preferably unconscious! Damage is the name of the game.
Contact injuries can certainly be reduced through improved Muay Thai skill, but they still happen, there’s no avoiding it.
So what happens when you get injured? How should (or can) you train?
Attitude is everything. I’ve seen many people fall apart when their training is adversely affected.But, the S&C gym is where you can work around problems better than most, and keep in as best shape as possible… even get better!
Here’s a few tips for you, based on things I’ve learned dealing with my own injuries and those of others…
I hope you keep training, keep doing something. Or you’ve let the injury beat you and you’ve truly lost out.
Keep forging forwards… always!
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Don Heatrick, owner of Heatrick Strength & Conditioning, is a Level 4 Strength and Conditioning coach, Muay Thai coach and former pro Thai boxer from the UK.
With over 25-years experience in combat sports and athletic conditioning, he’s passionate about all things leading to improved Muay Thai performance.
And he loves sharing what he's learned (and continues to learn) along the way on his websites heatrick.com and muaythaiprogram.com.
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