ARTICLES2019-08-22T08:17:36+01:00

ARTICLES, VIDEOS, & PODCASTS

Where should I start?

I’ve put together a “Start Here” section to point you at the information you’re interested in.

START HERE
Search

To search ALL the content…

Type your search keywords below to get a personalised list of all the relevant content from this site.

How A Novice Can Become An Expert – And Why Some Never Will

Phase 1: Newbie Gains When you first start Muay Thai training, you’re swimming in a sea of technical corrections! As time goes on, with consistent practice of the core (game-changing) movements and techniques, fewer corrections are needed to achieve reliable performance. You’re moving along the continuum from novice to expert. Repeating movements reinforces habits, forming motor pattern “engrams” that you no longer have [...]

Is The Chest Throw Against The Floor Any Good For Muay Thai?

One Championship has been doing a great job of showcasing not only the fighters, but some of the behind the scenes training footage as well. And I'm often asked to comment on some of the exercises that have been shared on social media. And here’s one I was asked to comment on recently… Med Ball Chest Throw Against The [...]

Thailand Training Guide

Naresuan the Great Shrine, Ayutthaya My first trip to Thailand was back in 2000, organised by Ajarn Tony Moore though the British Thai Boxing Council. The trip was an eye-opener in every sense possible! As a Muay Thai coach, I travelled to train in real Muay Thai gyms, to see fights at both Lumpinee and Rajadamnern stadiums, to experience the Thai [...]

Thais Aren’t Powerful, They’re Efficient

I’m often asked why Thais are so powerful without using resistance training. And here’s one I received recently... “I keep thinking that real power comes from perfect technique which is comes out of a result of hours and hours of repeating the same movement year after year that's why you see some small skinny guy who you wouldn't think nothing of to later [...]

Advanced Muay Thai Clinch Strength

What Clinch Strength Is & Isn’t Of all the Muay Thai tactics, the clinch demands the most raw strength. If you layout all Thai boxing techniques on the force-velocity curve, you’ll have clinchwork at one end (strength) and punches at the other (speed). BUT - Good clinch work comes from relaxed, efficient application of strength, not just brute force. If I’m clinching someone who’s using all-out [...]

Functional Strength & Hypertrophy Routine for Muay Thai Fighters

I first published this in 2013, and it’s been my most popular video on YouTube even after all these years. So I’ve decided to update it and re-publish it for newer readers and anyone who wants to run it again, as it’s still as effective as ever in helping Thai boxers build functional strength and muscle. The aim of this particular routine is to build some muscle [...]

Strength & Conditioning for Muay Thai 101 – A Science-Based Approach to Accelerated Athletic Development

This guide is for both Beginners & Competitive Fighters looking to grow as quickly as possible... For those looking to take advantage of every training potential, specifically to accelerate their Muay Thai performance and take their game to the next level. Contents: The Role of S&C in Muay Thai (why Strength & Conditioning matters more than you think) Why you should start [...]

How To Choose Exercises For a Fighter’s S&C Session

I’m often asked how I choose exercises for a fighter’s gym session. So I’ve broken down the steps I mentally run through when planning a strength and conditioning session – to ensure productive progress for every minute in the gym. So let’s get to it... My 9-step logic to selecting the best/most appropriate exercises for each category in any gym based session. As [...]