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!


    Don Heatrick BSc. (Hons) Level 4 Strength & Conditioning Coach, Muay Thai Coach

    Don Heatrick

    Founder of Heatrick Strength and Conditioning

    Don Heatrick is a family man from the UK, former mechanical design engineer, European Muay Thai silver medallist, former pro Thai boxer (ranked 4th in UK while aged 40-years), and now a podcast host and the go-to expert on Muay Thai performance training with over 25 years of coaching experience.

    Don helps committed Thai boxers organise training for accelerated self development & Muay Thai performance.

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