SKIPPING, NEURAL FATIGUE, & DELOADING IN THAILAND | MUAY THAI STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Q&A
Strength and conditioning in Thailand can be a very hard line to tread – following what you know to be the best progressive method of long-term development while towing the line with what your Thai trainers expect of you.
Generally, Thais “don’t get” applied sports science. And that’s just because it isn’t the norm in Thailand (yet). It’s not how their trainers trained them… or their trainers were trained, etc. etc.
But this is all changing slowly, as understanding is growing. But in the meantime, here’s some food for thought…
If you want to see the other parts of Richi’s questions too…
SKIPPING, NEURAL FATIGUE, & DELOADING IN THAILAND | MUAY THAI STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Q&A EP. 03
Featuring Khongsittha Muay Thai Gym, Bangkok
“Thais don’t really ‘get’ progressive overload over a period of time… But you have to please your Thai trainers, you can’t be seen to be lazy, or they’ll not be willing to invest their time in you.”
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), a Muay Thai coach, podcast host, and the go-to expert on Muay Thai performance training with over 25 years of coaching experience.
Don helps ambitious fighters and coaches take their game to the next level by bridging the gap between Strength & Conditioning, Performance Science, and Muay Thai.