There’s been a lot of discussion on social media about Conor McGregor’s cardio (or lack of cardio conditioning) against Floyd Mayweather – and reflection on the importance of a strong aerobic base in any fighters training program.

These discussions are useful. Aerobic capacity and aerobic power are two foundation qualities that any fighter must have, and should be the bedrock of a strength and conditioning program. Watch the video to learn the difference between them, and how to train for each.

“Too many fighters are training for aerobic power before they have enough aerobic capacity, and that’s getting the cart before the horse. It’s bad programming.”

PLANNING MUAY THAI CARDIO – PART 1


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 the go-to expert on Muay Thai performance training with over 25 years of coaching experience.

Don helps ambitious fighters & coaches take their game to the next level by bridging the gap between Strength & Conditioning, Performance Science, and Muay Thai.

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