Often, fighters understandably become preoccupied with upper body strength when it comes to training to improve punching power.

This yields poor results!

What seems to be an obvious cause and effect is actually a lie.

Understanding where your KO power comes from allows you to target training that develops it…

Spoiler, a bench press won’t help you much!

Following up on the popular video “Do This Every Session To Get Better At Muay Thai”, this time I explore making these motor pattern “engrams” efficient!

And there’s a little dig into some classic research to help steer your practice in the MOST efficient direction too.

It’s not how much you do to get ahead, it’s the quality!

Watch this short video to learn how to fast track-your training to develop powerful punches.

And if you want to download the Filimonov et al research paper “Means of Increasing Strength Of The Punch” that I refer to in the video, click the button below and I’ll send it to you.

There’s some insight into the relative strength characteristics of different styles of fighter too, it’s well worth a look. ;)

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), 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.

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