When it comes to your Muay Thai training, you’re either adapted or you are adaptable. In this video I explain what I’ve found through my own exploration personally, and with those I’ve coached, including elite level fighters in Thailand.
When you are new to any sport, you are adaptable, you’re body is coping with a novel stimulus. As your experience grows, you’re body becomes adjusted to the demands you place on it and adaptation slows. If you don’t vary what you do enough, if you’re training isn’t progressive enough, you’ll become “adapted” – able to meet the demands of the limited tasks that you set yourself, finely tuned, but static. You’ve reached a destination.
Now it’s important to become “adaptable” again, to move performance upwards, and shift away from overuse injury!