MUAY THAI TRAINING – ARE YOU ADAPTED OR ADAPTABLE?
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!
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.