This week, three Muay Thai strength and conditioning questions answered!

  • Standing or sitting between rounds?
  • Weightlifting belts (for fighters), yay or nay?
  • MAS cardio sessions?

Plus a bonus game changer to help focus your efforts!

Is sitting between rounds best for recovery, or is it better to remain standing instead? How about fighters using weightlifting belts in their strength and conditioning sessions, is that the best idea? And when are MAS interval sessions best used in context of an overall periodised training programme?

I’ve rounded up these questions in the following video and shared my experience of these topics, so you can make your own informed choice.

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.

Follow Don Heatrick on Instagram:

Want to help us invest even more in providing free content? …You can donate here


The Science of Building Champions video series
The science of building a Muay Thai champion’s strength & conditioning, which results in…
  • Fastest possible short-term progress
  • Maximum long-term progress
  • More efficient movement patterns
  • Better technique
  • Relentless endurance (never gas out)
  • Reaching athletic potential as quickly and efficiently as possible (without wasting time on things that aren’t worth doing)
  • Free up more time for technical training AND life!
  • The Optimum 12-Week Fight Camp