by Don Heatrick

Fighter training intensity is something to respect and use appropriately. It’s easy to be misled by the majority of training montages and highlight videos shared around of pro fighters.

It’s important to realise that these snapshots are not what all of their training looks like. If it was, they’d be in trouble! As you increase the amount of time you train, every session can’t and shouldn’t be balls to the walls!

Balance is key – enough work to push your body into the realm of adaptation (making you better), but with enough recovery to allow that adaptation to happen.

As a fighter, knowing what “moderate” training really is, makes all the difference between long-term gains or a cycle of boom and bust and a performance level that just goes around in circles.

So here’s a quick video to help you quantify what moderate training is and isn’t.

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, pro Thai boxer (ranked 4th in UK age 40-years), and the go-to expert on Muay Thai strength and conditioning.
His passion is helping busy Thai boxers and coaches who feel frustrated at wasting training time and missing opportunities, so you can get to the next level – regardless if you’re a novice or world class pro like the Yokkao Fight Team!
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