Uncover the science behind a more powerful Muay Thai kick with Prof. Tony Myers! From ongoing research, get exclusive insights into elevating your kick’s power and mastering the art and science of Muay Thai.

Dive into the nuance of speed, technique, and impactful strikes, exploring everything from relaxed effort to cultural differences in power application!

by Don Heatrick

Here are the key points from this week’s Muay Thai kick episode…

  • 00:00 Introduction – Probing the Secrets of Muay Thai Kick Mastery
  • 00:26 Integrating Science and Muay Thai Wisdom
  • 01:12 The Interplay of Speed, Technique, and Impact
  • 02:18 Different Muay Thai Kicks, Different Effects
  • 02:51 Impact Compared to Bodyweight
  • 03:42 Fight Power Practicality
  • 03:59 Relaxed Effort Beats Tensed Effort
  • 04:39 Cultivating Relaxed Power in Resistance Training
  • 05:23 Feeling It Is Key: Don’t Drive With the Brakes On
  • 06:23 Cultural Differences to Power & Effort?

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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