Muay Thai sport specific training has it’s place. But there are hidden risks.

Many fighters don’t realise there’s a tipping point where more sport-specific training stops helping and starts increasing overuse injury risk instead.

The more training hours you put in, and the more years you’ve been in the game, compounds this risk.

And the older you are, the finer the line between levelling up and breaking down.

In this episode we explore the hidden risks of sport specific overuse in Muay Thai and outline a simple periodisation system to balance both general and sport specific training for better long-term results.

Don’t let overuse injuries cut your career short or end your fun prematurely. Competitors and enthusiasts alike should learn how to periodise Muay Thai training like a pro!

by Don Heatrick

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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