ARTICLES2017-11-25T13:24:59+00:00

15 WINNING QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF AFTER EVERY FIGHT (SO YOU NEVER LOSE)!

by Don Heatrick @donheatrick It maybe a bit of cliché in the fight game that either you win a fight or you learn… but that doesn’t mean it’s not true! However, you can seriously increase your rate of learning (even if you won the fight) if you follow up by reflecting on the answers to certain questions. And in this episode, I’ll share with you the 15 [...]

HOW TO TEEP LIKE BUAKAW!

by Don Heatrick @donheatrick Who wouldn't want to teep like Buakaw?! There are many ways to throw a teep in Muay Thai, with different tactical objectives. But my favourite version is the aggressive teep, designed to stamp your opponent off balance! And it happens to be one of Buakaw’s favourites too, so we’ll use him as an example! This high-force kick demands more strength than more snappy, [...]

REFLECTING ON MUAY THAI S&C AFTER SPEAKING TO DR YESSIS

Recently I was privileged to have the opportunity to speak with the legendary sport scientist, educator, and strength and conditioning coach Dr Yessis. In this podcast I summarise my reflections on Muay Thai S&C as a result of that chat! VIDEO TRANSCRIPTWelcome to the Heatrick Heavy Hitters podcast. Muay Thai has become your passion. You want to stop wasting opportunities. You want to [...]

HOW TO MOVE LIKE SAENCHAI!

Saenchai is a Muay Thai living legend, and his trademark moves are based on a particular athletic foundation that he’s naturally exploited to awesome effect. Saenchai is an elastic animal! He’s super efficient at storing and returning elastic energy in his muscles and tendons, what sports scientists call stretch-shortening cycle – and not everyone has developed a body that can do this. But you can if [...]

DISCOVER, PRACTICE, AND BECOME A HEAVY HITTER

Our Muay Thai Heavy Hitter community serves Thai boxers and coaches of all levels looking for the most efficient and effective Muay Thai performance training strategy and tactics to discover your next level. Learn more about exactly who we serve – and if you fit, please join us! VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ... AND A DOWNLOAD Muay Thai has become your passion. You want to stop [...]

5 PERFORMANCE BOOSTING EXERCISE CATEGORIES FOR YOUR RESISTANCE TRAINING SESSIONS

"Heavy Hitter", Bob Wansink audio messaged me some great questions regarding speed and power training via Anchor.fm, and this Heavy Hitters Podcast is a direct reply. In this episode, I share the 5 exercise categories I use in every resistance training session that I program. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT WITH FURTHER LINKS Welcome to the Heatrick Heavy Hitters podcast. Muay Thai has become your [...]

BIRTHDAY CAKE… AND YOUR REAL MUAY THAI TRAINING!

A quick video to illustrate the difference between a "vanity" post and a "value" post, and how this relates to your Muay Thai training. Bare with me on this! ;) TEXT TRANSCRIPT Recently, my family where all invited to my daughter’s friend's teenage birthday party. It was a family disco with party snacks, including fried chicken, crisps and lots of cake... you know the [...]

MY OWN FUNERAL?

My own funeral? And I seem happy about it?! Life lessons come when they're ready, not when you are... and this one caught me entirely off-guard. And I think that was the point. Guarding is resisting, and this lesson was about becoming vulnerable – absolutely, totally and completely vulnerable! Accepting it entirely. Then, and only then, can you grasp the learning and welcome the "kick up the [...]

STAND OR SIT BETWEEN ROUNDS? – WEIGHTLIFTING BELTS? – MAS CARDIO?

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? [...]