ARTICLES2017-11-25T13:24:59+01:00

MUAY THAI WARM UP DRILLS – BOUND AND HOP SERIES

by Don Heatrick @donheatrick For many, Muay Thai warm up drills are a wasted opportunity to become better fighter. If raising your pulse and limbering up are all you are doing in your warm up, then there's plenty being left on the table. I'm not big on waste. And wasting time is my number 1 pet peeve. So let me cram some quality into less than [...]

MUAY THAI – NO TIME TO EXERCISE

No time for exercise? Fighters are juggling training and dropping balls. There’ll always be life outside of training –– and for a fighter, it’s a delicate balance. And despite the guru’s calls for you to “make time”, sometimes it’s just impossible to make it all fit. So when you’re in this situation, then what? Compromise? Yes. But, there’s a winning compromise and a losing one. Let’s [...]

FIGHTER TRAINING INTENSITY – LIKE A PRO!

by Don Heatrick @donheatrick 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 [...]

MUAY THAI: ASTONISHINGLY EASY GOAL SETTING LOGIC!

Following on from the last Heavy Hitters Podcast (looking at post fight reviewing and goal setting), this video explains my logic for selecting what your next S&C goals should be... and it's simpler than you think!! VIDEO TRANSCRIPT & LINKS! After my last podcast on post fight reviews and goal setting… fellow S&C coach Todd Davidson got in contact asking about how I’d [...]

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 [...]