Performance Testing For Fighters – Beyond The Cooper Run

2024-04-13T15:36:47+01:00

Fighter performance testing – it’s cool to see how you measure up… But, if you don’t use the results to personalise your training, then don’t bother testing! Progressing beyond the previous two videos (links in further resources below), let’s shine a light on how the 12 minute Cooper Run can plug into a battery [...]

Performance Testing For Fighters – Beyond The Cooper Run2024-04-13T15:36:47+01:00

12 Minute Cooper Run Pacing For Fighters – Weaponise Anaerobic Threshold Part 2

2024-04-09T11:58:22+01:00

Pacing matters. And pacing during a 12 minute Cooper Run for fighter fitness testing is crucial. And I've seen even the fittest fighters completely blow this test! Done well, the Cooper Run not only reveals your anaerobic threshold heart rate (see part 1 for more), but also teaches you how to pace your fight [...]

12 Minute Cooper Run Pacing For Fighters – Weaponise Anaerobic Threshold Part 22024-04-09T11:58:22+01:00

Fighter Heart Rate Training – Weaponise Anaerobic Threshold Part 1

2024-04-05T09:29:04+01:00

When it comes to heart rate training, your maximum heart rate is far less important than knowing your anaerobic threshold heart rate. Most of the time, I don't care what a fighter's max heart rate is. But it's vital I know their anaerobic threshold heart rate... Was that a hard training session?  Your heart will [...]

Fighter Heart Rate Training – Weaponise Anaerobic Threshold Part 12024-04-05T09:29:04+01:00

Fighter Training Twice A Day – Coach’s Quick Chat!

2024-03-20T10:48:19+00:00

Talking about fighter training twice a day... If it's needed, how to organise S&C training around your Muay Thai training to best effect, and which sessions to drop when you're in a pinch! Also, check out my two-part video series deep dive into scheduling your most productive training week in the further resources below... [...]

Fighter Training Twice A Day – Coach’s Quick Chat!2024-03-20T10:48:19+00:00

Muay Thai Questions And Answers – Zone 2 Cardio, Sparring, Rapid Recovery, Fighter’s Deficits

2024-04-25T09:57:24+01:00

You asked about zone 2 cardio, sparring frequency, recovering quicker between rounds and more... Here are the answers! In this episode I answer your burning Muay Thai questions, covering topics like: The benefits of Zone 2 cardio training (aka Cardiac Output) and how to implement it into your Muay Thai training Optimising for faster in-between [...]

Muay Thai Questions And Answers – Zone 2 Cardio, Sparring, Rapid Recovery, Fighter’s Deficits2024-04-25T09:57:24+01:00

Real Muay Thai Muscle Endurance Training: Elevate Your Fight IQ

2023-12-06T17:39:12+00:00

Ironically, a fighter's enthusiasm to dominate in the ring might lead them down the wrong path—both in training for muscular endurance and strategically on fight night. By making smarter decisions regarding how you train your Muay Thai conditioning, you'll not only enhance your physical performance but also elevate your fight IQ. In this muscular [...]

Real Muay Thai Muscle Endurance Training: Elevate Your Fight IQ2023-12-06T17:39:12+00:00

The Secret To Managing Life Stress and Training Stress

2023-11-01T17:43:24+00:00

There’s an intricate relationship between managing life stress and training stress. In this episode, gain invaluable insights into how stress impacts your performance, both inside and outside the gym, from the unique perspective of a seasoned Muay Thai, and strength and conditioning coach. Join me as I decode the correlation between General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) [...]

The Secret To Managing Life Stress and Training Stress2023-11-01T17:43:24+00:00

Fight Ready Pad Work – A New Take

2023-09-21T10:33:06+01:00

Fight ready pad work isn't just about sweating out; it's about crafting a strategic approach that replicates the fight's intensity. Dive deep into the nuances of fight-specific training in this episode, as we uncover how to leverage pad work sessions for maximum psychological and physical benefit, ensuring you're sharp and agile for the big [...]

Fight Ready Pad Work – A New Take2023-09-21T10:33:06+01:00

Muay Thai Endurance Training – Mastering Fight Endurance Management

2023-09-08T08:19:50+01:00

Muay Thai endurance training is more than just endless running! And this conversation with one of my Heavy Hitters is too good to keep ourselves. This isn't just any chat; it's about mastering the art of Muay Thai endurance. Ready for some insights? Here's a glimpse of what we uncovered: We break [...]

Muay Thai Endurance Training – Mastering Fight Endurance Management2023-09-08T08:19:50+01:00

ONE Championship Fighter Strength and Conditioning – Coach’s Reaction To Tawanchai’s Fight Prep

2023-08-06T09:17:17+01:00

Tawanchai has been putting in the work for his first defence of the ONE Championship Featherweight Muay Thai World title. And he's shared a glimpse of his strength and conditioning prep on Instagram. In the clip, we see him working through a series of exercises... Battling Ropes Band Resisted High Knees Band Resisted Agility [...]

ONE Championship Fighter Strength and Conditioning – Coach’s Reaction To Tawanchai’s Fight Prep2023-08-06T09:17:17+01:00

Balancing Your Work Life And Fight Life

2024-02-27T06:56:45+00:00

Your work life and fight life are in conflict. I know you feel the clock is ticking, that you’re running out of time when it comes to finding out how far you can go in Muay Thai. It was true for me, and it’s true for everyone – regardless if they compete or not. We [...]

Balancing Your Work Life And Fight Life2024-02-27T06:56:45+00:00

Scheduling Your Weekly Training Plan For Fighters – Part 2

2024-03-19T07:31:10+00:00

When putting together a training plan... Although many fighters and coaches are doing the right things, they organise their training weeks haphazardly and squander the full training effect, or inadvertently cancel out performance gains entirely. At best, this wastes effort. At worst, it burns out fighters and injures them. But, you can apply simple steps [...]

Scheduling Your Weekly Training Plan For Fighters – Part 22024-03-19T07:31:10+00:00

Scheduling Your Weekly Training Plan For Fighters – Part 1

2024-03-19T07:31:20+00:00

These days, fighter training has become more sophisticated. Coaches, fighters, and hobbyists alike all realise that to remain healthy, injury free and perform their best it takes more than steady runs, bag work, pad work, and sparring. But, what types of sessions are needed? How often should you train? What order should sessions go? [...]

Scheduling Your Weekly Training Plan For Fighters – Part 12024-03-19T07:31:20+00:00

Fight Skills Technical Practice Part 2: Solo Sessions

2023-08-06T09:17:24+01:00

Solo fight skill technical practice can fast-track your fight ability if it's done well. In this episode, avoid these fight skill pitfalls or risk sabotaging your technical practice and undoing all your hard work! Fight Skills – Solo Session Considerations Further Resources Fight Skills [...]

Fight Skills Technical Practice Part 2: Solo Sessions2023-08-06T09:17:24+01:00

Feeling Tired During Fights Isn’t The Same As Being Tired

2023-08-06T09:17:25+01:00

There's a difference between feeling tired during fights and being tired... Competing as a fighter is stressful, and the cocktail of neurochemicals and hormones this dumps into your body drastically affects how you feel. Especially early in a fight career, nervousness, anxiety, or even all-out fear, will leave you feeling exhausted without even exerting [...]

Feeling Tired During Fights Isn’t The Same As Being Tired2023-08-06T09:17:25+01:00

How To Do Hill Sprints Without A Hill

2023-08-06T09:17:30+01:00

Fighters instinctively feel that hill sprints boost their fight performance. And mixing these High Resistance Intervals amongst your “roadwork” develops your endurance in a way steady state running can’t. But, not everyone has access to a decent hill. What’s the minimum hill gradient required? And what alternatives to hill sprints are there if you [...]

How To Do Hill Sprints Without A Hill2023-08-06T09:17:30+01:00

Fighter Training And Work Life Balance With Iman Barlow

2023-08-06T09:17:36+01:00

Fighter training and work life balance is one of, if not THE biggest struggle for fighters living and training outside of Thailand. It's also a struggle for western fighters training long-term in Thailand too, and affects hobbyists and pro fighters alike, regardless of location. In this episode, Iman Barlow, winner of 19 world titles, [...]

Fighter Training And Work Life Balance With Iman Barlow2023-08-06T09:17:36+01:00

For Fighters – Is ONE Run Enough?

2023-08-06T09:17:47+01:00

Many fighters struggle to adapt their training program to suit their personal weekly schedule... A schedule that’s VASTLY different to a full time fighter out in Thailand. In this short podcast, I explain more by way of a worked example from Jamie. Join the most informed Muay [...]

For Fighters – Is ONE Run Enough?2023-08-06T09:17:47+01:00

Angela Chang: Female Fighters, Thai Culture, & Self-Honesty – SoBC Podcast EP 11

2023-08-06T14:59:08+01:00

Podcast episode with Angela Chang, a New Yorker now living and fighting Muay Thai in Bangkok, WBC ranked 12 super flyweight in the world, a social media manager and writer, and author of the Muay-Ying website which promotes muay thai for everyone - equal pay, spotlight, and opportunities for everybody...

Angela Chang: Female Fighters, Thai Culture, & Self-Honesty – SoBC Podcast EP 112023-08-06T14:59:08+01:00

What Is Your REAL Max Heart Rate?

2023-08-06T14:59:09+01:00

A lot of fighters are using heart rate monitors these days, to allow them to train at the right intensity fin their cardio sessions. And I love using monitors in my programs too... Join the most informed Muay Thai performance community out there! Subscribe Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/donheatrick [...]

What Is Your REAL Max Heart Rate?2023-08-06T14:59:09+01:00
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