The Splits Stretching Routine For Fighters Kicks


Regularly practicing this splits, passive, relaxed stretching routine for fighters will rapidly enhance your kicking flexibility. Splits stretching as shown for just 7 mins, at least 3 times per week, will make a huge difference to your kicking ability at all target heights. Not only will you reach higher targets, like the head, that [...]

The Splits Stretching Routine For Fighters Kicks2023-08-06T09:17:28+01:00

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – Everything Fighters Need To Know


One thing’s for sure, delayed onset muscle soreness is part of a fighter’s training – especially when you head out to Thailand to train! But… Is delayed onset muscle soreness the sign of a good training session? How can you avoid being too sore? Should you train if you’re really sore? How can you [...]

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – Everything Fighters Need To Know2023-08-06T09:17:38+01:00

IG Live Muay Thai S&C Q&A 03 – How Often to Push Hard in Training – Placing MT Skill & Fitness in a Fight Camp – Non-impact Cardio – Tournament Prep & More


With the increasing volume of questions to fit into the 30 minute segment, apologies if I didn't manage to squeeze in your question in this episode! In this episode of the Q&A I'm asked... How often should you schedule training sessions that really push [...]

IG Live Muay Thai S&C Q&A 03 – How Often to Push Hard in Training – Placing MT Skill & Fitness in a Fight Camp – Non-impact Cardio – Tournament Prep & More2023-08-06T14:59:24+01:00



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 [...]

HOW TO MOVE LIKE SAENCHAI!2024-02-01T11:28:47+00:00



Last time I showed you an exercise for core rotational speed and power, this time I serve you the foundation... anti-rotational strength! And this is a true strength exercise, one designed to create enough overload on your neuromuscular system to really increase the amount of force your core can produce and withstand. Combine this [...]


Core Exercises For Fighters


MuayThai Strength and Conditioning Q&A Episode 1: Core Exercises For Fighters Featuring Manachai, Erhan and Yodchai, filmed at the Yokkao Training Centre in Bangkok. Head over to my YouTube channel and subscribe to get all the latest info as soon as it goes live. Video Transcript: I get asked two kinds of questions when it comes [...]

Core Exercises For Fighters2023-08-06T14:52:46+01:00

A Sneaky Muscle Imbalance


My sports massage therapist Jacqui Sinclair pointed out I've a muscle imbalance in my back. Are you thinking this doesn't apply to you? Guess again — it's a sneaky muscle imbalance! Although I use a well balanced strength and conditioning training programme, I failed to account for some innocuous postural activities. In this video I explain why [...]

A Sneaky Muscle Imbalance2023-08-06T14:53:00+01:00

Beyond The Muay Thai Stance on the London Tube – Perturbation & Specificity


This morning I'm braving the London's weekday rush-hour, heading to Covent Garden for my daughter's Royal Ballet Workshop. Riding on the Underground Tube car presented an unexpected opportunity to train a bit of stance and balance. I managed to score a seat for my daughter, but I was left standing as the tube car [...]

Beyond The Muay Thai Stance on the London Tube – Perturbation & Specificity2023-08-06T14:53:05+01:00

Why Fighters Should Exercise on One-Leg


In the previous article I posted a video showing a progressive series of unilateral (single limb) leg exercises, and this week I'll explain why they feature in my Thai boxer's strength and conditioning programmes. Because We're Thai Boxers Thai boxers operate on one leg or in staggered stances, placing an unequal load on the [...]

Why Fighters Should Exercise on One-Leg2023-08-06T12:27:57+01:00

Correcting Muay Thai Posture Compensations


Following on from my last post, "Is Muay Thai Bad for Posture?", this time I look at some exercises that can counter balance the overuse and posture compensation that results from hours of Muay Thai training. These exercises strengthen and activate deep neck flexors and lower scapular fixators and stretch out the pectoral, upper trapezius [...]

Correcting Muay Thai Posture Compensations2023-08-06T12:28:14+01:00

Buakaw Strength & Conditioning Training


Here's an interesting video of former Omnoi Stadium champion and two-time K-1 World MAX champion, Buakaw using landmine or coreplate exercises in his strength and conditioning programme prescribed by the Faculty of Sports Science at Kasetsart University. The movements selected are very sport specific, indicating they are toward the end of a meso cycle or block [...]

Buakaw Strength & Conditioning Training2023-08-06T12:28:17+01:00

How Do Fighters Train Their Necks?


I'm often asked... How do fighters train their necks? What're some neck exercises for fighters? I'm sure you've all experienced firsthand that the neck gets plenty of punishment in Muay Thai training let alone fighting. Our necks are subjected to sudden blows from any direction and are yanked, pulled and [...]

How Do Fighters Train Their Necks?2023-08-06T12:28:18+01:00
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