How To Coach Experienced Fighters – Professor Tony Myers

2023-08-06T09:17:16+01:00

As fighters become more experienced, we must understand how to coach them so they don't become stale. Experts in any field are ruthlessly good at the basics. What marks the best apart from the rest, is their ability to revisit and resharpen their foundational practice. It's vital that those at the top of their [...]

How To Coach Experienced Fighters – Professor Tony Myers2023-08-06T09:17:16+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

Dynamic Hip Mobility Exercises – Shin Box Switch With Hip Extension

2023-08-06T09:17:19+01:00

For snappy punches and kicks, Shin Box Switch hip mobility exercises both warm up and challenge hip internal and external range of motion – they're harder than they look! And adding a hip extension movement turns these hip mobility exercises into combined hip strengthening exercises too... Not to mention increasing your ability to use your [...]

Dynamic Hip Mobility Exercises – Shin Box Switch With Hip Extension2023-08-06T09:17:19+01:00

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

Mid Back Rotation Mobility For Fighters | Thoracic Spine

2023-08-06T09:17:22+01:00

Thoracic spine, or mid back rotation mobility is lacking in 90% of the fighters I’ve tested, from novices to world class pros. In the last episode, I demonstrated how I test and score this. If you scored between 1 to 3, you’re limiting your striking power and have an increased risk of lower back [...]

Mid Back Rotation Mobility For Fighters | Thoracic Spine2023-08-06T09:17:22+01:00

Thoracic Spine Rotation Test For Fighters

2023-08-06T09:17:22+01:00

How do you score on this thoracic spine rotation test? 9 out of 10 fighters can’t adequately twist their torso! They don’t have enough t-spine rotation, especially on the dominant side of their body. This means they’re limiting the amount of power they can produce in strikes (especially the close-range weapons like elbows and knees), and have an [...]

Thoracic Spine Rotation Test For Fighters2023-08-06T09:17:22+01:00

Fight Skills Technical Practice Part 1: Group Sessions

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

When it comes to fight skills technical practice, repetition is key. And group sessions present challenges for individuals looking for technical practice opportunities to fast-track changes in their habitual fight skills. In this episode, I discuss my approach for fast-tracking technical practice in group sessions, both as a coach, and a fighter taking part [...]

Fight Skills Technical Practice Part 1: Group Sessions2023-08-06T09:17:25+01:00

Using Fighters Deload Week To Kill It!

2023-08-06T09:17:27+01:00

Using fighter's deload week effectively takes discipline! Recovery is often a dirty word for fighters... However, it’s the difference between year-on-year progress, or a monthly boom and bust. In this discussion with Rolf Eijsink during his coaching call, we explore both my approach to maximising deload weeks, and Rolf's valuable insight too. Use these [...]

Using Fighters Deload Week To Kill It!2023-08-06T09:17:27+01:00

Punch Power-Up Using Secret Hip Mechanics

2023-08-06T09:17:37+01:00

Even many pro fighters don’t understand the real secret of how to punch using the hips to maximum effect – because it can seem counter intuitive. But grasp this and your punch power will sky rocket. Once you understand how the correct hip mechanics can transfer maximum force to your punch, you’ll win by [...]

Punch Power-Up Using Secret Hip Mechanics2023-08-06T09:17:37+01:00

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – Everything Fighters Need To Know

2023-08-06T09:17:38+01:00

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

Lower Body Activation Exercise For Fighter’s Strength And Conditioning

2023-08-06T09:17:38+01:00

Why a lower body activation exercise for fighter's strength and conditioning? Activating the right muscles to efficiently create movement patterns in both strength and conditioning, and a fighter’s technical skill training makes a huge difference to your movement economy and ultimate strength and power levels. And many fighters struggle to “feel” the difference between [...]

Lower Body Activation Exercise For Fighter’s Strength And Conditioning2023-08-06T09:17:38+01:00

The Best Reaction Time Training For Fighters

2023-08-06T09:17:39+01:00

There are a ton of different reaction time training methods and an ever-increasing crop of reaction training devices… And for fighters, they’re NOT all created equal. Some methods really only function as warm-up or movement activities, whereas others can develop Saenchai-like reflexes in the ring! [...]

The Best Reaction Time Training For Fighters2023-08-06T09:17:39+01:00

Iman Barlow: The Secret To Winning In Muay Thai – SoBC Podcast EP 15

2023-08-06T09:17:40+01:00

What's the secret to winning in Muay Thai? Iman Barlow can shed some light! In this episode, Iman Barlow shares valuable insight into what it really takes to take your childhood dreams all the way. Part of the first generation of child nak Muay outside of Thailand, and with a competitive career spanning 25 [...]

Iman Barlow: The Secret To Winning In Muay Thai – SoBC Podcast EP 152023-08-06T09:17:40+01:00

Muay Thai Superman Slam Exercise

2023-08-06T09:17:41+01:00

Tune-up your Muay Thai Superman punch or elbow with this Med Ball Jump Slam exercise! Not only is this a great explosive hip extension and core anti-extension exercise, but it’s a fantastic way to teach timing and awareness of body position during jumping strikes. Seriously great for amping up your flying Superman elbow! This [...]

Muay Thai Superman Slam Exercise2023-08-06T09:17:41+01:00

Muay Thai Fighters Switch Step Tutorial – For Coaches & Students

2023-08-06T09:17:42+01:00

A complete fighters switch step tutorial, including technical drill breakdowns to optimise power through timing and foot placement. Some fighters struggle to find the correct movement pattern for an effective switch step, and coaches can struggle to teach this to students that 'don't get it'. This fighters switch step tutorial video looks at building [...]

Muay Thai Fighters Switch Step Tutorial – For Coaches & Students2023-08-06T09:17:42+01:00

Fighters Push Up Variation for Muay Thai Clinch Escape

2023-08-06T09:17:44+01:00

Fighters push ups aren't typically considered to enhance the clinch! Most fighters view push ups only as a punch-specific exercise, but programmed in your training correctly, it can make a serious difference to your Muay Thai clinch escape too. And being a bodyweight exercise, specific [...]

Fighters Push Up Variation for Muay Thai Clinch Escape2023-08-06T09:17:44+01:00

Two Unexpected, Game Changing Tennis Ball Exercises For Fighting!

2023-08-06T09:17:44+01:00

I'm not going to opt for the more obvious reaction or hand eye coordination drills, catching, avoiding, throwing or punching tennis balls. Instead, I’m going to share two strength and conditioning exercises for fighters using a tennis ball... Both of which directly contribute to two key factors that heavily influence [...]

Two Unexpected, Game Changing Tennis Ball Exercises For Fighting!2023-08-06T09:17:44+01:00

Why More Shouting In Muay Thai TRAINING Than In Fighting?

2023-08-06T09:17:45+01:00

Why is there typically more shouting during strikes in Muay Thai training than in fighting? In this episode, I’ll share my thoughts on this specifically, and on breathing during Muay Thai in general... Join the most informed Muay Thai performance community out there! Subscribe Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/donheatrick Apple [...]

Why More Shouting In Muay Thai TRAINING Than In Fighting?2023-08-06T09:17:45+01:00

Deadlift Lower Back Pain & Adjusting Your Training Program

2023-08-06T09:17:46+01:00

I'm often asked how fighters can adjust their training programs if they're experiencing lower back pain while deadlifting. Here's a recent question... "I'm struggling doing deadlifts at the moment due to my lower back being activated before my glutes in my posterior chain. "I'm working on the muscle imbalance in [...]

Deadlift Lower Back Pain & Adjusting Your Training Program2023-08-06T09:17:46+01:00

Muay Thai Performance Riddle: What Becomes More Difficult The Better You Get?

2023-08-06T14:59:04+01:00

Riddle me this... What becomes more difficult the better you get? ...Have you got it? I'll tell you where I'm going with this, my answer is... Improvement But this is much more than just a riddle... If you want to become the best you can be, we must unpack this [...]

Muay Thai Performance Riddle: What Becomes More Difficult The Better You Get?2023-08-06T14:59:04+01:00
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