Is Weight Training Safe For Muay Thai Youth Athletes? Training Youth Fighters Part 1

In this part 1 episode, we dive into a crucial topic that concerns many coaches, parents, and young athletes alike: the safety and effectiveness of weight training for Muay Thai youth athletes. As a seasoned coach with a deep understanding of athletic development, I break down the nuances of incorporating weight training into the [...]

Is Weight Training Safe For Muay Thai Youth Athletes? Training Youth Fighters Part 12024-03-06T13:47:26+00:00

Janet Todd Tips – Remember To Have Fun | Exclusive Interview

Janet Todd – Farewell Fight Join us for an exclusive interview with Janet Todd, the reigning Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion, as she shares invaluable insights and tips on how to stay at the top of your game while having fun! In this interview, Janet opens up about her mindset leading up to her farewell [...]

Janet Todd Tips – Remember To Have Fun | Exclusive Interview2024-03-01T16:04:51+00:00

Muay Thai Head Movement Drills – From The Feet!

Muay Thai head movement is subtle... Want to get better at slipping punches and angling off attacks? In this video, I break down my go-to combo for drilling evasive Muay Thai head movement - the classic 1-2-3 of jab, cross, hook. The key isn't just bobbing your head, but using footwork and hip rotation [...]

Muay Thai Head Movement Drills – From The Feet!2024-02-15T09:17:23+00:00

Essential Exercise Movement Patterns For Fighters

Skip the outdated bro-splits and use the essential exercise movement patterns to start training like combat sport athlete… It's not enough to just lift weights - we need to train our bodies in a way that transfers directly to better striking, clinching, and evasion. In this video I break down the 8 fundamental exercise [...]

Essential Exercise Movement Patterns For Fighters2024-01-11T21:26:21+00:00

Fighters and Front Squats – Why You Shouldn’t Give Up

Fighters and front squats don't initially tend to get on so well. But, with some perseverance, this relationship transforms! In this episode, I share my journey from hating front squats to making them one of my favorite lifts. Discover how to create a solid "meat shelf" with your shoulders, drive those elbows forward, and [...]

Fighters and Front Squats – Why You Shouldn’t Give Up2023-12-14T11:19:54+00:00

Best Shoulder Stretch For Fighters Guard And Dominant Defense!

Crack the code to an impenetrable guard! In this episode, we break down a powerful progression of standing shoulder stretch exercises designed to enhance your shoulder mobility and solidify your guard. If you've been struggling with mobility... Dive into dynamic warm-up stretches and end your sessions with static holds to ensure a rock-solid guard [...]

Best Shoulder Stretch For Fighters Guard And Dominant Defense!2023-12-01T14:33:44+00:00

Jumping Higher For Fighters – Muay Thai Jump Knee Analysis

Elevate your Muay Thai jumping game with the secrets to jumping higher for fighters, and striking with devastating force. This in-depth guide breaks down the biomechanics of explosive jumping, inspired by the incredible technique seen in the analysis of a top-tier Muay Thai jump knee (hat tip to Bao Muay Thai)! In this video, [...]

Jumping Higher For Fighters – Muay Thai Jump Knee Analysis2023-11-17T12:45:27+00:00

Power Up Your Muay Thai Kick – Prof. Tony Myers

Uncover the science behind a more powerful Muay Thai kick with Prof. Tony Myers! From ongoing research, get exclusive insights into elevating your kick's power and mastering the art and science of Muay Thai. Dive into the nuance of speed, technique, and impactful strikes, exploring everything from relaxed effort to cultural differences in power [...]

Power Up Your Muay Thai Kick – Prof. Tony Myers2023-10-03T13:31:48+01:00

Technical Tips To Prevent Low Kick Foot Injury

Technical tips to prevent injuring your foot throwing your low kick! The Muay Thai round kick is one most powerful kicks in martial arts. To avoid smashing your foot to smithereens when throwing your low kick, you must master range, kicking foot position, and tactical set up. Check out the full video for in-depth [...]

Technical Tips To Prevent Low Kick Foot Injury2023-08-06T09:17:10+01:00

Balancing Strength and Conditioning and Muay Thai w/ Damien Trainor

Muay Thai strength and conditioning is gaining popularity, but can go off the rails. Damien Trainor cautions that it's important to correctly balance strength and conditioning with Muay Thai training! Done well, strength and conditioning will enhance fight performance, however... Strength and conditioning should supplement Muay Thai training, not replace it. Too many fighters [...]

Balancing Strength and Conditioning and Muay Thai w/ Damien Trainor2023-08-06T09:17:12+01:00

How To Coach Experienced Fighters – Professor Tony Myers

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

Mid Back Rotation Mobility For Fighters | Thoracic Spine

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

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

Exactly Why A Big fighter Isn’t Always Stronger

Understanding exactly why a big fighter isn’t always stronger is crucial for fight performance. It explains why some fighters perform well in their weight class and others don’t, and informs how you can best train to dominate your weight class too. As we’ve seen in the previous two videos, it’s speed that kills! However, [...]

Exactly Why A Big fighter Isn’t Always Stronger2023-08-06T09:17:32+01:00

Being Both Big AND Strong Hits Harder – Bigger Weight Class

Continuing our look at who hits harder, now we consider fighters in different weight classes and the effect this has on the physics of striking! The last episode, “Fat Loss: Who Hits Harder, Big Or Fast?” created some fantastic points of discussion. And shone a light on some areas of confusion too. In this [...]

Being Both Big AND Strong Hits Harder – Bigger Weight Class2023-08-06T09:17:33+01:00

Fat Loss: Big Or Fast – Who Hits Harder?

When it comes to fat loss, ever wondered who hits harder, BIG or FAST? Toni did when he asked… "I have a question regarding weight loss and punching power. Let's imagine we have 2 genetically identical fighters... Muay thai fighter 1 weighs 90 kg but is physically less muscular and fat. Muay Thai fighter 2 [...]

Fat Loss: Big Or Fast – Who Hits Harder?2023-08-06T09:17:34+01:00

Punch Power-Up Using Secret Hip Mechanics

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

Lower Body Activation Exercise For Fighter’s Strength And Conditioning

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
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