Hindsight – My Young Fighter Training Mistake

Now in my fifties, the training mistakes I made as a young fighter are finally catching up with me... If some training is good, and more means quicker results, then even more training is even better, right? That's how it felt at the time. However, time and scientific evidence have proved me wrong! The [...]

Hindsight – My Young Fighter Training Mistake2024-05-20T13:35:28+01:00

Understanding Your First Fight Performance – Both Before And After

Why can't you fight how you spar in training? Why are you so stiff, clumsy, and fatigued? The key to understanding your first fight performance is to recognise the undeniable influence of your psychology on your physiology! Yerkes-Dodson anyone? In this episode, we discuss the tipping point between the optimal amount of stress to [...]

Understanding Your First Fight Performance – Both Before And After2024-05-14T15:16:43+01:00

Fighter Training Through Injury – Right or Wrong?

Are you a fighter training through an injury? Should you be resting up or smashing on regardless? I've pushed on when I shouldn't have, and needlessly backed off too. There are lessons to learn here. Injury is part of any athlete's journey. But for fighters, managing injury well can separate you from the competition... [...]

Fighter Training Through Injury – Right or Wrong?2024-05-05T18:14:34+01:00

Fighter Running Efficiency – A Simple Check And Fix

Even for fighters, running efficiency matters! Wasted running effort hurts more than just your running time... Injuries will catch up with you sooner or later. And don't assume your running technique is good – even if you're fast, and you don't currently have injuries. I did, and I was wrong! Although combat sports athletes [...]

Fighter Running Efficiency – A Simple Check And Fix2024-04-29T09:57:21+01:00

Fighting Fitness – How To Plan Fighter Endurance Training

Fighting fitness has different components, that developed well can transform your game. The secret to training fighter endurance is to plug the gaps in fighting fitness typically left behind by regular bag work, pad work, and sparring practice. Don't do more of the same, develop what's missing. For most fighters, that means targeting GENERAL [...]

Fighting Fitness – How To Plan Fighter Endurance Training2024-04-26T13:43:06+01:00

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

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

Body Weight Squat Tutorial – Movement Pattern Essentials

This Body Weight Squat tutorial video breaks down this essential knee dominant foundation movement pattern... You'll learn how to do it, the common mistakes and how to correct them, and regressions if you need them too. Master the Body Weight Squat before loading up your Goblet Squats, Front Squats, Split Squats, Lateral Squats etc. [...]

Body Weight Squat Tutorial – Movement Pattern Essentials2024-03-28T15:19:46+00:00

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

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

Overdoing It? Training Youth Fighters Part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of Training Youth Fighters! In this episode, we continue our exploration into the art of training youth fighters, focusing on the crucial concept of finding balance. Join me as we dive deep into the intricacies of youth training methodology. We'll dissect the common pitfalls of early over-specialisation and the [...]

Overdoing It? Training Youth Fighters Part 22024-03-13T16:48:01+00:00

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

Muay Thai Passion – I Did It. You Can Do It Faster!

Dive into how my Muay Thai passion triggered my transformation from engineer to Muay Thai pro and discover how you can fast-track your own journey to success! In this compelling video, I share my pivotal decision to leave behind stability for the thrill of Muay Thai. Learn how I merged modern science with tradition [...]

Muay Thai Passion – I Did It. You Can Do It Faster!2024-02-19T18:04:39+00:00

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

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

Muay Thai Sport Specific Training Overkill? The Hidden Risks

Muay Thai sport specific training has it's place. But there are hidden risks. Many fighters don't realise there's a tipping point where more sport-specific training stops helping and starts increasing overuse injury risk instead. The more training hours you put in, and the more years you’ve been in the game, compounds this risk. And [...]

Muay Thai Sport Specific Training Overkill? The Hidden Risks2024-01-17T17:37:37+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

Fight Training Without A Fight? Stealing Muay Thai Fight Camp Gains

Fight training without a fight? It may seem counterintuitive, but you CAN capture the performance benefits of a fight camp without ever stepping foot in the ring. The secret lies in periodisation - strategically planning your training into blocks that progressively build strength, power, speed, and Muay Thai specific skills. This optimised structure allows [...]

Fight Training Without A Fight? Stealing Muay Thai Fight Camp Gains2023-12-29T10:35:46+00:00

Using Supersets The Right Way (Without Annoying Everyone)

Supersets done the right way pack twice the punch into your workouts without hogging gym space. Learn clever superset strategies to boost resistance training in half the time. Learn the ideal gym setup, pick the right exercises, and master timing for efficient workouts. Watch now to elevate your strength game without annoying your gym [...]

Using Supersets The Right Way (Without Annoying Everyone)2023-12-22T07:17:27+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

Unlock Gains: DIY Micro Loading Solution for Dumbbells WITHOUT Fractional Plates

Struggling to find the perfect micro loading weight increments for your dumbbell workouts? Forget about expensive fractional plates and discover a game-changing trick to fine-tune your progressive overload and hit your target loads with precision. No more struggling with too-light or too-heavy dumbbells. In this episode, I'll unveil the secret weapon I use with [...]

Unlock Gains: DIY Micro Loading Solution for Dumbbells WITHOUT Fractional Plates2023-11-24T15:13:15+00:00

How To Use a Short Fight Camp In Thailand & Fight Back Home

Want to know how to use a short fight camp in Thailand to boost your fight performance for a fight immediately when you return home? The secret lies as much in what you DON'T do as much as what you DO do! In this episode, a behind the scenes of an in-depth coaching session where [...]

How To Use a Short Fight Camp In Thailand & Fight Back Home2023-11-09T09:40:29+00:00
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