Strength-Power-Speed (SPS) Routine – A S&C Routine for Training at Home

2023-08-06T14:59:31+01:00

I’m often asked for a genuine training program for Thai boxers that don’t have access to any gym equipment – something to supplement the typical training regimen in Thailand... And in the current climate, something you can do at home when your gym has closed to help control the COVID-19 outbreak. So I set [...]

Strength-Power-Speed (SPS) Routine – A S&C Routine for Training at Home2023-08-06T14:59:31+01:00

What Other Exercises Should I Use With Your Optimal Fight Camp Blueprint?

2023-08-06T14:57:14+01:00

I’m often asked "What other exercises should I use for the Optimal Fight Camp Blueprint?" So let’s get straight into it... VIDEO TRANSCRIPT WITH FURTHER LINKS As I’ve laid it out, the Optimal Fight Camp Blueprint highlights the principles of training – the underlying truths of effective training. Fail [...]

What Other Exercises Should I Use With Your Optimal Fight Camp Blueprint?2023-08-06T14:57:14+01:00

Muay Thai Elbow Mechanics – How to Develop Sharp Technique & KO Power

2024-02-01T12:01:43+00:00

by Don Heatrick @donheatrick To develop a devastating Muay Thai elbow, that ends fights, you've got to watch this video! GET THE 4-WEEK TRAINING PLAN VIDEO TRANSCRIPT In this episode, I’m going to breakdown one of the most feared weapons in Muay Thai. The elbow. I'm going to show [...]

Muay Thai Elbow Mechanics – How to Develop Sharp Technique & KO Power2024-02-01T12:01:43+00:00

HOW TO TEEP LIKE BUAKAW!

2023-08-06T14:57:22+01:00

by Don Heatrick @donheatrick Who wouldn't want to teep like Buakaw?! There are many ways to throw a teep in Muay Thai, with different tactical objectives. But my favourite version is the aggressive teep, designed to stamp your opponent off balance! And it happens to be one of Buakaw’s favourites too, so we’ll use [...]

HOW TO TEEP LIKE BUAKAW!2023-08-06T14:57:22+01:00

5 PERFORMANCE BOOSTING EXERCISE CATEGORIES FOR YOUR RESISTANCE TRAINING SESSIONS

2023-08-06T14:57:25+01:00

"Heavy Hitter", Bob Wansink audio messaged me some great questions regarding speed and power training via Anchor.fm, and this Heavy Hitters Podcast is a direct reply. In this episode, I share the 5 exercise categories I use in every resistance training session that I program. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT WITH FURTHER [...]

5 PERFORMANCE BOOSTING EXERCISE CATEGORIES FOR YOUR RESISTANCE TRAINING SESSIONS2023-08-06T14:57:25+01:00

TRAINING TO INCREASE PUNCH SPEED

2023-08-06T14:57:34+01:00

What is the most effective way to increase punch speed? There are lots of training methods out there that supposedly increase your punching speed, ranging from using weighted gloves to punching with resistance bands or dumbbells. But when it comes down to punch speed and power, these methods are not going to help, and [...]

TRAINING TO INCREASE PUNCH SPEED2023-08-06T14:57:34+01:00

Muay Thai Strength vs Speed – Sport Science

2023-08-06T14:57:37+01:00

Strength vs speed, what would you pick? Before you answer, how about a little Muay Thai sports science review of the fight between Rafi Bohic vs Dylan Salvador at Lumpinee Stadium... A massive thanks to Timo Ruge at Muay Ties for allowing his footage of Rafi vs Dylan to be used [...]

Muay Thai Strength vs Speed – Sport Science2023-08-06T14:57:37+01:00

How Do You Train Strength, Power, And Speed, In One Training Session?

2023-08-06T14:57:38+01:00

Despite the recent snow here in my part of the world, sponsored fighter Joe Le Maire has still made it in for his gym sessions at my home gym! And I thought I'd share some of the work we're doing together to help him prepare for his next [...]

How Do You Train Strength, Power, And Speed, In One Training Session?2023-08-06T14:57:38+01:00

ARE YOU MAKING THESE 3 ROOKIE TRAINING MISTAKES?

2023-08-06T14:57:43+01:00

Are you making these 3 mistakes when planning your training? 1. Not understanding the boundaries of different types of training 2. Training the wrong types of sessions together 3. Emphasising the wrong type of training either too far away or too close to a fight It’s important to understand that TYPES of training are [...]

ARE YOU MAKING THESE 3 ROOKIE TRAINING MISTAKES?2023-08-06T14:57:43+01:00

LIAM HARRISON INTERVIEW – UK vs THAILAND TRAINING, FIGHTING vs COACHING

2023-08-06T14:57:51+01:00

To put these three videos in context, this Liam Harrison interview at Bad Company Gym was given just after I’d helped him with some re-hab for a chronic separated shoulder injury – that was further aggravated during his successful Yokkao World Title defence against Rayan Mekki at Yokkao 24, and had prevented Liam training [...]

LIAM HARRISON INTERVIEW – UK vs THAILAND TRAINING, FIGHTING vs COACHING2023-08-06T14:57:51+01:00

Suspension Explosive Push Up For Muay Thai

2023-08-06T14:57:52+01:00

The Suspension Explosive Press Up is an example of an explosive upper body power exercise for Muay Thai using a TRX Suspension Trainer. This is great for all you fighters on the move and without access to a fully equipped gym. This exercise is part of the progressive Minimum Equipment Program. [...]

Suspension Explosive Push Up For Muay Thai2023-08-06T14:57:52+01:00

Exercise Sophistication – Suspension 180 Degree Jump

2023-08-06T14:57:52+01:00

When it comes to exercise sophistication, there’s a time and a place for something more advanced, but if you use that prematurely you lose that opportunity for adaptation over the longer term. Please don't shortcut straight to this TRX exercise version, even if you can perform it straight off. There are simpler exercises you [...]

Exercise Sophistication – Suspension 180 Degree Jump2023-08-06T14:57:52+01:00

SKIPPING, NEURAL FATIGUE, & DELOADING IN THAILAND | MUAY THAI STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Q&A

2023-08-06T14:57:55+01:00

Strength and conditioning in Thailand can be a very hard line to tread – following what you know to be the best progressive method of long-term development while towing the line with what your Thai trainers expect of you. Generally, Thais "don't get" applied sports science. And that's just because it isn't the norm [...]

SKIPPING, NEURAL FATIGUE, & DELOADING IN THAILAND | MUAY THAI STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Q&A2023-08-06T14:57:55+01:00

Can’t Throw Med Balls in Your Gym? Try This Suspension Exercise Instead!

2023-08-06T14:52:38+01:00

I'm on a mission... to bring real strength and conditioning training to all fighters, even if they haven't got all the kit! ;) And this is especially true for fighters trying to keep on top of their training while away on holiday, or... even when out training in Thailand. We all know that resistance [...]

Can’t Throw Med Balls in Your Gym? Try This Suspension Exercise Instead!2023-08-06T14:52:38+01:00

ANTHONY JOSHUA REACTION TRAINING

2023-08-06T14:52:39+01:00

There's a lot of video clips out there showing snapshots of Anthony Joshua's strength and conditioning training. I thought I'd take a quick look specifically at reaction training, and chat through some thoughts. And if there's another video out there that you'd like me to discuss, please get in contact and let me know! ;) [...]

ANTHONY JOSHUA REACTION TRAINING2023-08-06T14:52:39+01:00

TRAINING & FIGHTING THE CURVE – MUAY THAI STRENGTH, POWER, SPEED

2023-08-06T14:52:41+01:00

What do I mean, "Training and fighting the curve?" It's a fundamental principle of performance training that I'd like to breakdown for you, specifically for Muay Thai athletes. If you can grasp this, and structure your training to exploit it, I guarantee you'll unlock more of what you're truly capable of. There's two videos, offering [...]

TRAINING & FIGHTING THE CURVE – MUAY THAI STRENGTH, POWER, SPEED2023-08-06T14:52:41+01:00

Strength and Conditioning… Supplemental AND Essential!

2023-08-06T14:52:43+01:00

Muay Thai Strength and Conditioning... Supplemental and Essential Video Transcript: Your primary training focus is of course MuayThai. And your main limitation early on is technical competence, and focusing on this will have the greatest impact on your performance to begin with. Strength and conditioning, on the other hand, is [...]

Strength and Conditioning… Supplemental AND Essential!2023-08-06T14:52:43+01:00

Don’s Winning Fighter’s Principle

2023-08-06T14:52:44+01:00

Don’s Winning Fighter's Principle Quick Coach’s Chat EP. 03 Featuring Manachai and Yodchai filmed at the Yokkao Training Centre in Bangkok. Head over to my YouTube channel and subscribe to get all the latest videos as soon as it goes live every Saturday. Don's Winning Fighter's Principle Video Transcript: I'd like to share with [...]

Don’s Winning Fighter’s Principle2023-08-06T14:52:44+01:00

When a Fighter Says They Do Strength and Conditioning

2023-08-06T14:52:47+01:00

Coach's Quick Chat Episode 1: When a Fighter Says They Do Strength and Conditioning Featuring Singdam, filmed during performance testing at the Yokkao Training Center in Bangkok. Head over to my YouTube channel and subscribe to get all the latest info as soon as it goes live every Friday. Video Transcript: When a lot of fighters say [...]

When a Fighter Says They Do Strength and Conditioning2023-08-06T14:52:47+01:00
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