MUAY THAI ENGINEER: WHO I AM, AND WHY I THINK THE WAY I THINK

My background is mechanical design engineering. I spent 18 years designing, prototyping, testing and developing video camera mounting products – from tripods through to robotic television camera pedestals. Serving companies like the BBC in the UK and ABC in the US. And when you’re an engineer, you very much work [...]

MUAY THAI ENGINEER: WHO I AM, AND WHY I THINK THE WAY I THINK2019-01-13T19:01:57+00:00

MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT IN MUAY THAI – THE HIDDEN QUALITIES OF A COMPLETE FIGHTER

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Complete fighters aren’t only masters of all fighting modes and fighting ranges – they’re also masters of 3 intrinsic qualities that truly complete them as a fighter. They’re masters of the Mental, Physical and Emotional, or the classic Mind, Body and Spirit. And in this episode, I’m going to [...]

MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT IN MUAY THAI – THE HIDDEN QUALITIES OF A COMPLETE FIGHTER2018-12-20T18:29:33+00:00

MUAY THAI FIGHTING STYLES AND BECOMING A COMPLETE FIGHTER

by Don Heatrick @donheatrick Muay Thai fighting styles can be broken down into something far more useful. Something you can use to train your own personal style, and develop one that can beat whoever is in front of you. Let me show you how... VIDEO TRANSCRIPT In this episode, I'm [...]

MUAY THAI FIGHTING STYLES AND BECOMING A COMPLETE FIGHTER2018-12-16T21:37:32+00:00

MUAY THAI ELBOW MECHANICS – HOW TO DEVELOP SHARP TECHNIQUE & KO POWER

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 POWER2018-12-16T21:47:10+00:00

MUAY THAI WARM UP DRILLS – BOUND AND HOP SERIES

by Don Heatrick @donheatrick For many, Muay Thai warm up drills are a wasted opportunity to become better fighter. If raising your pulse and limbering up are all you are doing in your warm up, then there's plenty being left on the table. I'm not big on waste. And wasting time is my [...]

MUAY THAI WARM UP DRILLS – BOUND AND HOP SERIES2018-12-16T21:53:17+00:00

MUAY THAI: ASTONISHINGLY EASY GOAL SETTING LOGIC!

Following on from the last Heavy Hitters Podcast (looking at post fight reviewing and goal setting), this video explains my logic for selecting what your next S&C goals should be... and it's simpler than you think!! VIDEO TRANSCRIPT & LINKS! After my last podcast on post fight reviews and goal [...]

MUAY THAI: ASTONISHINGLY EASY GOAL SETTING LOGIC!2018-09-30T11:19:34+00:00

HOW TO MOVE LIKE SAENCHAI!

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!2018-09-13T12:02:47+00:00

STAND OR SIT BETWEEN ROUNDS? – WEIGHTLIFTING BELTS? – MAS CARDIO?

This week, three Muay Thai strength and conditioning questions answered! Standing or sitting between rounds? Weightlifting belts (for fighters), yay or nay? MAS cardio sessions? Plus a bonus game changer to help focus your efforts! Is sitting between rounds best for recovery, or is it better to remain standing instead? How about fighters using [...]

STAND OR SIT BETWEEN ROUNDS? – WEIGHTLIFTING BELTS? – MAS CARDIO?2018-07-31T21:10:27+00:00

MUAY THAI BALANCE DRILLS AND EXERCISES

Sure, you could try to improve your Muay Thai balance by simply practising your technique over and over until it gets better. But there are some shortcuts you may be missing, because you've glossed over the personal limitations you may have, but are unaware of. In this podcast, I explore this a little deeper, [...]

MUAY THAI BALANCE DRILLS AND EXERCISES2018-06-09T13:34:41+00:00

MUAY THAI TRAINING – ARE YOU ADAPTED OR ADAPTABLE?

When it comes to your Muay Thai training, you're either adapted or you are adaptable. In this video I explain what I've found through my own exploration personally, and with those I've coached, including elite level fighters in Thailand. When you are new to any sport, you are adaptable, you're body is coping with [...]

MUAY THAI TRAINING – ARE YOU ADAPTED OR ADAPTABLE?2018-06-09T16:01:09+00:00

TRAINING TO INCREASE PUNCH SPEED

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 SPEED2018-04-28T09:15:49+00:00

MUAY THAI STRENGTH vs SPEED – SPORTS SCIENCE

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 in this video! [...]

MUAY THAI STRENGTH vs SPEED – SPORTS SCIENCE2018-12-17T20:58:23+00:00

WHAT’S BEST FOR MUAY THAI, CHIN-UPS OR PULL-UPS?

Chin-ups and pull-ups, a holy grail of gym performance – but what does it mean to your Muay Thai performance? And is one better than the other? We’ll get into the differences and the effect on your Muay Thai in more depth in just a moment, but first let me explain why [...]

WHAT’S BEST FOR MUAY THAI, CHIN-UPS OR PULL-UPS?2018-03-11T14:05:02+00:00

HOW DO YOU TRAIN STRENGTH, POWER AND SPEED IN ONE TRAINING SESSION?

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 fight. So here’s a quick video [...]

HOW DO YOU TRAIN STRENGTH, POWER AND SPEED IN ONE TRAINING SESSION?2018-03-03T13:30:05+00:00

MUAY THAI – DO YOU CORRECT OR MANAGE?

Muay Thai posture and overuse patterns... do you correct, or do you manage them? Don't get me wrong, this applies to the younger fighters as much as the older ones! In fact, of course prevention is always better than cure. Please take a little time to consider the points made in this video and [...]

MUAY THAI – DO YOU CORRECT OR MANAGE?2018-02-24T17:11:21+00:00

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT… CHIN UP PERFORMANCE

This week I'm going to spotlight a strength and conditioning milestone achievement of Richi Alvarez, one of our online Pro Members. He's been working consistently on the program now for over a year and a half, and has just hit one of his athletic goals scoring a 7/10 on the chin up max strength [...]

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT… CHIN UP PERFORMANCE2018-01-25T19:40:41+00:00

DO THIS EVERY SESSION TO GET BETTER AT MUAY THAI

In this video I’m sharing my approach to Muay Thai performance coaching. In every session I want to make you better, not just make you tired. And fundamental to this is understanding what makes you better at Muay Thai, and what makes you either worse or wastes time! Either comment below or shoot me [...]

DO THIS EVERY SESSION TO GET BETTER AT MUAY THAI2018-01-07T17:27:03+00:00

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TRAINING BLOCK AND A PHASE?

What IS the difference between a training BLOCK, and a training PHASE? Terminology is a funny thing... it all depends on the definitions used, or it doesn't make sense! And to be honest, there's a lot of variation in the use of these different terms too, even amongst the experts. I'm not into [...]

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TRAINING BLOCK AND A PHASE?2018-09-22T06:53:15+00:00