15 WINNING QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF AFTER EVERY FIGHT (SO YOU NEVER LOSE)!

by Don Heatrick @donheatrick It maybe a bit of cliché in the fight game that either you win a fight or you learn… but that doesn’t mean it’s not true! However, you can seriously increase your rate of learning (even if you won the fight) if you follow up by reflecting on the answers [...]

HOW TO TEEP LIKE BUAKAW!

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 [...]

REFLECTING ON MUAY THAI S&C AFTER SPEAKING TO DR YESSIS

Recently I was privileged to have the opportunity to speak with the legendary sport scientist, educator, and strength and conditioning coach Dr Yessis. In this podcast I summarise my reflections on Muay Thai S&C as a result of that chat! VIDEO TRANSCRIPTWelcome to the Heatrick Heavy Hitters podcast. Muay Thai [...]

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 [...]

YOU DON’T NEED MORE TRAINING TIME!

Are you struggling to fit all the training you want into the week? Well, you’re not alone. And in this episode let’s dig into why you don’t need MORE training time, and how it's done! There are some better, more productive training strategies you could use to achieve better results while training LESS! [...]

DISCOVER, PRACTICE, AND BECOME A HEAVY HITTER

Our Muay Thai Heavy Hitter community serves Thai boxers and coaches of all levels looking for the most efficient and effective Muay Thai performance training strategy and tactics to discover your next level. Learn more about exactly who we serve – and if you fit, please join us! VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ... [...]

By |2018-09-13T14:14:58+00:00August 10th, 2018|Coaching, Mindset, recommended, Video Post|0 Comments

5 PERFORMANCE BOOSTING EXERCISE CATEGORIES FOR YOUR RESISTANCE TRAINING SESSIONS

"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 [...]

BIRTHDAY CAKE… AND YOUR REAL MUAY THAI TRAINING!

A quick video to illustrate the difference between a "vanity" post and a "value" post, and how this relates to your Muay Thai training. Bare with me on this! ;) TEXT TRANSCRIPT Recently, my family where all invited to my daughter’s friend's teenage birthday party. It was a family disco with [...]

By |2018-07-28T15:00:55+00:00July 28th, 2018|Coaching, Mindset, Uncategorized, Video Post|0 Comments

MY OWN FUNERAL?

My own funeral? And I seem happy about it?! Life lessons come when they're ready, not when you are... and this one caught me entirely off-guard. And I think that was the point. Guarding is resisting, and this lesson was about becoming vulnerable – absolutely, totally and completely vulnerable! Accepting it entirely. Then, and [...]

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 [...]

MUAY THAI STRENGTH FIRST!

Muay Thai strength training is a recurring question, so let’s take the opportunity to clear things up a little. We’ll look at how to build strength in the first place, and how to get stronger when strength gains dry up! We’ll look at this from both the novice strength training end of the spectrum [...]

WHICH FIRST TODAY – MUAY THAI OR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING?

“If I have to do my Muay Thai and strength and conditioning sessions both one after the other, which should I do first? And If I can leave a gap, how long between sessions is best?” I’m asked this a lot, and in this video I briefly share my thoughts on this while driving [...]

HOW TO MAKE IT BIG IN MUAY THAI

Many Thai boxers dream of making it big in Muay Thai, but in reality not many will. And not because they aren’t physically capable of doing so, but simply because they lack the motivation or the process to do so. They fail to achieve simply because they don’t know how to succeed. There is [...]

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 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 [...]

CARBS FOR FIGHTERS

Carbs for fighters... this podcast came about as a result of calls for a follow up after the last podcast discussing the keto diet for fighters. In it you'll learn how I manipulate carbs for individual fighters to ensure their body composition, training quality, general recovery, and competitive performance are reliable and progressing nicely! [...]

FIGHTERS STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING IS NOT MORE OF THE SAME

Fighters strength and conditioning should bring new challenges and complimentary physical adaptations that improve the fighter in ways that Muay Thai training  doesn't. Otherwise, you're missing THE trick! VIDEO TRANSCRIPT... So a mistake I see a lot of coaches making with their fighters for strength and conditioning is making the strength and [...]

KETO DIET FOR FIGHTERS?

Recently I shared a post on our facebook page of Joe Rogan’s podcast with Dr Andy Galpin discussing the keto diet, and I commented, “As a combat athlete, your primary fuel source will always be carbs – nothing else releases energy fast enough!” Now there are a ton of opinions on this! And I [...]

By |2018-05-27T01:07:34+00:00May 12th, 2018|Audio Post (Podcast), Nutrition, Video Post|0 Comments

23 ESSENTIAL ITEMS OF MUAY THAI STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT

"What Muay Thai strength and conditioning equipment do I need?" I'm asked this a lot! You don't need lots of equipment, or even expensive equipment to follow a world class strength and conditioning program. And I've boiled it down to these "must have" items. Collect these, and there really is nothing holding you back, except [...]

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 [...]

Free Planning Training Week Cheat Sheet!