Fighters: Even More To Motivation Than You Know – Part 2

2023-08-06T09:17:11+01:00

Winning by knockout is the best feeling in the world. Seeing the referee standing over your opponent waving off the fight, you feel almost immortal. But, in a well-matched fight anything can happen. Sometimes you're the hammer, and others you’re the nail. In an instant, one mistake can render YOU helpless – all your [...]

Fighters: Even More To Motivation Than You Know – Part 22023-08-06T09:17:11+01:00

Fighters: There’s More To Motivation Than You Know – Part 1

2023-08-06T09:17:12+01:00

Taking action is only half the battle. Your REASON for taking action is just as critical, and can either kill your determination off completely, or ignite your motivation along with your results. If you want to stay in the game long enough to find out how far you can really go, you  must get [...]

Fighters: There’s More To Motivation Than You Know – Part 12023-08-06T09:17:12+01:00

The Problem With Your Muay Thai Trainer

2023-08-06T09:17:14+01:00

Most likely, if you ask your Muay Thai trainer what fitness training you should do outside of your Muay Thai sessions, you’re told to simply run a number of times a week, and maybe do a little weight training if you want to… It’s largely down to you. And aside from “do more” when [...]

The Problem With Your Muay Thai Trainer2023-08-06T09:17:14+01:00

Two Fight Warm Up Exercises You’re Missing

2023-08-06T09:17:16+01:00

When it comes to fight warm up exercises, back stage at shows, I often see fighters missing out on truly priming their bodies for explosiveness. Well, today I'll share a two exercise protocol that will amp you up, both physically and mentally in a total of just 8 to 15 reps! [...]

Two Fight Warm Up Exercises You’re Missing2023-08-06T09:17:16+01:00

ONE Championship Fighter Strength and Conditioning – Coach’s Reaction To Tawanchai’s Fight Prep

2023-08-06T09:17:17+01:00

Tawanchai has been putting in the work for his first defence of the ONE Championship Featherweight Muay Thai World title. And he's shared a glimpse of his strength and conditioning prep on Instagram. In the clip, we see him working through a series of exercises... Battling Ropes Band Resisted High Knees Band Resisted Agility [...]

ONE Championship Fighter Strength and Conditioning – Coach’s Reaction To Tawanchai’s Fight Prep2023-08-06T09:17:17+01:00

What Is Authentic Muay Thai Training NOW? Old School vs New School

2023-08-06T09:17:17+01:00

Muay Thai training and Muay Thai as an art has a deep history. And when it comes to the ring sport we’ve all come to love, the period between 1980 and 1995 known as “The Golden Era”, spawned arguably the most talented fighters ever. Names like Dieselnoi, Samart, Jongsanan, and Sakmongkol demand almost superhero [...]

What Is Authentic Muay Thai Training NOW? Old School vs New School2023-08-06T09:17:17+01:00

Balancing Your Work Life And Fight Life

2024-02-27T06:56:45+00:00

Your work life and fight life are in conflict. I know you feel the clock is ticking, that you’re running out of time when it comes to finding out how far you can go in Muay Thai. It was true for me, and it’s true for everyone – regardless if they compete or not. We [...]

Balancing Your Work Life And Fight Life2024-02-27T06:56:45+00:00

Scheduling Your Weekly Training Plan For Fighters – Part 2

2024-03-19T07:31:10+00:00

When putting together a training plan... Although many fighters and coaches are doing the right things, they organise their training weeks haphazardly and squander the full training effect, or inadvertently cancel out performance gains entirely. At best, this wastes effort. At worst, it burns out fighters and injures them. But, you can apply simple steps [...]

Scheduling Your Weekly Training Plan For Fighters – Part 22024-03-19T07:31:10+00:00

Scheduling Your Weekly Training Plan For Fighters – Part 1

2024-03-19T07:31:20+00:00

These days, fighter training has become more sophisticated. Coaches, fighters, and hobbyists alike all realise that to remain healthy, injury free and perform their best it takes more than steady runs, bag work, pad work, and sparring. But, what types of sessions are needed? How often should you train? What order should sessions go? [...]

Scheduling Your Weekly Training Plan For Fighters – Part 12024-03-19T07:31:20+00:00

Optimal vs Peak Fight Performance – What’s The Difference?

2023-08-06T09:17:30+01:00

Do you know the difference between optimal and peak fight performance? Too many fighters don’t, and it’s costing them! I see many pro and hobbyist fighters alike, rightly working incredibly hard in their training, but mistakenly believing that every session must push them harder than the last. “Go hard or go home” has its [...]

Optimal vs Peak Fight Performance – What’s The Difference?2023-08-06T09:17:30+01:00

How To Do Hill Sprints Without A Hill

2023-08-06T09:17:30+01:00

Fighters instinctively feel that hill sprints boost their fight performance. And mixing these High Resistance Intervals amongst your “roadwork” develops your endurance in a way steady state running can’t. But, not everyone has access to a decent hill. What’s the minimum hill gradient required? And what alternatives to hill sprints are there if you [...]

How To Do Hill Sprints Without A Hill2023-08-06T09:17:30+01:00

Fighters, Is Stronger Faster?

2023-08-06T09:17:31+01:00

To become a faster, more explosive fighter you must first become stronger – produce more force. If you can create more force, you can accelerate quicker, hit at higher velocity and do more damage. That’s the mechanics, but we’re biological machines not purely mechanical ones. If we want our strength to transfer into the [...]

Fighters, Is Stronger Faster?2023-08-06T09:17:31+01:00

Stronger Fighter Training

2023-08-06T09:17:32+01:00

To become a stronger fighter, you must use resistance training correctly... Historically, old-school fight coaches claimed that weight training makes fighters big and slow. But that’s only true if you use resistance training poorly. When used in the right way, weight training can either make you much stronger WITHOUT getting any bigger, or both [...]

Stronger Fighter Training2023-08-06T09:17:32+01:00

Exactly Why A Big fighter Isn’t Always Stronger

2023-08-06T09:17:32+01:00

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

2023-08-06T09:17:33+01:00

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?

2023-08-06T09:17:34+01:00

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

Is Fighter Performance Training Healthy Or Not?

2023-08-06T09:17:36+01:00

Combat sports have so many athletic qualities and technical and tactical skills demanding attention, that training opportunities are inexhaustible! But, is fighter performance training healthy? In truth, the objectives are different when either training for health or training for optimal fighter performance – even if both walk hand-in-hand for part of the journey. There's [...]

Is Fighter Performance Training Healthy Or Not?2023-08-06T09:17:36+01:00

Punch Power-Up Using Secret Hip Mechanics

2023-08-06T09:17:37+01:00

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

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – Everything Fighters Need To Know

2023-08-06T09:17:38+01:00

One thing’s for sure, delayed onset muscle soreness is part of a fighter’s training – especially when you head out to Thailand to train! But… Is delayed onset muscle soreness the sign of a good training session? How can you avoid being too sore? Should you train if you’re really sore? How can you [...]

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – Everything Fighters Need To Know2023-08-06T09:17:38+01:00
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