THIS IS HOW CHAMPIONS ARE MADE – IT’S NOT AN ACCIDENT, IT’S A PROCESS
The key to winning that title is not wasting time…
get coaching that directs you straight at your goal.
If you lack knowledge in physical preparation and injury prevention,
and haven’t a clear plan, then success is going to give you the slip.
As a fighter, you fear you’re running out of time to go as far as you could do, and that your opponent’s preparation has been better than yours.
And as a coach, you feel your unfulfilled competitive potential leaves a void that prevents you helping others reach their potential too.
“You’re probably feeling spread a little thin, a victim of your own success.
Others look up to you and want your help, and you’re pleased to share what you’ve learned…
But, you have your own goals too.”
I’ve been there myself…
And with over 25-years experience in combat sports and strength and conditioning,
I’ve seen many others go through this too.
And if I can win numerous amateur Muay Thai titles, a European silver medal,
and become UKMF ranked 4th Super Middleweight at 40 years-old…
You can certainly do better with the head-start that properly structured training can give you.
And this is why I’ve put together the monthly Pro Membership program…
To fill the void, and get you to championship level before you run out of time.
To achieve the best results, I’ll lead you through a professional performance training program
with four sequential blocks that prepare your body, build strength, power and speed, along with relentless cardio conditioning,
with step-by-step exercises, drills and routines.
1. PREP BLOCK
2. STRENGTH BLOCK
3. POWER BLOCK
4. SPEED BLOCK
As your S&C coach, I’ll give you online support,
and other fighters on the same journey in the private Facebook group will support you too.
After the 14‐week period, if you can honestly say you followed the program requirements and are not stronger, more powerful, faster, fitter or move better than you did when you first joined the program, we will refund your entire package investment.
You’ll enjoy constant athletic progress, and have total confidence in your fight preparation.
You’ll reduce the likelihood of injury, and train with purpose every session without waste.
And being surrounded by likeminded people will spur you on to discover what you’re really capable of.
I don’t want you to remain stuck where you are,
without ever seeing if you’ve got what it takes to win that meaningful title.
I also don’t want to see you collecting overuse injuries,
that stop you coaching effectively, let alone training to compete.
I want to see you transform from an adequate Muay Thai fighter and coach,
to a champion Thai boxer and confident coach.
That stuff stays with you forever!
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
PRO FIGHTER, OWNER OF MUAY THAI GUY, NEW YORK USA
“With Muay Thai still being a relatively ‘new’ sport in the mainstream, it’s extremely difficult to find quality information related to strength and conditioning specifically for Thai boxing.
“Fortunately, there’s expert coaches like Don Heatrick who focus solely on strength and conditioning for MUAY THAI. Not MMA, not martial arts, not any other type of sport… specifically for Muay Thai.
“Don’s articles, resources and knowledge has been a godsend to me and the rest of the Muay Thai community.
“He’s been able to translate complicated training terms and philosophies into easy-to-understand language so any Nak Muay can gain the benefits of a solid strength and conditioning program.
“If you’re serious about your training and want to take your cardio, strength and overall fitness to the next level, there’s no better person to help you with it than Don.”
AJAY AL SAEED
MUAY THAI FIGHTER, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
“I’m a Muay Thai fighter, and I’ve been training Muay Thai for 4-years now. I’m currently subscribed to Don Heatrick’s strength and conditioning program. I’ve found the program very good, and very trusting.”
“It’s not like any other strength and conditioning program that I’ve come across. And I recommend you, if you’re a Muay Thai fighter that wants to improve your strength and conditioning, and fitness, to try this program out definitely!”
“Or if your just an ordinary person that just wants to get strong, and wants to get fit, I recommend you trying out this program as well. You won’t regret it!”
“Thank you Don Heatrick for all your support, sharing your knowledge and programming for my S&C part of training!!
It has made a great difference!”
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH, PRO THAI BOXER, GLOUCESTER UK
“Smart, effective programming with great online support. Don Heatrick provides the full package, combining all elements of the sport to really increase athletic performance.”
HAVE A QUESTION?
…It’s probably answered below
Yes! All strength and conditioning programming for this membership is written by Don Heatrick, who’s work is publicly acclaimed throughout the Muay Thai community.
His specialist performance training knowledge and Muay Thai fighting/coaching experience, combined with unique content delivery via a personal member’s portal and unrivalled personal support, makes this a very credible and effective way to receive top quality coaching. In fact, the effectiveness of the online programme compared to training with Don in person has transferred incredibly well.
Not at all – the programme is periodised (planned) to minimise interference effects from all the training demands. The programme also suggests Muay Thai session types (intensity and objective) to compliment the blocks of training, rather than detailing specifics.
This allows you to carry on training at your Muay Thai camp as normal, albeit with a different focus. The reality is that you have far less control over the specifics of your Muay Thai training compared to your weight training and conditioning sessions. As long as the majority of your Muay Thai work falls within the suggested type, then you’re bang on.
That’s not a good idea. It’s not only what you do that gets results, it’s also what you don’t do! Different training methods can interfere with each other and cancel out gains or even make you worse!
The power of a periodised programme is that everything is coordinated to target just the right thing at the right time. If you throw in something else you can completely destroy the performance enhancing effect. A baking analogy works well here – if you start randomly adding ingredients to a cake as you bake it, it’s very likely to turn out bad.
No, you’ll be fine – in fact beginners progress quicker initially as you have more untapped potential! The programme assumes no previous exercise experience beyond some basic Muay Thai training. Exercises start out simple and progress to more advanced exercise versions as you need them.
Detailed exercise tutorial videos are provided and you can ask for help with your technique via email or the private Facebook group. You can even post video footage of your technique if you want it checked out.
Absolutely yes! Although we start simple (in terms of exercise selection), the exercise combinations prescribed in each block is very sophisticated. Even if you’ve used the exercises before, the way they’re trained and combined will be entirely new. You’ll still progress very well.
As you advance through the programme blocks and phases, you’ll begin to come across new exercise versions when they’re needed. Remember, just because you’ve discovered the spinning hook kick (Chorake Fad Hang), that doesn’t mean there’s no place in your Muay Thai for the round house kick (Dtae)!
Yes, the programme is designed to cater for ladies too. Female specific issues are addressed and strength standards applied, so you aren’t left out.
The first phase in particular only requires access to rudimentary gym equipment:
- Kettlebells (optional)
- Medicine ball
- Flat weight bench (incline bench optional)
- Squat rack or stands
- Plyometric boxes (can use weight bench if required)
- Low hurdles (can use Muay Thai pads if required)
A heart rate monitor is optional. There’s extra detail to be gained if you have one, but it’s not essential.
By default, the programme is structured for optimum results for top–level professional fighters. HOWEVER, adjustments are also available for recreational Muay Thai athletes too. The minimum you’re looking at is 2x weight training sessions each week alongside your existing Muay Thai sessions.
The maximum is typically 2x weight training sessions, 3x short conditioning sessions and up to 5x Muay Thai sessions each week. Templates give examples of how you can best arrange these, but you must be guided by what’s practical for you too.
Main programme blocks are released to you every 4-weeks, and other content and support material is released all the time.
The controlled release means that you don’t become overwhelmed, you’ll always know exactly what training to do next to get the best results.
Yes you can. The blocks all feed into each other, and the final speed and power endurance block should be once again followed with a transition block before moving onto a new strength and aerobic power phase.
Even if you repeat the same phase 1 blocks again, the differences between adjacent blocks and the fact the loads will all be brand new, means you’ll keep progressing.
Firstly, don’t stop training unless you have to! There’s usually a work around and another area you can focus on to keep forging forwards. Get in contact with Don and ask for his advice.
If you’re realistically not going to be able to train for a month or more, then you have the option to suspend your membership temporarily. You can then pick up your Muay Thai Performance member records and programme just where you left off.
You must be at least 18-years-old to use this programme. If you’re younger than this you’ve not physically fully matured and the methods and loadings won’t be suitable for you.
Yes, the programme will make you stronger, more powerful, faster and fitter. You’ll craft an athletic physique and massively reduce your likelihood of injury. If you choose not to use this against an opponent, that’s entirely up to you!
Assuming there’s currently membership places available, as soon as you order you’ll get instant access to the first 4-week block of training and all the support material in the your private online portal. No hanging around. Get straight on it.
Then you can cancel your subscription at anytime, for whatever reason. No worries.
What’s more, if you’ve not got fitter and stronger in 16-weeks on the programme you can have all you’re money back.
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