Performance Testing For Fighters – Beyond The Cooper Run

2024-04-13T15:36:47+01:00

Fighter performance testing – it’s cool to see how you measure up… But, if you don’t use the results to personalise your training, then don’t bother testing! Progressing beyond the previous two videos (links in further resources below), let’s shine a light on how the 12 minute Cooper Run can plug into a battery [...]

Performance Testing For Fighters – Beyond The Cooper Run2024-04-13T15:36:47+01:00

Jumping Higher For Fighters – Muay Thai Jump Knee Analysis

2023-11-17T12:45:27+00:00

Elevate your Muay Thai jumping game with the secrets to jumping higher for fighters, and striking with devastating force. This in-depth guide breaks down the biomechanics of explosive jumping, inspired by the incredible technique seen in the analysis of a top-tier Muay Thai jump knee (hat tip to Bao Muay Thai)! In this video, [...]

Jumping Higher For Fighters – Muay Thai Jump Knee Analysis2023-11-17T12:45:27+00:00

Muay Thai Endurance Training – Mastering Fight Endurance Management

2023-09-08T08:19:50+01:00

Muay Thai endurance training is more than just endless running! And this conversation with one of my Heavy Hitters is too good to keep ourselves. This isn't just any chat; it's about mastering the art of Muay Thai endurance. Ready for some insights? Here's a glimpse of what we uncovered: We break [...]

Muay Thai Endurance Training – Mastering Fight Endurance Management2023-09-08T08:19:50+01:00

How To Choose The Best Core Exercise For Fighters

2023-08-06T09:17:15+01:00

I was asked about that Pallof Press w/ Perturbation core exercise that Tawanchai was using in my recent reaction video... "Could that be used in a Strength Block in a training program?" When choosing the best core exercise for fighters, it's important to first consider... How far a fighter is away from an important [...]

How To Choose The Best Core Exercise For Fighters2023-08-06T09:17:15+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

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

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

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

The Best Reaction Time Training For Fighters

2023-08-06T09:17:39+01:00

There are a ton of different reaction time training methods and an ever-increasing crop of reaction training devices… And for fighters, they’re NOT all created equal. Some methods really only function as warm-up or movement activities, whereas others can develop Saenchai-like reflexes in the ring! [...]

The Best Reaction Time Training For Fighters2023-08-06T09:17:39+01:00

Muay Thai Superman Slam Exercise

2023-08-06T09:17:41+01:00

Tune-up your Muay Thai Superman punch or elbow with this Med Ball Jump Slam exercise! Not only is this a great explosive hip extension and core anti-extension exercise, but it’s a fantastic way to teach timing and awareness of body position during jumping strikes. Seriously great for amping up your flying Superman elbow! This [...]

Muay Thai Superman Slam Exercise2023-08-06T09:17:41+01:00

Why More Shouting In Muay Thai TRAINING Than In Fighting?

2023-08-06T09:17:45+01:00

Why is there typically more shouting during strikes in Muay Thai training than in fighting? In this episode, I’ll share my thoughts on this specifically, and on breathing during Muay Thai in general... Join the most informed Muay Thai performance community out there! Subscribe Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/donheatrick Apple [...]

Why More Shouting In Muay Thai TRAINING Than In Fighting?2023-08-06T09:17:45+01:00

Fighting Father Time & Remaining a Muay Thai Badass!

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

Father Time waits for no man, and if you haven’t already felt how getting older affects your Muay Thai, it’s a certainty you will. In this episode, I’ll look at what you need to do to keep doing what you love (Muay Thai) and remaining badass for the rest of [...]

Fighting Father Time & Remaining a Muay Thai Badass!2023-08-06T14:59:08+01:00

Do I Fight Peak Even If I’ve No Fight Date?

2023-08-06T14:59:12+01:00

Paraphrasing a recent question… I have seen your videos on different training blocks… I have been training Muay Thai for 6months and I’m not going to be fighting any time soon, so is it necessary to do the speed block and peak-week if I’m not competing? Here's a short podcast [...]

Do I Fight Peak Even If I’ve No Fight Date?2023-08-06T14:59:12+01:00

Liam Harrison: Failing Your Way To Success – SoBC Podcast EP 05

2023-08-06T14:59:18+01:00

In this episode of the Science of Building Champions podcast... Liam Harrison, 8x World champion, current UK number 1 (and has been for 18 years), renowned Muay Thai coach in his own right, both on the world-wide seminar circuit in-person and online, and more recently, host of the “Kickin’ It” [...]

Liam Harrison: Failing Your Way To Success – SoBC Podcast EP 052023-08-06T14:59:18+01:00

Bodyweight Training for Fighters – how to do it properly (what you should/shouldn’t do)

2023-08-06T14:59:21+01:00

For many fighters, bodyweight training only serves as muscular endurance training – multiple rounds of upward of 10 reps per exercise. This approach develops endurance, or “conditioning”. It doesn’t touch the neuromuscular system that’s developed in resistance training sessions targeting strength, power, and speed. And in missing this, fails to [...]

Bodyweight Training for Fighters – how to do it properly (what you should/shouldn’t do)2023-08-06T14:59:21+01:00

IG Live Muay Thai S&C Q&A 05 – Olympic Lifting Variants For Muay Thai, When Is Enough Aerobic Capacity, HIIT Or Threshold, Absolute or Relative Strength, & More

2023-08-06T14:59:22+01:00

Another nice balance of questions between movement skill, resistance (strength, power, speed) training, and energy systems cardio (endurance) conditioning in this Q&A episode. In this second episode of the Q&A I'm asked... Hi, Don. What do u think of the Ido Portal method of [...]

IG Live Muay Thai S&C Q&A 05 – Olympic Lifting Variants For Muay Thai, When Is Enough Aerobic Capacity, HIIT Or Threshold, Absolute or Relative Strength, & More2023-08-06T14:59:22+01:00
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