Why Fighters SHOULDN’T Train With Resistance Bands – They’ll Ruin Your Technique!

2023-08-06T14:59:43+01:00

I’m often asked if it’s good training for fighters to throw punches and kicks with resistance bands connected to their arms and legs? You know, like in the Instagram posts? The short answer is no! Loading up skilled Muay Thai technique is never a good idea, because it changes how you move. An [...]

Why Fighters SHOULDN’T Train With Resistance Bands – They’ll Ruin Your Technique!2023-08-06T14:59:43+01:00

Heiden and Stick – Muay Thai Balance and Stability Exercise

2023-08-06T14:59:44+01:00

The Heiden and Stick exercise is an important progression in a Thai boxers speed and plyometric training. It targets sideways, lateral movement, involving adductors and glute medius muscles at the hip to control the knee, and multiple muscle groups in the feet, ankle and calves. And it not only trains unilateral (single leg) [...]

Heiden and Stick – Muay Thai Balance and Stability Exercise2023-08-06T14:59:44+01:00

Shoulder Butt Drill For Explosive Punches and Elbow Strikes

2023-08-06T14:59:46+01:00

If you can throw a good shoulder butt, you can throw an awesome punch or elbow! This drill coordinates explosive power from the ground up, and really tells you if your timing is good enough. In this video I share with you a foundation drill that I use to teach fighters to connect [...]

Shoulder Butt Drill For Explosive Punches and Elbow Strikes2023-08-06T14:59:46+01:00

MUAY THAI BALANCE DRILLS AND EXERCISES

2023-08-06T14:57:30+01:00

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 EXERCISES2023-08-06T14:57:30+01:00

TRAINING TO INCREASE PUNCH SPEED

2023-08-06T14:57:34+01:00

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 SPEED2023-08-06T14:57:34+01:00

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

2023-08-06T14:57:38+01:00

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?2023-08-06T14:57:38+01:00

BAD MUAY THAI POSTURE – CORRECT OR MANAGE?

2023-08-06T14:57:39+01:00

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, prevention is always better than cure. Please take a little time to consider the points made in this video and reflect on [...]

BAD MUAY THAI POSTURE – CORRECT OR MANAGE?2023-08-06T14:57:39+01:00

YOUR BODY IS LAZY EVEN IF YOU AREN’T!

2023-08-06T14:57:39+01:00

Left to its own devices, your body will cheat a movement pattern... and you're unlikely to know until an injury happens as a result (bad times)! And this "cheating" not only eventually leads to injury, but also wasted performance. By using strength and conditioning sessions properly, you can clean up poor movement habits as [...]

YOUR BODY IS LAZY EVEN IF YOU AREN’T!2023-08-06T14:57:39+01:00

Hitting Harder – Muay Thai Movement Efficiency

2024-02-01T09:26:19+00:00

Often, fighters understandably become preoccupied with upper body strength when it comes to training to improve punching power. This yields poor results! What seems to be an obvious cause and effect is actually a lie. Understanding where your KO power comes from allows you to target training that develops it... Spoiler, a bench press [...]

Hitting Harder – Muay Thai Movement Efficiency2024-02-01T09:26:19+00:00

How To Get Good At Muay Thai Fast & Keep Getting Better & Better!

2023-08-06T14:57:43+01:00

If you want to know how to get good at Muay Thai fast... Here I share my Muay Thai performance coaching principles – that'll not only reduce how long it takes to get good at Muay Thai, but also sustain consistent improvement year on year too. In every session, the objective is to [...]

How To Get Good At Muay Thai Fast & Keep Getting Better & Better!2023-08-06T14:57:43+01:00

PLANNING MUAY THAI RESISTANCE TRAINING SESSIONS

2023-08-06T14:57:48+01:00

Planning Muay Thai resistance training requires some thought. Just throwing in random exercises based on equipment choices wastes your training time and could lead to unbalanced structural development and ultimately injury! Instead, you should hand pick exercises that fulfil a specific need. But getting caught up in specifics can render you unable to see [...]

PLANNING MUAY THAI RESISTANCE TRAINING SESSIONS2023-08-06T14:57:48+01:00

ANKLE MOBILITY QUICK FIX – THREE STEP PROCESS

2023-12-31T16:08:19+00:00

When I’m working with my face-to-face clients, many of them have had injuries or moved poorly because limitations in range of motion. Left unaddressed, poor movement leads to a cascade of injuries further "along the chain" in the body. One of the main culprits for many, is bad or asymmetrical ankle mobility, which causes [...]

ANKLE MOBILITY QUICK FIX – THREE STEP PROCESS2023-12-31T16:08:19+00:00

THAILAND’S MUAY THAI TRAINING EVOLUTION

2023-08-06T14:57:53+01:00

This video clarifies some of my thoughts regarding the changing face of Muay Thai training in Thailand itself. It's going to be a long process, but it has begun. Things are slowly changing in Thailand. And with traditional Muay Thai training habits so strongly embedded and blindly defended, it's the foreigners that could be [...]

THAILAND’S MUAY THAI TRAINING EVOLUTION2023-08-06T14:57:53+01:00

ANTHONY JOSHUA REACTION TRAINING

2023-08-06T14:52:39+01:00

There's a lot of video clips out there showing snapshots of Anthony Joshua's strength and conditioning training. I thought I'd take a quick look specifically at reaction training, and chat through some thoughts. And if there's another video out there that you'd like me to discuss, please get in contact and let me know! ;) [...]

ANTHONY JOSHUA REACTION TRAINING2023-08-06T14:52:39+01:00

Strength and Conditioning… Supplemental AND Essential!

2023-08-06T14:52:43+01:00

Muay Thai Strength and Conditioning... Supplemental and Essential Video Transcript: Your primary training focus is of course MuayThai. And your main limitation early on is technical competence, and focusing on this will have the greatest impact on your performance to begin with. Strength and conditioning, on the other hand, is [...]

Strength and Conditioning… Supplemental AND Essential!2023-08-06T14:52:43+01:00

Are You Wasting Opportunities Your Opponent Isn’t?

2023-08-06T14:52:57+01:00

Coach says, “Today is a low intensity day.” – The fighter’s body language slumps. But… by the end of the session, the fighter gets it. He’s come away with a list of things to work on, that’ll make him a better fighting athlete, and some cures for the reoccurring niggles that seem to [...]

Are You Wasting Opportunities Your Opponent Isn’t?2023-08-06T14:52:57+01:00

Hamstring Cramps – What To Do About It

2023-08-06T14:52:59+01:00

Hamstring cramps at night, cramps while sitting, or during training can send you into a writhing, screaming heap on the floor. And if it keeps happening, there's something wrong. Here are some ideas that can save you some grief, and potentially a torn muscle. To be honest, the exact cause of muscle cramping is largely [...]

Hamstring Cramps – What To Do About It2023-08-06T14:52:59+01:00

Are you fighting TOO often?

2023-08-06T14:53:01+01:00

Fighters in Thailand have a notoriously high fight-frequency, sometimes even multiple times in one day for children. But is this suitable for everyone? What should determine how often you fight? Are you fighting too often? In this video I share some of my thoughts on how to make the best use of fights as part [...]

Are you fighting TOO often?2023-08-06T14:53:01+01:00

Beyond The Muay Thai Stance on the London Tube – Perturbation & Specificity

2023-08-06T14:53:05+01:00

This morning I'm braving the London's weekday rush-hour, heading to Covent Garden for my daughter's Royal Ballet Workshop. Riding on the Underground Tube car presented an unexpected opportunity to train a bit of stance and balance. I managed to score a seat for my daughter, but I was left standing as the tube car [...]

Beyond The Muay Thai Stance on the London Tube – Perturbation & Specificity2023-08-06T14:53:05+01:00

Valgus Knees: Corrective Exercises If Your Knees Buckle In

2023-08-06T14:53:10+01:00

In a previous article for Muay Thai Scholar, I discussed using strength and conditioning training to discover how your body fails, and working on these weak links – we’ve all got them! I illustrated with the example of valgus collapse of the knee, where the knee buckles inward under load... And this is pretty [...]

Valgus Knees: Corrective Exercises If Your Knees Buckle In2023-08-06T14:53:10+01:00
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