Paul Banasiak: Trust, Honesty, Not Selling Yourself Short – SoBC Podcast EP 08

2023-08-06T14:59:14+01:00

Not every fighter is as frank and honest as Paul Banasiak in their appraisal of themselves, with themselves, let alone sharing this with others. But, both with more than his fair share of introspective perspective, and also understanding the value of learning from other's mistakes as well as his own... He's happy [...]

Paul Banasiak: Trust, Honesty, Not Selling Yourself Short – SoBC Podcast EP 082023-08-06T14:59:14+01:00

Tony Myers: Mental Toughness, Skilfulness, & Playfulness – SoBC Podcast EP 07

2023-08-06T14:59:15+01:00

I'm hard pushed to think of anyone who has made such an impact on raising the level of worldwide Muay Thai as Tony Myers. And this made for my biggest podcast episode to date! Tony Myers is Professor in Quantitative Methods at Newman University, a Muay Thai coach, referee and judge. [...]

Tony Myers: Mental Toughness, Skilfulness, & Playfulness – SoBC Podcast EP 072023-08-06T14:59:15+01:00

Damien Trainor: Muay Thai Evolution & Fighting Your Own Way – SoBC Podcast EP 02

2023-08-06T14:59:20+01:00

In the long overdue 2nd episode of the podcast…. Former two-times World champion and owner of K-Star Legacy Gym UK, Damien Trainor generously shares his hard-earned Muay Thai knowledge – from both competing at the highest level in the early 90’s and onwards, and as a world renowned coach in [...]

Damien Trainor: Muay Thai Evolution & Fighting Your Own Way – SoBC Podcast EP 022023-08-06T14:59:20+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 03 – How Often to Push Hard in Training – Placing MT Skill & Fitness in a Fight Camp – Non-impact Cardio – Tournament Prep & More

2023-08-06T14:59:24+01:00

With the increasing volume of questions to fit into the 30 minute segment, apologies if I didn't manage to squeeze in your question in this episode! In this episode of the Q&A I'm asked... How often should you schedule training sessions that really push [...]

IG Live Muay Thai S&C Q&A 03 – How Often to Push Hard in Training – Placing MT Skill & Fitness in a Fight Camp – Non-impact Cardio – Tournament Prep & More2023-08-06T14:59:24+01:00

IG Live Muay Thai S&C Q&A 01 – Masturbation – Strength – Mobility – Aging – Theraband Punching

2023-08-06T14:59:25+01:00

I said, "Ask me anything." Well I asked for it! While getting to grips with the Instagram Live format, in this first episode of the Q&A I'm asked... 1. Why don't you buy a toupee? 2. Does masturbation or sex before a fight negatively affect performance? 3. [...]

IG Live Muay Thai S&C Q&A 01 – Masturbation – Strength – Mobility – Aging – Theraband Punching2023-08-06T14:59:25+01:00

Muay Thai Soft Tissue Work – Foot Release & Short Foot Exercise

2023-08-06T14:59:25+01:00

As promised, here’s the first area of soft tissue work that you can do at home using a tennis ball, or similar. I’ve started at the ground, with the foot, because not only is a tennis ball the perfect implement for this part of the body… But also the foot is [...]

Muay Thai Soft Tissue Work – Foot Release & Short Foot Exercise2023-08-06T14:59:25+01:00

Fighters – Improve Your Push Up

2023-08-06T14:59:27+01:00

One of the kings of bodyweight exercise, the push up, is often practiced with poor form. Form that translates into your straight punches, particularly as you get tired. Fighters know that rotating the fist too early results in chicken winging, the elbow prematurely flaring out. And that this not only [...]

Fighters – Improve Your Push Up2023-08-06T14:59:27+01:00

Are You Training, Practicing, or Spoiling?

2023-08-06T14:59:27+01:00

Today, are you heading out predominantly for a Training session, a Practice session, or a Spoiling session? Let me explain what I mean by these... Training - moves you forward, it’s progressive, uses developmental loads and drills Practicing - reinforces existing skill, creates good habits, maintains athletic qualities Spoiling - [...]

Are You Training, Practicing, or Spoiling?2023-08-06T14:59:27+01:00

Shuttle Run Technique for Optimal Cardio – MAS Training

2023-08-06T14:59:28+01:00

While on lockdown, your cardio conditioning can either maintain fitness, or develop fitness... It can encourage poor movement mechanics, or promote sound movement and stability. Done well, progressive shuttle run training does both. I encourage you to improve how you move when you’re training at home. With some thought, cardio training can [...]

Shuttle Run Technique for Optimal Cardio – MAS Training2023-08-06T14:59:28+01:00

DO BETTER – Working Out is NOT Training

2023-08-06T14:59:29+01:00

Once you are tired of just “working out” (spinning your wheels), start TRAINING instead. When you’re training, you’re progressively working toward a specific purpose... And that purpose is far more targeted than “stay in shape” or keeping busy. A woolly objective like that may burn calories and prevent you putting [...]

DO BETTER – Working Out is NOT Training2023-08-06T14:59:29+01:00

How To Instantly Improve Your Running Technique

2024-04-25T09:53:59+01:00

Despite what you may think, there’s a lot of technique involved in running economically. Just because you can run, doesn’t mean that you’re running efficiently… I know for a fact that a lot of you are making this same mistake I have… because your running cadence, or steps per minute tells [...]

How To Instantly Improve Your Running Technique2024-04-25T09:53:59+01:00

How A Novice Can Become An Expert – And Why Some Never Will

2023-08-06T14:59:37+01:00

Phase 1: Newbie Gains When you first start Muay Thai training, you’re swimming in a sea of technical corrections! As time goes on, with consistent practice of the core (game-changing) movements and techniques, fewer corrections are needed to achieve reliable performance. You’re moving along the continuum from novice to expert. [...]

How A Novice Can Become An Expert – And Why Some Never Will2023-08-06T14:59:37+01:00

Is The Chest Throw Against The Floor Any Good For Muay Thai?

2023-08-06T14:59:38+01:00

One Championship has been doing a great job of showcasing not only the fighters, but some of the behind the scenes training footage as well. And I'm often asked to comment on some of the exercises that have been shared on social media. And here’s one I was asked to comment on recently… [...]

Is The Chest Throw Against The Floor Any Good For Muay Thai?2023-08-06T14:59:38+01:00

How To Choose Exercises For a Fighter’s S&C Session

2023-08-06T14:59:42+01:00

I’m often asked how I choose exercises for a fighter’s gym session. So I’ve broken down the steps I mentally run through when planning a strength and conditioning session – to ensure productive progress for every minute in the gym. So let’s get to it... My 9-step logic to selecting the best/most appropriate [...]

How To Choose Exercises For a Fighter’s S&C Session2023-08-06T14:59:42+01:00

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

How to Remain On It Without an Upcoming Fight

2023-08-06T14:59:45+01:00

For a Muay Thai newbie, gains are quick, and therefore motivation is high. But inevitably, progress slows and only those that continue to feel progress will keep at it. In this video I show you practical strategies to remain “on it” even if you don’t have a fight coming up… [...]

How to Remain On It Without an Upcoming Fight2023-08-06T14:59:45+01:00
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