Fighting Fitness – How To Plan Fighter Endurance Training

2024-04-26T13:43:06+01:00

Fighting fitness has different components, that developed well can transform your game. The secret to training fighter endurance is to plug the gaps in fighting fitness typically left behind by regular bag work, pad work, and sparring practice. Don't do more of the same, develop what's missing. For most fighters, that means targeting GENERAL [...]

Fighting Fitness – How To Plan Fighter Endurance Training2024-04-26T13:43:06+01:00

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

Overdoing It? Training Youth Fighters Part 2

2024-03-13T16:48:01+00:00

Welcome back to part 2 of Training Youth Fighters! In this episode, we continue our exploration into the art of training youth fighters, focusing on the crucial concept of finding balance. Join me as we dive deep into the intricacies of youth training methodology. We'll dissect the common pitfalls of early over-specialisation and the [...]

Overdoing It? Training Youth Fighters Part 22024-03-13T16:48:01+00:00

Is Weight Training Safe For Muay Thai Youth Athletes? Training Youth Fighters Part 1

2024-03-06T13:47:26+00:00

In this part 1 episode, we dive into a crucial topic that concerns many coaches, parents, and young athletes alike: the safety and effectiveness of weight training for Muay Thai youth athletes. As a seasoned coach with a deep understanding of athletic development, I break down the nuances of incorporating weight training into the [...]

Is Weight Training Safe For Muay Thai Youth Athletes? Training Youth Fighters Part 12024-03-06T13:47:26+00:00

Muay Thai Questions And Answers – Zone 2 Cardio, Sparring, Rapid Recovery, Fighter’s Deficits

2024-04-25T09:57:24+01:00

You asked about zone 2 cardio, sparring frequency, recovering quicker between rounds and more... Here are the answers! In this episode I answer your burning Muay Thai questions, covering topics like: The benefits of Zone 2 cardio training (aka Cardiac Output) and how to implement it into your Muay Thai training Optimising for faster in-between [...]

Muay Thai Questions And Answers – Zone 2 Cardio, Sparring, Rapid Recovery, Fighter’s Deficits2024-04-25T09:57:24+01:00

Muay Thai Sport Specific Training Overkill? The Hidden Risks

2024-01-17T17:37:37+00:00

Muay Thai sport specific training has it's place. But there are hidden risks. Many fighters don't realise there's a tipping point where more sport-specific training stops helping and starts increasing overuse injury risk instead. The more training hours you put in, and the more years you’ve been in the game, compounds this risk. And [...]

Muay Thai Sport Specific Training Overkill? The Hidden Risks2024-01-17T17:37:37+00:00

Essential Exercise Movement Patterns For Fighters

2024-01-11T21:26:21+00:00

Skip the outdated bro-splits and use the essential exercise movement patterns to start training like combat sport athlete… It's not enough to just lift weights - we need to train our bodies in a way that transfers directly to better striking, clinching, and evasion. In this video I break down the 8 fundamental exercise [...]

Essential Exercise Movement Patterns For Fighters2024-01-11T21:26:21+00:00

Fight Training Without A Fight? Stealing Muay Thai Fight Camp Gains

2023-12-29T10:35:46+00:00

Fight training without a fight? It may seem counterintuitive, but you CAN capture the performance benefits of a fight camp without ever stepping foot in the ring. The secret lies in periodisation - strategically planning your training into blocks that progressively build strength, power, speed, and Muay Thai specific skills. This optimised structure allows [...]

Fight Training Without A Fight? Stealing Muay Thai Fight Camp Gains2023-12-29T10:35:46+00:00

Using Supersets The Right Way (Without Annoying Everyone)

2023-12-22T07:17:27+00:00

Supersets done the right way pack twice the punch into your workouts without hogging gym space. Learn clever superset strategies to boost resistance training in half the time. Learn the ideal gym setup, pick the right exercises, and master timing for efficient workouts. Watch now to elevate your strength game without annoying your gym [...]

Using Supersets The Right Way (Without Annoying Everyone)2023-12-22T07:17:27+00:00

Real Muay Thai Muscle Endurance Training: Elevate Your Fight IQ

2023-12-06T17:39:12+00:00

Ironically, a fighter's enthusiasm to dominate in the ring might lead them down the wrong path—both in training for muscular endurance and strategically on fight night. By making smarter decisions regarding how you train your Muay Thai conditioning, you'll not only enhance your physical performance but also elevate your fight IQ. In this muscular [...]

Real Muay Thai Muscle Endurance Training: Elevate Your Fight IQ2023-12-06T17:39:12+00:00

How To Use a Short Fight Camp In Thailand & Fight Back Home

2023-11-09T09:40:29+00:00

Want to know how to use a short fight camp in Thailand to boost your fight performance for a fight immediately when you return home? The secret lies as much in what you DON'T do as much as what you DO do! In this episode, a behind the scenes of an in-depth coaching session where [...]

How To Use a Short Fight Camp In Thailand & Fight Back Home2023-11-09T09:40:29+00:00

The Secret To Managing Life Stress and Training Stress

2023-11-01T17:43:24+00:00

There’s an intricate relationship between managing life stress and training stress. In this episode, gain invaluable insights into how stress impacts your performance, both inside and outside the gym, from the unique perspective of a seasoned Muay Thai, and strength and conditioning coach. Join me as I decode the correlation between General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) [...]

The Secret To Managing Life Stress and Training Stress2023-11-01T17:43:24+00:00

From Imbalance to Powerhouse: The Truth About Muay Thai Strength Training

2023-10-19T17:26:41+01:00

The untold truth about Muay Thai strength training. Learn more about incorporating resistance training seamlessly into your training routine. Discover why traditional Thai trainers have been skeptical, and how you can strike a balance between these two worlds. Resistance training isn't just about raw power; it's your body's insurance policy against wear and tear. [...]

From Imbalance to Powerhouse: The Truth About Muay Thai Strength Training2023-10-19T17:26:41+01:00

Weekly Muay Thai Muscle Mass Building

2023-10-12T14:40:07+01:00

Let's face it; Muay Thai is a world where form and function are inseparable. For fighters, it's not just about how you perform in the ring; it's also about how you present yourself. A well-built physique can boost confidence and even intimidate opponents. While muscle-building isn't the primary goal for Muay Thai fighters aiming [...]

Weekly Muay Thai Muscle Mass Building2023-10-12T14:40:07+01:00

Fight Ready Pad Work – A New Take

2023-09-21T10:33:06+01:00

Fight ready pad work isn't just about sweating out; it's about crafting a strategic approach that replicates the fight's intensity. Dive deep into the nuances of fight-specific training in this episode, as we uncover how to leverage pad work sessions for maximum psychological and physical benefit, ensuring you're sharp and agile for the big [...]

Fight Ready Pad Work – A New Take2023-09-21T10:33:06+01:00

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

The Fight Camp Is Dead. Long Live The Fight Camp!

2023-08-06T09:29:34+01:00

The truth is, the traditional fight camp is dead. Today, we're here to discuss a groundbreaking shift in mindset that modern fighters are using in their approaching training, a shift that can take your performance to a whole new level. It's time to challenge the traditional fight camp mindset and embrace a continuous, progressive [...]

The Fight Camp Is Dead. Long Live The Fight Camp!2023-08-06T09:29:34+01:00

Burnout Or Overtraining –The Truth And How To Recover Quicker

2023-08-06T09:17:03+01:00

One thing’s for sure, at some stage, every fighter will push their training too far and burnout. Likely, getting sick or injured, along with feeling grumpy, depressed and lacking motivation to train at all. You can both catch this before it happens and recover from it quicker, IF you understand the three stages on [...]

Burnout Or Overtraining –The Truth And How To Recover Quicker2023-08-06T09:17:03+01:00

Adjusting Training Before Going On Vacation Or Holiday

2023-08-06T09:17:04+01:00

Heading on vacation in five weeks? Let's make those weeks count! Join Lorenzo as he fine-tunes his standard 4-week training block to make the most of the FIVE weeks before his travels! In this episode, we review the proven 4-week strength conditioning structure: 3 weeks of progression and 1 DELOAD week... But how can [...]

Adjusting Training Before Going On Vacation Or Holiday2023-08-06T09:17:04+01:00

What To Do If You Fail The Prescribed Number Of Reps!

2023-08-06T09:17:05+01:00

If you fail the prescribed number of reps in your training program... why did it happen, and what should you do? In this episode, we delve into the intriguing nuances of rep max testing... We uncover the occasional phenomenon where exceptional performance during testing doesn't translate to sustained success in the training block. And highlight [...]

What To Do If You Fail The Prescribed Number Of Reps!2023-08-06T09:17:05+01:00
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