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

Stronger Fighter Training

2023-08-06T09:17:32+01:00

To become a stronger fighter, you must use resistance training correctly... Historically, old-school fight coaches claimed that weight training makes fighters big and slow. But that’s only true if you use resistance training poorly. When used in the right way, weight training can either make you much stronger WITHOUT getting any bigger, or both [...]

Stronger Fighter Training2023-08-06T09:17:32+01:00

Exactly Why A Big fighter Isn’t Always Stronger

2023-08-06T09:17:32+01:00

Understanding exactly why a big fighter isn’t always stronger is crucial for fight performance. It explains why some fighters perform well in their weight class and others don’t, and informs how you can best train to dominate your weight class too. As we’ve seen in the previous two videos, it’s speed that kills! However, [...]

Exactly Why A Big fighter Isn’t Always Stronger2023-08-06T09:17:32+01:00

Being Both Big AND Strong Hits Harder – Bigger Weight Class

2023-08-06T09:17:33+01:00

Continuing our look at who hits harder, now we consider fighters in different weight classes and the effect this has on the physics of striking! The last episode, “Fat Loss: Who Hits Harder, Big Or Fast?” created some fantastic points of discussion. And shone a light on some areas of confusion too. In this [...]

Being Both Big AND Strong Hits Harder – Bigger Weight Class2023-08-06T09:17:33+01:00

Rich Cadden: Real Deal Muay Thai Veteran – SoBC Podcast EP 16

2023-08-06T09:17:35+01:00

Not so common... Muay Thai coach to Muay Thai veteran fighter What happens when a 45 year old Muay Thai coach returns to the ring to compete for a Muay Thai veteran title, after 11 years out, and with 20kg to lose in 15 just weeks? …Huge lessons, and a big win! Rich Cadden, [...]

Rich Cadden: Real Deal Muay Thai Veteran – SoBC Podcast EP 162023-08-06T09:17:35+01:00

Without Burnout or Blowout – Planning Long Term Fight Performance Training

2023-08-06T09:17:35+01:00

Fighters burnout all the time. Hobbyists, amateurs, and pros alike must learn how to balance high intensity fight training with adequate recovery, to not only peak on fight night, but to optimise long term fight performance and health too. We all have a training “Goldilocks zone” that boosts our performance without sending us into [...]

Without Burnout or Blowout – Planning Long Term Fight Performance Training2023-08-06T09:17:35+01:00

Is Fighter Performance Training Healthy Or Not?

2023-08-06T09:17:36+01:00

Combat sports have so many athletic qualities and technical and tactical skills demanding attention, that training opportunities are inexhaustible! But, is fighter performance training healthy? In truth, the objectives are different when either training for health or training for optimal fighter performance – even if both walk hand-in-hand for part of the journey. There's [...]

Is Fighter Performance Training Healthy Or Not?2023-08-06T09:17:36+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

How Do Thais Train So Much – And Why You Don’t Have To

2023-08-06T09:17:43+01:00

In this episode, we ask how do Thais train so much and explain why you don’t have to! I’m often asked questions similar to this one from Alex… “I was wondering something while I was training at Attachai. The sessions over there are way harder than I’m used to, but I assume he just puts [...]

How Do Thais Train So Much – And Why You Don’t Have To2023-08-06T09:17:43+01:00

Deadlift Lower Back Pain & Adjusting Your Training Program

2023-08-06T09:17:46+01:00

I'm often asked how fighters can adjust their training programs if they're experiencing lower back pain while deadlifting. Here's a recent question... "I'm struggling doing deadlifts at the moment due to my lower back being activated before my glutes in my posterior chain. "I'm working on the muscle imbalance in [...]

Deadlift Lower Back Pain & Adjusting Your Training Program2023-08-06T09:17:46+01:00

For Fighters – Is ONE Run Enough?

2023-08-06T09:17:47+01:00

Many fighters struggle to adapt their training program to suit their personal weekly schedule... A schedule that’s VASTLY different to a full time fighter out in Thailand. In this short podcast, I explain more by way of a worked example from Jamie. Join the most informed Muay [...]

For Fighters – Is ONE Run Enough?2023-08-06T09:17:47+01:00

The Truth About Muay Thai Training ‘Best Practice’

2023-08-06T14:59:03+01:00

Consider this… Accepted ‘best practice’ is only the ‘best so far’. In his book Rebel Ideas, Matthew Syed discusses what we accept as ‘best practice’... It makes sense that if there’s a way of doing things that proves superior, that everyone should adopt it. [...]

The Truth About Muay Thai Training ‘Best Practice’2023-08-06T14:59:03+01:00

Bryan Popejoy: Muay Thai Mentors, Self Belief, Structure, & Adaptability – SoBC Podcast EP 12

2023-08-06T14:59:07+01:00

Bryan Popejoy has found himself at the forefront of American Muay Thai since the 1980's, literally involved from Illinois in the East, through Arizona, to California in the West. His experience both as a Muay Thai fighter himself (in the early "Wild West" period of American Muay Thai), and as [...]

Bryan Popejoy: Muay Thai Mentors, Self Belief, Structure, & Adaptability – SoBC Podcast EP 122023-08-06T14:59:07+01:00

Angela Chang: Female Fighters, Thai Culture, & Self-Honesty – SoBC Podcast EP 11

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

Podcast episode with Angela Chang, a New Yorker now living and fighting Muay Thai in Bangkok, WBC ranked 12 super flyweight in the world, a social media manager and writer, and author of the Muay-Ying website which promotes muay thai for everyone - equal pay, spotlight, and opportunities for everybody...

Angela Chang: Female Fighters, Thai Culture, & Self-Honesty – SoBC Podcast EP 112023-08-06T14:59:08+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

Daniel McGowan: Work Ethic, Patience, The Bulletproof Mindset – SoBC Podcast EP 10

2023-08-06T14:59:09+01:00

Martial arts and Muay Thai are all that 25 year old Dan McGowan has ever known. And just when he began to question his own dedication and purpose, Muay Thai gave back – in the form of fantastic opportunities with the other legends at Evolve MMA in Singapore. Dan is [...]

Daniel McGowan: Work Ethic, Patience, The Bulletproof Mindset – SoBC Podcast EP 102023-08-06T14:59:09+01:00

2 Weeks Out – How To Structure Muay Thai S&C

2023-08-06T14:59:10+01:00

I've been asked how I'd recommend structuring strength and conditioning when you're just 2 weeks out from a fight. So here's a quick "down and dirty" podcast episode to get something out quickly! Join the most informed Muay Thai performance community out there! Subscribe Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/donheatrick Apple [...]

2 Weeks Out – How To Structure Muay Thai S&C2023-08-06T14:59:10+01:00

Starting Late – Starting Anyway – Finishing Ahead

2023-08-06T14:59:11+01:00

How to surpass those that have been training longer than you in Muay Thai I’m often asked questions like… “Is 20 years old too late to start Muay Thai and become successful with it?” So in this episode, I wanted to add a little flavour to answers I’ve given to [...]

Starting Late – Starting Anyway – Finishing Ahead2023-08-06T14:59:11+01:00
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