SINGDAM KO DEFEAT BY KAZBEK KABULOV AT YOKKAO 25 – LESSONS FROM DEFEAT

Singdam KO?! Yeh, I know! That was unexpected! But let's take a closer look at this... I thought I’d share my take away points from Singdam’s shock KO defeat to Russia’s Kazbek Kabulov at Yokkao 25 in Hong Kong. If you have't seen it yet, here's the fight I'm talking about below: [...]

SINGDAM KO DEFEAT BY KAZBEK KABULOV AT YOKKAO 25 – LESSONS FROM DEFEAT2023-08-06T14:57:49+01:00

PLANNING MUAY THAI SPECIFICITY – WHAT GOES WHERE IN YOUR TRAINING

Muay Thai specificity is a term that's largely misunderstood, and therefore misused. In this video I set about explaining how all three main elements of your training; strength and power, cardio conditioning, and Muay Thai training itself, have a range of activities from general to specific. Once you understand this, you can begin to [...]

PLANNING MUAY THAI SPECIFICITY – WHAT GOES WHERE IN YOUR TRAINING2023-08-06T14:57:57+01:00

Can’t Throw Med Balls in Your Gym? Try This Suspension Exercise Instead!

I'm on a mission... to bring real strength and conditioning training to all fighters, even if they haven't got all the kit! ;) And this is especially true for fighters trying to keep on top of their training while away on holiday, or... even when out training in Thailand. We all know that resistance [...]

Can’t Throw Med Balls in Your Gym? Try This Suspension Exercise Instead!2023-08-06T14:52:38+01:00

Videos – How To Plan Muay Thai Strength and Conditioning

I've put together a few videos that should answer a some planning training questions for you. The first one considers what I believe is the biggest mistake in Muay Thai strength and conditioning. Rather than just waffling on, just watch this 2-minute video and all will become clear... The second video elaborates [...]

Videos – How To Plan Muay Thai Strength and Conditioning2023-08-06T14:52:50+01:00

A Sneaky Muscle Imbalance

My sports massage therapist Jacqui Sinclair pointed out I've a muscle imbalance in my back. Are you thinking this doesn't apply to you? Guess again — it's a sneaky muscle imbalance! Although I use a well balanced strength and conditioning training programme, I failed to account for some innocuous postural activities. In this video I explain why [...]

A Sneaky Muscle Imbalance2023-08-06T14:53:00+01:00

Muay Thai Specific Strength and Conditioning Part 2

Not all of your supplemental training will transfer as directly to Muay Thai performance as others, but it also doesn’t need to. In fact, you'll run into problems if all your training does. So what's the deal, should your training be Muay Thai specific or not? In part 1 I discussed energy systems conditioning, [...]

Muay Thai Specific Strength and Conditioning Part 22023-08-06T14:53:04+01:00

Programming Single Leg Exercises For Muay Thai

I've had a lot of questions regarding how best to introduce single leg exercises into strength training sessions, so I thought I'd share with you an overview of my approach to incorporating single leg training for athletes in my Muay Thai strength programmes. Muay Thai Specificity In later, more Muay Thai specific training blocks, I [...]

Programming Single Leg Exercises For Muay Thai2023-08-06T14:53:12+01:00

Olympic Lifting & Kettlebells For Muay Thai?

Quan A Nguyen recently asked on the Heatick S&C Facebook page: "What do you think about Olympic lifting, and kettlebell training? Is Olympic lifting appropriate for MT? If yes, how should I modify my weight training schedule to include them?" Both Olympic lifting (snatch, clean and jerk etc.) and kettlebell training (swings, snatches and [...]

Olympic Lifting & Kettlebells For Muay Thai?2023-08-06T12:27:36+01:00

Muay Thai Metabolic Workout Video

This video post details the Muay Thai metabolic workout example described in the Muay Thai Metabolic Training article. If you missed it, make sure you also read this article so that you understand how to structure your own workouts. Further Resources Muay Thai Metabolic Training Functional Strength & Hypertrophy Routine for Muay Thai Fighters [...]

Muay Thai Metabolic Workout Video2023-08-06T12:27:44+01:00

Exercise Selection

I was recently asked a great series of questions regarding substituting alternative exercises for some of the ones I'd put together in my previously posted functional strength and hypertrophy routine. As a result I thought I'd run though my exercise choices and explain why I've selected them. Strength and conditioning maybe the practical application [...]

Exercise Selection2023-08-06T12:27:49+01:00

Lessons from a Master

Following another workshop with renowned coach Will Chung, I thought I'd share some of the fascinating concepts that he weaves throughout his work, and also some of my own personal realisations as a result of being exposed to his teaching. I'm physical capable, but Will's simple warm up drills broke me and all the [...]

Lessons from a Master2023-08-06T12:27:56+01:00

Why Fighters Should Exercise on One-Leg

In the previous article I posted a video showing a progressive series of unilateral (single limb) leg exercises, and this week I'll explain why they feature in my Thai boxer's strength and conditioning programmes. Because We're Thai Boxers Thai boxers operate on one leg or in staggered stances, placing an unequal load on the [...]

Why Fighters Should Exercise on One-Leg2023-08-06T12:27:57+01:00

Single Leg Exercise Progressions

Circa 2013, the emphasis on unilateral or single leg exercise is beginning to take hold in strength and conditioning circles. In reality most sports depend on producing strength, power and stability on one leg — with the exception of rowers, power lifters and Olympic lifters who compete bilaterally using both legs. However, Thai boxers [...]

Single Leg Exercise Progressions2023-08-06T12:27:58+01:00
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