3 No Fail Tips For Ultimate Strength & Conditioning Results
1. Stay off the Machines! As a Muay Thai practitioner you ARE the machine so don’t lock yourself in to another one. Stay out of the “health club” gyms because a seated chest fly has no benefit for a Martial Artist. There are hundreds of pushup variations that will build strength, speed, and power while incorporating other muscles than just your chest. Nak Muays are not bodybuilders, don’t train like one. Pick up and use: dumbbells (no bicep curls), medicine balls, kettle bells, and barbells.
2. Go back to the basics! When it comes to your skill training, “there is no such thing as too much practice”. Things like shadowboxing, hitting the bag, and pad work are all staples of Muay Thai. There are a few things that are a must in your strength & conditioning program if you want to excel and build armor around your organs. For your weight training: Deadlifts, back squats, and presses are essential. When using your own bodyweight (calisthenics): pushups, pull ups, dips, sit ups, back extensions, squats and lunges will build a great foundation for you to move on to more advanced methods. Learn to crawl before you walk, then run!
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