In my last article I touched on the importance of water for staying lean and healthy. Well now I’m back giving the M.V.P. of performance another shout out because, quite frankly, water doesn’t get enough ring time.
A majority of you “ammy" fighters believe that learning how to “cut weight” is your secret weapon to winning fights. I challenge you to re-think that thought.
Week 2 of the SHREDbyCROM™: 10 Week Battle Ready Nutrition Program started off great. I carried the momentum and motivation of week 1 over and was doing great. I was making some good tasting healthy meals and working out each day. I also started doing some kettlebell workouts.
What an awesome year of martial arts it’s been. So many great fights, so much action – combat sports just gets better every year. I hope your year has been full of great training and achievements and you’re going to finish off on a high note.
This is my first blog entry for what I expect to be a great lifestyle change for myself. For those not familiar with me, my name is Nathan and I run MuayThaiAuthority.com.
The history of the kettlebell dates back to the 1700’s, primarily used by Russian farmers to weigh crops. Those same farmers eventually evolved in to using them to show off their strength at local festivals. Today, kettlebells are the ultimate tool for any combat/martial athlete, if used efficiently.
Do you have the right mindset to excel in Muay Thai? Do you understand or even have a “why” for training? Do you have a vision in your mind of where you want to go in your journey?
I fell in love with the art of Muay Thai 20 years ago. The way I was able to find the art was as violently effective as the sport itself. As a young, lost soul with very little direction and aspirations in my life, I found myself in a street scrap that left me with a broken nose, fractured eye socket and a crushed ego. Till this day I am grateful to have the ability to talk about the experience since I could have easily lost my life. With a new appreciation for breathing I set out on a path to make sure I never came close to that kind of situation ever again!
As we all know, the “one shot” knock out is the final word of a Muay Thai bout. It is the pinnacle of any exchange where you render the opposition unable to continue their campaign. As a newbie you watched highlight clips over and over again so you could analyze and cringe on the impact.When you first started training, whether you were hitting the bag, pads, or your fellow training partner, you were thinking“that what would have been a knock out in a fight”. With the 8 weapons we have as Nak Muay’s, we can all imagine even one of those tools being able to stop our opponent dead in his/her tracks and not having your win or loss being decided by 3 people with differences of opinions.
Do you train as if your life depends on it? One of the most primal skills in existence, climbing, will test your every being, much like ring combat. Let’s learn this vital self-preservation skill, to keep you the dominant opposition.
If you are still doing bicep curls, leg extensions, and triceps push downs you are still playing Atari in an X Box world.
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