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Battle Ropes for Muay Thai

In my previous article ("How to Improve Muay Thai"), I listed some areas of my Muay Thai performance that I wish to improve upon, one of which is striking. The effectiveness of striking depends not just on strength but also explosive power,…

Core Training for Muay Thai

Core is a popular topic in martial arts. If you didn’t already know this, the core is the source of power. The better your spine is stabilized with strong core muscles, the faster and more forceful your movements and strikes can be.…

Medicine Ball for Muay Thai

Good things come in threes. In part three of my (unplanned) trilogy of articles on plyometrics (see “Battle Ropes for Muay Thai” and “Plyometric Box for Muay Thai”), let’s take a look at a very widely used training equipment for martial…

Plyometrics Box for Muay Thai

This is how it is: You can’t achieve optimal performance in Muay Thai just by training Muay Thai on its own. Every pro fighter incorporates a range of other exercises into their training program. This may include -but not limited to- road…

Calisthenics for Muay Thai

Not too long ago, a friend of mine, Jon, posted some photos of his calisthenics training on Instagram and it caught my attention instantly -no pun intended. Jon used to be fairly small sized but now he’s all ripped, lean and strong. He…

Neck Strengthening for Muay Thai

It’s New Year’s Day and instead of a hangover, I had difficulty getting out of bed due to a terribly sore neck (the whole upper and middle trapezius) from yesterday’s clinching session. We usually get partnered up with someone of a similar…