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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.…

Foam Rollers for Muay Thai

Muscle ache is almost a daily bread for most people who train Muay Thai. Muscle aches are a good thing: the wear and tear creates opportunity for the muscles to grow bigger and stronger. But the soreness can sometimes be a pain, literally.…

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…

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,…

How to Improve Muay Thai

With the new year just a week away, it’s the time of the year to draft your annual resolution list. A new year’s resolution is an act of self-improvement, and as martial artists, we always look -or at least hope- to improve some aspect of…

Yoga for Muay Thai

There are many different ways in which to train to up your Muay Thai level. Besides working on stamina and your punching or kicking muscle power, there are many aspects of athletic performance in Muay Thai that should be worked on but often…