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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…

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…

Muay Thai and Meditation

You see this quote all the time: You are your biggest enemy. When you get overwhelmed in a spar, or loses a fight, it isn’t only because your opponent is better. You get hit a few times and you start panting harder, you tense up, you lose…

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…

Muay Thai Running

I have never been much of a running man. Never did enjoy running as a form of working out. Especially the long duration, low-intensity abomination known to mankind as jogging. It is so utilitarian in nature that I derived not even a…