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One of the things that Muay Thai athletes enjoy about the sport is the range of training exercises. The main aim of Muay Thai exercises are to keep your body strong, your kicks and punches fast and sharp, and get your heart rate going. Some of these exercises include jump rope, sparring, punching and sprinting, sit-ups and punch-block-kick combos with a heavy bag.  Using a heavy bag can seem intimidating to a beginner, especially if they don't have much previous experience.  What are the benefits of using a heavy bag? Incorporating a heavy bag into your Muay Thai training is...

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There are many combat sports out there, and each has its own set of rules, techniques, and benefits. And while they may all have their similarities, their differences make them unique and identifiable. Oftentimes, people may confuse them or think of them as the same thing. Two such combat sports are Kickboxing and Muay Thai.  What is kickboxing? Kickboxing is a striking style of combat sport that involves kicking and punching your opponent. It is often used as an umbrella term to describe a range of martial arts and combat sport fighting styles. Kickboxing is a stand-up fighting style, which...

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Muay Thai, or the art of eight limbs, is one of the best martial arts to learn for self-defense. It’s called the art of eight limbs because you use your fists, elbows, knees, and shins during combat. Since you’re essentially using your entire body during Muay Thai training, It’s a great way to stay fit. You need to do a wide range of exercises. Sadly, you may not be able to work out at a formal gym for a wide range of reasons.  Don’t worry – we have your back. Here are some basic Muay Thai exercises you can do...

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If you are planning to begin Muay Thai training, it is critical that you obtain the appropriate equipment to ensure your safety and performance. Shin guards are used by fighters and trainers to protect their legs from injury when training.  Shin guards are used in numerous full-contact sports to protect the shin bones and minimize the impact when kicks land against the body. However, Muay Thai shin guards are not the same as shin guards that are used in other sports such as soccer or hockey. This is due to the fact that heavy striking martial arts that emphasize kicks...

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So, you’ve been hitting the Muay Thai ring hard. Training for hours at a time. Practicing your jabs, kicks, and techniques, but somehow you just can’t seem to deliver your blows with enough force.   The truth is, your skill and performance alone won’t make you an excellent Muay Thai athlete. You may be lacking a major ingredient - strength. Maybe it’s time to look into some strength and conditioning workouts.   What is strength and conditioning?  The term refers to exercise that focuses on building strength, size and endurance of the skeletal muscles. It requires resistance training and engaging equipment that...

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