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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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High impact, high contact sports such as Muay Thai require good quality, sturdy equipment and protection. Quality boxing gloves and helmet are crucial, but shin protection is definitely necessary since Muay Thai incorporates a lot of kicking.  The bones in the top of your feet and toes are small and extremely delicate. One of the main causes of foot injury in Muay Thai fighters is a lack of adequate protection. Shin guards protect your shins, ankles, feet and toes during sparring. You won't be able to accomplish much without it, no matter how new to the sport you are.  As...

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Most people, especially in recent years, have made fitness and health a primary priority. The benefits on the body have been studied for ages and the benefits have been proven time and time again. However, one of the drawbacks people have with working out is how much it feels like work.   For some people, just going to the gym or going for a jog isn’t enough to motivate them to exercise. This has caused many to seek out alternative options to the traditional methods of exercise. One of the newest waves that have seen people from all ages and sizes...

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If you have ever accidentally hit your fingers or knuckles against an object, then you know the pain and injury it could cause. Imagine hitting someone in the face with full power without any protection.  Just the thought alone can send you wincing. This is why a pair of good boxing gloves are absolutely essential if boxing or Muay Thai is about to become a part of your life.   Why do you need a good pair of boxing gloves?   The bones that are in our hands are very small and delicate, as they allow for precise movement and function of...

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What’s your Muay Thai fighting style?  If you’re a complete beginner, you might be confused by this question, and if you’re just starting out, your answer might be, “I’m figuring it out..” Muay Thai has an extensive array of fighting styles for you to choose from, and we’ll be going over four of the most popular ones, but first, let’s talk about the fighting modes and the fighting ranges.    The Four Fighting Modes Aggressive Aggressive-style fighters overwhelm their opponent with their physical strength. These fighters have high endurance levels and win fights by overwhelming their opponents.   Counter Fighters with...

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