Sunday, May 26, 2019
It's a good idea to increase your muscular strength, power, and speed work as part of your overall training program.
You must integrate a strength & conditioning routine with your skill work. These cycles can have a dedicated training day/time to themselves or you can perform before or after your skill training.
In this video, I go over a hip hinge progression which will transfer over for front kicks, teeps, knees and basically anything hip related.
I hope you find this video useful for your Muay Thai training. Leave a comment with any of your questions and share this video with your teammates.
Best to your training,
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Weak and tight muscles will limit your techniques. In this clip, I demonstrate 2 movement prep exercises which can help loosen up and strengthing your hips, quads, glutes, hamstrings, and ankle. Good addition to your warm up if you are looking to improve your techniques, especially you're focusing on teeps, front kicks, foot jabs, etc...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Neck stability, strength, and endurance are vital for all athletes involved in any contact sport. Especially for combat athletes and martial artists. It can make the difference between taking a hard shot that gets you KTFO or taking that same hard shot but it just rocks you.
For this series of Neck Exercises, I use the Neck Bridge. Unlike in wrestling, I prefer not to arch my lower back. That involves lower back and neck mobility which is sport specific to wrestling for avoiding a pin or escaping bottom positions. A great movement for grapplers.
If you can’t perform the bridge I’d recommend you start off with isometric holds to strengthen your neck muscles. Also, avoid these exercise until you’re strong enough to bridge with body weight for at least 2 mins and always start off with a lightweight.
Let me know how these exercises work for you and don't forget to comment and hit like on this post.
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Thursday, June 7, 2018
Warming up can make or break your training. There's more to warming up than just feeling "warm" or getting a light sweat going.
There's activation, movement prep, mental prep, breathing, you're intentions for the training session, etc... the list goes on and on.
I've been working consistently on a Warm Up Blueprint for Muay Thai Boxers. Whether you're training solo or in a class, jumping rope and shadow boxing isn't enough.
I have other warmup complexes, movement prep and guide coming soon. For now, hit the clock for a 3 min round and give do this at your next training session.
Best to your training,
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Monday, June 4, 2018
I can't believe it's already June. I'm thankful that May whipped by so fast because it was a hectic month for me; both financially and physically. If you're going through the same situation, here are a couple of tips to put out those fires...
Friday, May 25, 2018
Hey guys, Maggie here! Danny let me take over the blog today to share what we buy at Trader Joe's in a typical week. So many of you ask us what we eat throughout the day to keep our energy up and also to control cravings so I thought I'd share the things we buy at Trader Joe's in our weekly shopping trip and a few of our favorite recipes!
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
When it comes to Muay Thai, kicks must be blocked with your shin so that your opponent won't score. However, raising your knee against a kick isn't always enough if your opponent is kicking right through your shin or off balancing you. Here's how to strengthen your blocks so you don't look weak to the judges.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
One of the biggest problems I faced when I started Muay Thai was poor plantar flexion (pointing your foot out). I also see it in some of my newer students.
Back then, during a sparring class, I threw a teep and missed my partner. My coached yelled at me to point my foot. I fired again and missed. "He heard you yell it and stepped back," I thought to myself in frustration as the round continued.