One of the easiest traps to get pulled into when doing Muay Thai, and when doing anything really, is creating excuses for yourself.
I get it. Muay Thai’s tough. Even if you’re a professional fighter, it’s still tough to get up each and every day to train. There are times when even Paul and I get really beaten down by training. And if it’s tough for us, how could a beginner or a hobbyist expect to keep up?
The reason why Paul and I are talking about this today is because we get lots of comments about people who want to start Muay Thai but are hesitant for whatever reasons.
Some people might say they’re not in good enough shape, some people think they’re too old to train Muay Thai, some say they’re afraid of the environment, etc. The list goes on and on.
Paul and I both had and have excuses, too. We’re not perfect. Which is why we know how to address these excuses, because we’ve made them too.
One of the most important tips I can give you right off the bat is that bad training is better than no training. Even if your technique is horrible, at least you’re getting into the habit of training.
When you’re starting out doing anything, just getting started is the most important part. So whether you’re just going to the gym to work the heavy bag or whether you’re just doing some shadowboxing at home, just do it.
Think about it. Have you ever looked at yourself now and thought, “oh, if only I started doing this thing earlier,” whether that’s saving money, cleaning up your diet, or going to the gym. You don’t want to be that person who looks back and thinks: “I should have started this sooner.”
AND if you get started, don’t be upset if there are setbacks. Paul and I were on a podcasting streak, and we broke it. BUT we’re getting back on track. We’re not going to let a little break in our streak stop us from doing more!
It’s so incredibly easy to let these little excuses and little breaks that we give ourselves sink in. We can give ourselves a break for a day, then it becomes two days, then a whole week. Don’t let that be you.
One of the best ways to get rid of excuses is just awareness. It’s like everyone says, acknowledging the problem comes first. Once you are aware of your problems, you can crush them. That is exactly the goal that Paul and I have today. We are going to help you make sure that you get into the gym and we are going to crush every single excuse you could possibly come up with.
Paul and I both love Muay Thai. It has improved our lives in so many ways, and we want to help you get the benefits out of Muay Thai that we got out of it. And that all starts with taking that first step...
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