By Sean Fagan
It takes a lot of practice, patience, and dedication to become a good Muay Thai fighter. To perform at your best, you need to prepare your body and mind. Warming up is an essential part of any workout routine, whether you're training for Muay Thai or any other sport.
Warming up helps prepare your body for the intense workout ahead. It increases blood flow to your muscles, increases your heart rate, and raises your body temperature. This helps to loosen the muscles and joints, making them more flexible and less prone to injury. It also helps to improve your performance by enhancing your range of motion, coordination, and agility. In essence, warming up prepares your body for the rigors of training or competition.
Not warming up before a workout can have serious consequences, like muscle strains, joint pains, or even more severe injuries, like ligament tears or dislocations. When you workout, your muscles undergo stress and tension, which can cause them to...
I’m not huge into workout supplements by any means… but there was was a time (prior to my Muay Thai career) where I did my fair share of experimentation just because I wanted to look ripped and jacked as hell.
Needless to say, I made my fair share of mistakes trying some not-so-safe bodybuilding supplements that may have given me short-term results, but did more harm than good in the long term.
Now that I’m not worried about looking like a testosterone junkie, I’ve focused more on living a healthy life and putting natural, healthy things in my body. I’ve learned from my mistakes and made sure to study up and do some research before putting anything into my body. Below are some of the best supplements I found that have noticeably helped with my Muay Thai training, recovery, strength, endurance and overall health.
Note: Supplements should only be...
By Andrew Bryan
It’s a simple fact of life but it never gets any less true: food is your body’s fuel. If the fight is won in the gym, then it’s also won in the kitchen. Your athletic performance will never reach its peak if you don’t have a healthy diet to back it up.
When you’re a Muay Thai fighter, or any kind of explosive athlete, your body is constantly working those fast twitch fibers. It’s great fun but it can also be grueling on your body and unfortunately, sports will wreck your joints over time. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you’re eating the right kind of foods to keep your body in top condition.
You need carbohydrates and protein. While they both do different things, you can’t have great fitness without both. Carbohydrates give you the energy to get through hard workouts, to be able to push more and work out harder. The...