6 Facts About Muay Thai Weight Lifting

WEIGHTLIFTING POWERS UP YOUR MUAY THAI GAME

By Nick Spiegler

Traditionally speaking, people that train Muay Thai (some fighters in particular) shy away from weight lifting. A very common mindset and training approach is that a few sets of calisthenics is sufficient for strength development.

In the modern age, however, some pushups and pull-ups are not going to cut it. Proper strength training done in a smart and focused way will only serve to improve overall fitness and your fight game. If you want to get serious about lifting for your Muay Thai game, then you need to accept the following six points as true.

#1: Lifting Won’t Make You Any Slower

Believe it or not, weight lifting will not make you bulky and slow if you do it properly. However, a high calorie diet and lifting like a bodybuilder can make you add unnecessary mass and cause you to be slower in your movements. So eat the calories necessary for training and lift specifically to...

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Nutrition For Muay Thai: How To Eat Like A Champion

Everything You Need To Know About Nutrition For Muay Thai

“Most know how to eat well, but don’t do it. Noncompliance is our biggest obstacle.

Having good nutrition is more than just “eating clean.” It means executing the right plan to make you feel good, look great and perform at or above expectations. Our visions of “eating clean” conjure images of boring meals, being miserable, and the endless work that comes with cooking your own three squares a day.

Following basic nutrition principles looks easy enough on paper. Most of us know we can and need to eat better, but we eat in a way that would make the Cookie Monster proud and our grandmothers shudder. Don’t despair. You’re not alone. Practicing good nutrition on the regular is simple in theory, but can be difficult in execution. Most of us know how to eat well, but we don’t do it. Noncompliance is our biggest obstacle.

If you’re anything like...

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