Muay Thai is arguably the most powerful and skillful fighting disciple ever developed, requiring technical and effective movements. In order to attack and shield your opponent’s blows, you must build your strength to ensure you have solid fists and joints.
Developing arm-length and strength is essential in Muay Thai, which makes stretching a vital part of conditioning the body. It is important to focus on a strong and diverse stretching regime in order to get your body in a good physical condition. Training regularly is the only way to reach your peak of fitness. Without doing so, your performance will never advance, leaving your body unable to sustain the impact of Muay Thai. A qualified instructor will be able to show you effective techniques, that won’t restrict you to the gym.
Long fights require a high degree of flexibility, speed, stamina and power, so beginners must pay close attention during their training. To reduce the risk of injury, you must ensure you stretch properly before any activity. Excessive strain can be avoided by taking scheduled breaks between every two training sessions.
As an amateur, full protective wear must be used, including: head gear, gloves and groin guards. Specialist Muay Thai equipment is vital when sparring or in combats, to ensure comfort and agility. Loose fitting, light cotton shorts are recommended for quick movements.
Good nutrition is a must, if you intend to reach the prime of your fitness and develop a good body shape. The healthier and more balanced your diet, the better your training results will be. To reach optimum fitness you need to understand the needs of your body, taking into consideration your physical activities, your height and weight. The fundamental requirements for a sustainable diet include eating the right amounts of carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. It is a good idea to get into the habit of checking the labels of food packaging to monitor what you are eating and its quantity.
If you want to be the best, you have to train like the best. So, are you ready!?