As we come to the end of 2014 and the holiday season draws near, let’s remember to finish the year strong! Don’t wait until January to get started on your resolutions and keep working on improving yourself to be the best you can. As always, remember to work hard, train hard and apply the core pillars of Muaythai; respect, honour, fairplay, excellence and tradition, to your training as well everyday life.
Last week our topic was about roadwork, but what’s road-work without strength training. In order to keep your mind and body strong, it is necessary to add in some weight training into your daily or weekly exercise routine. A lot of you who exercise or are new to the fitness world feel that strength training might think that this is reserved for the professional athletes or muaythai fighters. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Also, for muaythai practitioners, it is often debated whether or not to add weight training to your regimen. On one side of the argument, there are those that say that lifting weights won’t increase your power or will slow you down. On the other side, there are those that swear by weight training and say that it will indeed improve your muaythai.
All hardened, veteran Muaythai fighters are well conditioned to the grind of waking up early in the morning, putting their running shoes on and jogging at least 4-5 miles everday. We all know how much help putting in the roadwork helps, so in today’s article lets go into depth in regards to the real benefits of roadwork, why we need to do regular roadwork and how you can do effective roadwork that really pays off from your devotion and tolerance.