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Category: Strength Training

The Strength Training for Muay Thai Guide

There’s a lot of information about strength training for MMA right now, but very little in the way of Strength Training for Muay Thai out there. These article I wrote back in 2014 has been one of the more popular articles on our site. As of 2017, I’ve updated this article. Strength Training has an important, yet often under utilized, place in your Muay Thai training, no matter if you are just training for fun, fitness, or to fight. There’s a number of reasons why you might want to do strength training a couple times a week.   You can...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

In my previous article, The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting, we talked about what this diet is and the benefits. Now I’m going to talk about HOW to actually start IF’ing. Intermittent Fasting (also called ‘IF’) can help you LOSE weight while retaining muscle (this is called a CUT), gain lean muscle mass while minimizing fat gains (this is called a LEAN BULK), or building muscle while keeping the same level of bodyfat (this is called BODY RECOMP). This article will focus on a CUT style diet which is probably 90% of you folks are most interested in. At the...

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Will Strength Training Help Your Muay Thai?

This is a question that’s often asked and I think is worth a solid answer to. There is a LOT of debate out there with many people saying Strength Training is unnecessary while others swear by it. I feel that strength training can offer quite a few benefits — indirectly. Let’s look at why this is the case in detail. Rather than just TELL you that strength training is a positive thing, I’ve tried to give some solid scientific reasons behind the WHY of it. This is sort of a prequel article to my How to Strength Train for...

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