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10 Signs You Have A Good Muay Thai Pad Holder

When you train in Thailand, your pad holder (trainer) plays an essential role in your development. Some people get lucky and end up working with amazing trainers, while other people get the short end of the stick and get someone who doesn’t care. The truth is that most students who come to Thailand can’t recognize the good from the bad. People assume because a pad holder is Thai, they must be amazing. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Additionally, just because a pad holder is popular among foreigners, does not make them a good pad holder. I’ve known some...

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Where to Train Muay Thai in Thailand – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Koh Samui or Phuket

One of the best parts of training in Thailand is choosing where to train. With so many great places to train in Thailand, it can be hard to choose where to train. Should you train in the mountainous region to the north or on the tropical islands near the beaches? For most people, the choice will come down to the four largest destinations in Thailand for Muay Thai: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, and Phuket. Each place represents an entirely different environment for training. There are some other regions like Hua Hin, Koh Samui, Koh Phangnan, Krabi, and Koh Tao that...

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Ultimate Guide to the Best Medicine Balls

If Arnold Schwarzenegger popularized weights and dumbbells, it was Sylvester Stallone that popularized the Medicine Ball.  That brown leather ball Rocky used to get his rock hard abdominals has come a long way, as has the whole concept of Medicine Ball training.  We look at the best Medicine Balls around. It’s taken a lot of sit-ups and ball slams to come to a conclusion on this but we found the 14 inch XD Kevlar Medicine Ball to be the best ones around, boasting the perfect size and durable materials as well as falling in line with the best, most...

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Why You Shouldn’t Train When You Are Sick or Have an Infection

When you are in a training groove, taking a few days off is hard. All that hard work you put into getting in peak shape is suddenly at risk the moment you come down with something. While you may be tempted to train through your illness, you must remember that you are training in a group environment. If you show up at the gym when you are sick with something contagious, you run the risk of getting other people sick. Nobody wants to train with someone who can get them sick. While people can train through a cold if you...

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The 14 Types of Pad Holders You Find Training In Thailand

When you train in Thailand, the one person who can have the biggest impact on you is your trainer. If you end up with the right trainer, you can make huge improvements in a short period of time. Conversely, if you end up with a bad trainer, you may make little or no progress at all. Contrary to popular belief, just because someone is from Thailand does not make them automatically good. Like all things in life, there are good pad holders, average ones, and even bad ones. Over the past 4 years of being in Thailand, I have worked with countless pad...

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