Muay Thai is a beautiful, yet deadly, art that originated in Thailand and has taken the world by storm due to its effectiveness for combat, self-defense and improving your health. Whenever one practices martial arts, they must work hard to improve their craft to bring out the best version of themselves, and Muay Thai is a great way to do so. However, there are some common roadblocks that many practitioners face on this journey.
In today’s post, the top Muay Thai gym in the area, American Boxing, shares these problems as well as the ways you can overcome these challenges.
Keep in mind that you can never outtrain a bad diet. Even if you’ve done an hour of high-intensity interval training, coupled with strength and conditioning, but consuming food with poor macronutrients, then your work will be all for naught. Having a good diet will provide carbohydrates that will provide you with the energy to give your best during a Muay Thai session. Not to mention that a well-balanced diet will give you the proper nutrients to help you recover after a great session. You’ll maximize the benefits of your exercise by controlling your food intake.
Even if you’re training for recreational purposes, Muay Thai can push your body to its limits, compared to what you’re used to when training lightly. This is why some practitioners get injured during training, mostly in their foot, or ankle whenever they’re working the heavy bag. You’ll definitely understand why your personal trainer heavily emphasizes warming up and using the proper form when you’re practicing Muay Thai.
Utilizing the proper form allows you to deliver maximum power without injuring yourself in the process. Warming up your muscles before practicing also helps because it wakes up your dormant muscles before they’re worked during the session. This also helps you limber up and avoid getting sore following the session.
Are you looking for a new way to advance in your fitness journey? Consider trying out a session from American Boxing, the trusted name in Muay Thai & fitness in the area. We can also help you reach your goals through the help of our resident fitness consultant. Call us at (858) 581-2694 for any questions, or if you’re looking for a membership. We’re located in the Pacific Beach area in San Diego.