Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Muay Thai Training Tips



Muay Thai is a highly physical martial art. It's a simple, yet brutal art as others would say. This combat sport has gained considerable interest among fitness buffs and martial arts enthusiasts all over the world because of the numerous benefits that it offers. So if you're thinking of trying it out, here are some muay thai training tips and things that you should know, especially if you haven't taken up a martial art before.

Professionals
seek the guidance and supervision of professional Muay Thai instructors for all aspects of your training session: warm-up, pad work, heavy bags and cool-downs.

Basics
Start slowly, get a good grasp of the fundamentals and the proper Muay Thai techniques so that you can train intelligently and improve progressively.

Patience
Muay Thai as you may have already realized is intensive and demanding, there will always be something new to learn and mastering this art takes time. Be patient, take it one day at a time and keep moving forward.

Enthusiasm
Another way to say this is lighten up and enjoy it. The process of moving from a newbie to a master is a roller coaster, you will laugh, you might cry. Keep an open mind, give it your best and enjoy the results.

Discipline
As obvious as this may sound, a level of discipline is necessary. Results will come through consistency, consistency comes from perseverance and determination, both are a product of your focus. Focus on your goals, start today and do not stop until you have achieved your objective.

Relax
However, you must allow your body to have at least one day of rest every seven days. If you are brand new to the sport, a recommended initial one day interval between sessions is adequate, as you improve, you will be able to train up to 3-6 days consecutively.

Don't push yourself too hard.
Go easy to start. It is very important to learn the proper mechanics first than pushing yourself to train hard right away. Learning the proper mechanics would give you a solid foundation and it also reduces the risk of injury.

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