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Heavy clothing while training muay thai?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by milkcarton, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. milkcarton

    milkcarton White Belt

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    I don't know where this thread would fit but seeing as I do this while I train muay thai I figured it'd go here, lol. Who else here trains with two shirts on and a jumper to cut more bodyfat while training? I find for me it works, anyone else? I know alot of people run in a Sauna Suit even while they aren't cutting weight just to burn bodyfat so its easier come fight time.

    What about you? ^_^
     
  2. c0r1nth14n

    c0r1nth14n Blue Belt

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    The pros at my gym will do that sometimes, when a fight is coming up, but not all the time.
     
  3. CollarTie

    CollarTie Blue Belt

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    We use to wear sweats and jackets during wrestling conditioning whne we were trying to cut a few pounds. But that didn't really help cut body fat, we just used it to start a sweat faster, and then keep it. There isn't really a point in losing a whole bunch of water weight every time you train, when you're going to regain it all by the next morning.
     
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    Connoisseur Purple Belt

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    You'll just get way hotter, sweat more, and elevate your heart rate more. All things that could be achieved by just working harder. If you want a better workout (which will burn more fat), work harder. Only wear layers when you need to cut.
     
  5. ambertch

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    well everything's already been said already in this thread so yeah - training with additional layers of clothing on to sweat more while not cutting weight for a fight, is pretty pointless (unless I dunno it's mental conditioning to make yourself tougher?)

    I can't think of a reason why that would burn more calories.
     
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    I heard that its actually better to train with light clothes or no shirt for normal practice, and only using sweats when you are trying to cut water weight for a fight. Your body will get used to training in hot clothing eventually, which will make losing those last few water pounds before a competition even more difficult. I've never had to cut weight, though, so don't take it from me.

    As for training in sweats or sauna suits, they don't actually burn fat, just water weight
     
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    this
     
  8. Frode Falch

    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    you wont burn any more fat this way. But i guess you dehydrate faster.
     
  9. deluxeMT

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    Yeah, dehydrate more, possibly hinder recovery.
     
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    That clear salty liquid that comes out of your skin is not fat, mmmkay?

    If sweating more helped you could just live in a sauna until you were at 6% bodyfat.

    Do people ask questions or look at you weirdly when you're wearing all that clothing?
     

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