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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by DrewGZA, May 19, 2008.

  1. DrewGZA Green Belt

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    Hey guys, I was wondering what the best exercises would be to apply and hold onto a successful Muay Thai clinch. It would probably involve something to keep your elbows pinched together, as well as the power to throw your opponent back and forth like a rag doll, and be able to still stand up and dish out punishment if he just tries to drop out of it; not to mention bring up really powerful knees from there.

    Also if they are taller than you if the exercises should be in any way modified.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Crono7 GET TO THE CHOPPA

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    chin ups? or chins with palms facing each other if you want to get specific
     
  3. Richard Emling Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    clean to over head press
     
  4. Bogdan Bozhinov Amateur Fighter

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    Power cleans, pullups, rows, deadlifts.
     
  5. Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Technique, technique, and then some more technique.
     
  6. andrewbc Purple Belt

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    its my understanding that its core strength that makes you strong in the clinch. whether it be greco roman clinching or muay thai. try some zercher squats or overhead squating. i could be wrong tho...
     
  7. sway_dizzle Yellow Belt

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    close grip lat pull downs
     
  8. erskine777 Orange Belt

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    full contact twists
     
  9. AU1977 White Belt

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    What he said.
     
  10. Penkis I

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    Practise tha thaiplum.....
     
  11. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Get put in the ring with some good fighters who will throw you around like a rag doll if yo udon't learn how to counter act it (especially when tired).

    Also, some saxon side bends and pull ups with a varying grip distance.

    Enjoy
     
  12. vince89 Banned Banned

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    Plum sounds so gay.
     
  13. krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    I know from a fairly good muay thai fighter that says "the stronger your deadlift gets the stronger you get in the clinch"...

    Of course its obvious that its a technicall skill, Thais spend more time practicing clinch than westerners and altough Thais are small they have strong clinch.
     
  14. vince89 Banned Banned

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    Its definately technique/timing, how many pro Thai fighters do you think Deadlift? Probably not even 5%. Also Id say something like neutral grip pullups, 6 to 12 and diagonal sledgehammer strikes and med ball torso swings probably are more relevant strength exercises for the clinch than the Deadlift.
     
  15. codysweet02 Brown Belt

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    Could you imagine if they did deadlift though? Buakaw would be a mass murderer by now.
     
  16. krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    Well if your down in the 50 or 60 kg weightclasses and are going to be fighting in thailand you propably wont.

    Now if your a big boned westerner that will compete in an 80 or 90kg or 100kg weightclass and will be fighting in Holland then that is another story.

    For the later example I think deadlifts could serve you well at times...
     
  17. Darkballs Black Belt

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    find a 25 lbs medicine ball. place it between your forearms. raise your forearms to the sky and squeeze. if the medicine ball explodes, you have a solid plum.
     
  18. deadpool H***an Chop!!

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    There is some truth to the deadlift even though Thais don't generally deadlift. Wrestlers too are very strong in the clinch. I believe technique, coupled with very strong core and of course grip has to do with a strong clinch.
     
  19. Centaur Black Belt

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    First and foremost.



    I found that helped me a lot as well.
     
  20. Jasonny5895 Orange Belt

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    I would suggest dumbell pullovers because they strengthen both the lattimus dorsi as well the tricep. This aswell the peck deck, because the pectoralis major comes into place when holding your elbows together to avoid him pummeling in and getting inside your clinch.

    Rist rolls, curls and chinups aswell, for holding the person tight to you.

    Finally i would suggest deadlifts, to give you a stonger lower back/hamstrings to avoid the person trying to back break you.
     

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