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Strength for muay thai

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Stifton, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Stifton

    Stifton White Belt

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    hi,

    I have been doin muay thai for about a year now and i am looking for a good strength program.

    I am tall and thin with a long reach and i have heard that extra muscle can make you gas quicker, and would move me up a weight class or two.

    Should i try to stay long and thin ( kinda like anderson silva) or should add extra bulk which would help my power but not speed?

    cheers.
     
  2. zx

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  3. RMMaryport

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    For a start I believe you're telling lies, either that or you have an awful trainer, no-one in their right mind who has done MT for a year would consider fighting in a weight above their natural class, it's like throwing your self to the lions, unless you're extremely talented and we shall see you compete at K-1 sometime in the near future?

    Other than that, the goal is to fight as low a class you can, to try to get that size and reach advantage over your opponent, thus easing you into the competitive side of MT.
     
  4. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I was told the same thing when I started training and finally fighting. At 5 11 fighting at 80 kg I was told I should really drop to 78, instead over the following 4 years I ended up finally fighting at 84.

    Don't get me wrong, fuckers be tall at that weight (on average I was at a 4 inch height disadvantage).
    Fortunately I looked like a heavy weight and had the cardio to back it up.
     
  5. RMMaryport

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    You sound huge dude, stocky.

    I'm 6'1 and fight at 70kg, is it MMA or MT you compete in?
     
  6. Stifton

    Stifton White Belt

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    so i should not try to increase strength?
     
  7. zx

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    Of course you should do some resistance training.
     
  8. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Muay Thai

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    That was 3 years ago. I'm off the wagon these days
     
  9. Stifton

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    what kind of resistance training though, which muscles are important for muay thai
     
  10. IronWolverine**

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    I think you should work on power instead... of strength alone.
    You dont have to be bigger to be stronger.I'm proof of that!
    I have great strength and speed for a guy my age I'm about 5 10
    weighing 157 pounds.Knothing but sheer power.
     
  11. Origins

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    Your whole body is important for MT. Read the FAQ's and squat, press, bench, and deadlift. I would suggest Rippetoe's Starting Strength.
     
  12. *peeks into thread*

    Did someone say they wanted to bulk up their Moo Tai muscles??? :3

    I have just the thing for you....
     
  13. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Start undergoing a full body strength training regime.

    From a sport specific application, strengthen your rotational muscles as a secondary arm, biceps being tertiary (although they will be trained during the pulling movements).
     

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