Muay Thai Insights: Wisdom from Our Expert Trainers.
In this article, we’ll explore the wisdom and guidance offered by our experienced Muay Thai trainers, delving into the profound meaning of Muay Thai in the lives of fighters and coaches. From pre-competition preparations and nutrition recommendations to future aspirations in the world of Muay Thai, our trainers share their invaluable advice for aspiring fighters and enthusiasts alike.
What does Muay Thai mean for fighter and coach life?
Muay Thai is part of our cultural heritage for us Thais, and to me it means respect. In essence, Muay Thai transcends being a sport and a way of life, a source of identity, and a means for personal and cultural enrichment for both fighters and coaches.
How do you instruct your boxers to organise e the days leading up to a competition?
The athletes undergo two days of very hard training before the intensity is reduced in the last week. They initially have four days of light training, and in the last three days they only concentrate on shadowboxing to become aware of fight tactics. In addition, they use the time to reduce their weight and for massages.
What diet do you recommend for the athletes?
With respect to nutrition, I focus on the daily consumption of beef, rice, and vegetables. Beef is important as it strengthens the body. Soy milk can be used as an extra source of protein. Athletes must drink plenty of water and very little alcohol, and in the last three weeks before a fight, they have to abstain completely. Soft drinks are acceptable as they refresh the athlete. I don’t like the idea of steroids.
What are your plans for the future in Muay Thai?
I want my athletes to grow even stronger, and for the entire training group in our gym to improve. The athletes compete in many countries and visit many gyms, where they are introduced to new ideas that we can use in our training here. I would like to continue improving our repertoire of techniques.
What is important to become a successful fighter?
The most important things are perseverance and the motivation to do intensive training. You must believe in yourself and keep on working on your career. Never let yourself be distracted from your goals. If it’s possible to train like a Thai student, that will be of great value. I recommend that the readers come to Thailand for training, so that they get to know the style of training here and the Thai lifestyle. It’s best to eat what Thai fighters eat, adopt the same intensive training techniques, and leave sufficient time for regeneration.
The article concludes with insights on what it takes to become a successful fighter, emphasis ng the values of perseverance, motivation, and unwavering dedication to intensive training. The trainers encourage readers to consider training in Thailand to experience the unique training style and lifestyle, adopt the same dietary habits, and ensure sufficient time for recovery, ultimately embracing the essence of Muay Thai.