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  1. I’m female, about 5’8” and about 135 lbs. My legs are definitely on the slim side. I’ve had a pair of Fairtex shinguards for the last 18 months that are biting the dust. They have been fine but I’m wondering if there is a taller, slimmer brand that would work better? Top King maybe? I don’t want to order and return a bunch if I can avoid it.
  2. Hi all, I started training Muay Thai about a year and a half ago. I train anywhere from 1 to 3 hours most days, including the usual jumping rope, running a bit, skip knees, drills, sparring? Etc. It’s all going well except for the fact that my Achilles are completely f**ked. They hurt especially during jumping rope, running, and skip knees which are all integral to training. It’s been since last December that I’ve had this off and on, but mostly on, and it’s driving me crazy. Has anyone had this issue and find a way to address it? I’m doing physical therapy, stretching, strengthening exercise and it’s still an issue. All suggestions are welcome!
  3. I’m considering an amateur fight in the next year. I’ve done a point sparring thing but it was a no knock out event and I only prepared for it for maybe 3 weeks. If you have fought as an amateur, what does “fight camp” look like? How much do you run? How many hours are you training? What other activities do you do to prepare? In a perfect world, we would all be able to stay fight ready all the time but that not always realistic, lol. I’m training maybe 10-12 hours a week currently without running, which I would add in as soon as I make a decision if this is going to happen. I’m planning on speaking to my coaches about this too but I wanted hear about different ranges of experiences about what it took to be fight ready.
  4. I’m just now seeing this! The advantages are that most people have a bit more humility and understand their challenges and limitations as well as their strengths. Not saying that this isn’t possible for younger people but for most, getting older means getting more grounded. And life experience helps to gain a bit of perspective, I think. Hard to explain until one experiences it.
  5. One of my coaches and I were just talking about this exact thing today. Older people who are just starting haven’t experienced the injuries and overuse issues. My body, after manufacturing and birthing 4 children in 7 years, needs a LOT of conditioning to get up to speed. But otherwise, I’m starting fairly fresh. There are lots of advantages of having a more mature perspective too.
  6. I might be the wrong person to answer this because I’m still a bit of a beginner, lol. But I’m 41 and started training last year and planning on fighting next year. I’ve done a sparring tournament but not full contact. It’s probably a bit more work as an older person but ask yourself if you would regret not giving it a shot. I’m guessing it would all depend too if you are talking about amateur vs professional, skill level, etc. But IMO, you are far from too old.
  7. I had my first sparring tournament a little over a week ago and lost. She was a good bit smaller than me so I’ve taken a bit of ribbing from my coaches. I’m not sure if I feel shame but I do feel a little bit of frustration and maybe some embarrassment for not using the tools I know I have. Im chalking it up to first time jitters and hoping next time my nerves calm down a bit. I’ve only been training for a year so I guess I can hardly expect my first experience with someone outside my gym to be a stellar performance. Lol I’m any case, I’m telling myself that many people who train Muay Thai or other combat sports never step in to any sort of competition. I won a different kind of battle by being incredibly nervous and doing it anyway. Good on you for doing the same. The hardest one is behind you and now you know what to expect a bit more.
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