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  1. Yes. 230 pushups 50 step ups 50 lunges 50 one legged squats 50 burpees *for extra pain I've added 10 3 min rounds on the heavy bag at this point* 64 bodyweight rows Either 4 planks each held for a minute OR 400 crunches 120 supermans
  2. Yes. Now I do Dutch Muay Thai which is different than Thai Muay Thai I find boxing is helpful. You must modify the defensive head movement so you don't eat kicks and knees.
  3. Glad things are better. Im interested in what the more experienced MT people have to say about your vids
  4. If you're having problems seeing then it's time to get a Dr somehow and I'm glad you did. So now, unfortunately all you can do is wait. I have been in similar situations and understand how frustrating it is. Good luck.
  5. Torn knee cartilage is a weird injury. If the tears are small they can break off completely or lay back down and, either way, cause no pain. I've got torn cartilage in both knees but that's what happened to me so I am pretty much symptom free with normal range of motion and strength. That said, arthroscopic cartilage trimming is pretty quick to recover from. I know one person who had it and was walking without crutches the next day (that may have been unwise but he had no discomfort/loss of strength from it) Another friend had the cartilage trimmed and went out dancing that evening. I certainly DO NOT recommend that however the point is it's a simple surgery and recovery is comparatively easy compared to more invasive surgeries ... weeks vs months You're a young guy and it's giving you problems and if it was me I'd get it fixed. YMMV but I believe in fixing problems when they're small
  6. First - I'm just an old guy who's trained for a long time. I am not, nor ever have been, a pro or amateur fighter. A few things strike me as worth questioning. "i start to think about diet, lifting programs, training schedules, trying to fix and perfom at the best at everything" What does your coach say? I have read you may want to do your strength training AFTER your muay thai training. The idea being, you don't try to perform the finer movements of muay thai after having exhausted those muscles via strength training. I've found, as I've gotten older, periodically mixing strength training and bagwork together helps me perform while tired BUT I'm 55 and you're 24 so I don't know if this is reasonable for someone your age. I can tell you I trained for 30 years without mixing the two so I think any benefit I get from this is due to my age. This "We recently have kids added to the same class" bothers me a great deal. No place I have ever trained has mixed people heading for competition in with children. There have always been special training sessions only for the competitors. Is this what you mean by "training camp" and I just don't understand? Is your "training camp" going to consist of you and any other competitors undergoing additional training/conditioning not appropriate for children and/or those who are not competing?
  7. this is an old trick and was done in the 70s before sports science knows what it does today when you add weight you run the risk of using the muscles differently than they were intended for some, maybe that's not a problem. for others, it will lead to muscles not normally involved with kicking being recruited to help you keep your balance and sling the weight around which will lead to muscular imbalances and injury the chance for hyperextending your knees also increases because the joints were not designed for your foot to weigh 5 extra pounds IF you do this do it very very very sparingly and pay attention to your body IMNSHO it is a too much risk for too little reward kind of thing
  8. It's worse than you imagine. When I watch fights going on in the US, which is rarely, I leave the sound off
  9. Hi all. My name is Mark. I've been training (karate/jujutsu/m.a/kickboxing) since 1982 and taught from 1990-2018ish In 2018 the health club I was at cancelled my program and I gave up teaching to enroll at my friend's kickboxing gym and it feels like a vacation. I go to training, I stand at the end of the line, no one asks me any questions and I can concentrate completely on myself.. I haven't had THAT since the 80s. Looking forward to the conversations here
  10. Long time martial arts practioner/teacher (karate/jujutsu/mma/kickboxing) Health club cancelled my program about 4 years ago so I said "I quit teaching" and enrolled at my friends gym. He calls what he does Dutch muay thai and I assumed that meant the style of muay thai done by the Dutch. I had occasion to train at a gym recently who had to say "Dutch" muay thai is a sloppy perversion of Thai muay thai and cannot be considered "real" muay thai. You all are practitioners of what I understand to be muay thai from Thailand so I've got to ask what are your views on Dutch muay thai: Garbage done by the Dutch OR I don't care what it's called, if they hit me good for them if I stop them and hit them better for me. I have a thick skin so I won't be insulted by anyone calling it garbage. I like my friend's gym, his coaching style, the people training with me and I'm learning stuff. He could call it Combat Ballet for all I care.
  11. "I often see the criticism repeated that nak muay have "bad" footwork, "no hands", and a "lack" of head movement, especially compared to western boxing. What are your thoughts on this?" Depends on who's talking. Someone untrained? I ignore that completely and drink my beer. Someone who's only experience is boxing? I'll take what they have to say about boxing seriously but lowering your head makes it easier to get kicked/kneed in it. Someone who's experience is in kickboxing/muay thai? Them I'll listen too.
  12. 1. I'd say if you're hitting the ribs, then yes slow it down. 2. Having been hit with padded elbows doing MMA, a padded elbow will have enough power to ruin the other guy's day
  13. 2nd Impact Syndrome is not a joke. A friend of mine went back to finish a bout after getting their bell rung and somehow being able to conceal any problems from the ref. They ate a head kick and it was bad. They lost color vision for a few days/weeks ... everything was brown like an old time photograph. They had tunnel vision for days/weeks as well. The Dr told them no more getting hit in the head ever and if they are lucky they may not develop Parkinson disease
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