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I asked my partner recently if he'd be willing to help me train by holding pads for me at home he said yes although not enthusiastically.. honestly i never though he'd say yes but he did!

 Fast forward just got a pair of fairtex in the mail and asked him to hold for me to just try them out, i ended up inadvertently teaching him how to punch too afterwards.

My partner doesn't do Muay Thai or any other kind of contact sport for that matter (not really the kinda guy that wants to punch stuff although ive gotten him into UFC/Muaythai fight vids) it was kinda cool teaching him how to throw a hook.

Does anyone have any advice for working out/padwork at home? especially experiences with people that dont do MT?




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Hey Mish, 

I would come into the workout with a structured layout of what combos or techniques you would like to have done that day. This way you arent thinking about what to do next and trying to figure out how to teach and what to teach. I found its easier to go into the workout with a structure, for example. 

Start with a simple warm up, try doing 3 sets of these 3 exercises for one minute each.

Warm Up

Warm up 1 - Jumping Jacks

Warm up 2 - Continuous Squats

Warm up 3 - Crunches (or push-ups you can choose depending how you feel that day)

Do the workout and technique with the same intensity or higher as the warm-up. You want to keep up your heart rate and have fun as well. So if you want to focus on punches then go through how to jab, cross, hook, etc. then implement them into a work out. Try something like this to keep intensity high and also to push you and your partner. Each for the exercises with the techniques hold the pad for each other. So both of you do the exercises that don't need the pads, then once you both reach the technique round - you hold pads for your partner then once they are done you hit pads, then you both do the next.

Let me know if this works for you, I would be happy to share some more workouts I have put together that keep the heart rate up. HAVE FUN!

excercise one

100 alternating hops - hop up with your feet in the stance and alternate the footing as you land.

excercise two

10 left teep + cross combinations

excercise three

25 close grip pushups 

excercise four

100 jab-cross combinations


excercise five

50 alternating roundhouses (left, then right)

excercise six

20 alternating teeps - take these slow and make sure you get the right technique

excercise seven

10 jab + cross + right knee combinations

excercise eight

45 mountain climbers - jump as high as you can, push off the floor with your toes.

excercise nine

40 crunches 

excercise ten

60 navy seals - the slower the better and harder, keep chin on chest. 

excercise eleven

10 jab + cross + Hook +right roundhouse combinations

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