My Daily Workout – Muay Thai

I’m posting an example of my average daily workout, 6 days a week generally.  It seems reasonable on a number of levels to do this, not only for my...

I’m posting an example of my average daily workout, 6 days a week generally.  It seems reasonable on a number of levels to do this, not only for my own sake so that I can look at it a few months from now and see how I’ve developed, but also because it might be motivational or helpful for others to see that what I do is feasible.

Understand that this is my full-time job, not additional to a full-time job, so obviously there are things to be taken and things to be adjusted when adapting this to the “real world.”

I’ve been doing this for only 12 weeks, so I’m certain there will be many changes as I go.  Rounds are 5 minutes with 1 minute break.

AM Workout:

  • 8 km run
  • 200-300 jumping knees on bag
  • 3-8 rounds of shadowboxing
  • 5-7 rounds of padwork (depends on the trainer, mostly)
  • 300-500 kicks on the bag in drills (sets of 25 or 50 on one leg, then switch; current drills, each side: 25-50 maximum power; 25 pushing the bag and kicking as it is at it’s peak swing; 25 block and opposite side kick, 25 block and same side kick; 20 double kicks for speed, 30 triple and then repeat for a total of 200.
  • 200-300 teeps, sets of 25 and 100 – some sets with blocks.
  • 2-4 rounds punches on the uppercut and/or teardrop bag; elbows
  • 3-5 rounds freestyle on the bag, working a particular combination or technique in each round.  Example: jab, left hook to right kick; double right crosses; kick to knee, etc.
  • conditioning: 100-200 crunches (different kinds: tiger crunch, emperor’s chair, balance ball, hanging leg-raises) OR 1 minute each of 5 different ab exercises (taught to me by Kaensak); pullups with a towel grip (hold a towel that is draped over a bar); hip rotations (put your leg up on the ring or a chair and rotate all the way over as you would for a kick); and 2 rounds shadowboxing with a resistance band.
  • Optional: 25 minutes joint rotation

 

PM Workout:

  • 4-5 km run
  • 10-20 minutes skipping with Thai rope
  • (This next section is repeated from the morning; you can skip down to “Conditioning” for the differences)
  • 200-300 jumping knees on bag
  • 3-8 rounds of shadowboxing
  • 5-7 rounds of padwork (depends on the trainer, mostly)
  • 300-500 kicks on the bag in drills (sets of 25 or 50 on one leg, then switch; current drills, each side: 25-50 maximum power; 25 pushing the bag and kicking as it is at it’s peak swing; 25 block and opposite side kick, 25 block and same side kick; 20 double kicks for speed, 30 triple and then repeat for a total of 200.
  • 200-300 teeps, sets of 25 and 100 – some sets with blocks.
  • 2-4 rounds punches on the uppercut and/or teardrop bag; elbows
  • 3-5 rounds freestyle on the bag, working a particular combination or technique in each round.  Example: jab, left hook to right kick; double right crosses; kick to knee, etc.
  • Conditioning: 100-200 crunches of different types (see AM above); 50 pushups OR 10 pushups between each round throughout the workout; pullups with towel grip and pullups on bar (sets of 7, 6, 5… 1); weighted neck exercises, 3 sets of 25 with 5 lbs weight; clinch knees on the bag.

 

  • When I can (meaning I want more of it) – 2-5 rounds clinching; 3-5 rounds sparring; 20-30 minutes of block, kick-back and covering distance drills in the ring with Kevin. Andy’s neck bridges and trifecta.
  • If I don’t have a fight at the end of the week: deadlifts and side press; Russian Twist; bench press.  (I have done these only a few times because of my fight schedule, so reps and weights are not yet listed); long jumps and squats down the driveway (like a leap-frog drill); Master K “jacks” or “the 35”.

Training is from 6:30 AM until 9:00 AM (or, if I run with Andy from 5:00 AM until 8:00 AM) and from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.  So I have enough time to do all these things, but I don’t take long breaks between them.  I may take one round off after padwork before getting on the bag, but rests are generally 1 minute.

 

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A 100 lb. (46 kg) female Muay Thai fighter. Originally I trained under Kumron Vaitayanon (Master K) and Kaensak sor. Ploenjit in New Jersey. I then moved to Thailand to train and fight full time in April of 2012, devoting myself to fighting 100 Thai fights, as well as blogging full time. Having surpassed 100, and then 200, becoming the westerner with the most fights in Thailand, in history, my new goal is to fight an impossible 471 times, the historical record for the greatest number of documented professional fights (see western boxer Len Wickwar, circa 1940), and along the way to continue documenting the Muay Thai of Thailand in the Muay Thai Library project: see patreon.com/sylviemuay

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