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Enhance your mental wellbeing with Muay Thai

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Enhance your mental wellbeing with Muay Thai

People are increasingly conscious of the integral role mental wellbeing takes in our individual lives, and rightly so – it is estimated that 1 in 6 people experienced some sort of mental health problem in any given week. No longer is mental wellbeing the taboo topic it once was but is now an increasing focus amongst healthcare institutes, government policy and employers too. With the increasing pressures of modern life and the innumerable distractions most people face on a day-to-day basis, it’s easy for people to neglect the necessary effort and attention needed to maintain peak mental wellbeing. Fortunately, Muay...

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Troubles From Training – Foot Infections

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Troubles From Training – Foot Infections

Training Muay Thai is tough on the feet, despite the fact we land kicks with our shins. The constant movement, pivoting and footwork generates friction which can result in blisters, sprains and cuts. Meanwhile, the contact with pads and people can bruise feet, sprain ankles and even fracture bones. Over time, the skin on the soles of your feet will toughen, making blisters less likely and the instep and top of your foot will become conditioned as to not be damaged when making contact. However, the threat of feet infections is constant, irrespective of experience and conditioning.     Hygiene...

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5 Tips for Increasing Flexibility

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5 Tips for Increasing Flexibility

A fundamental route to unlocking the full potential of your rotations, power and speed in Muay Thai is by building a high-degree of flexibility throughout your body. Developing the ability to quickly move your limbs through a wide-degree of rotations without strain or injury, will significantly contribute to you're overall effectiveness in Muay Thai. For instance, high-levels of flexibility enable you to throw head-kicks at short range and lead leg body/head-kicks without the need to step or switch stance.     That said, it's easy to see why flexibility is something you should consistently work on to build and maintain....

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Picking the Right Muay Thai Shorts for You

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Picking the Right Muay Thai Shorts for You

Muay Thai shorts are incredibly distinct and, besides kickboxing, are rarely seen in any other sport or martial art setting. They are specifically designed for Muay Thai practitioners and are built with materials that enable ventilation, comfort and heat dissipation. The most common construction features satin and an elasticated waistband (how many rows in the waistband varies but 5-8 is common). Some shorts are made of nylon but these are typically low quality and don't hold well when wet. Design wise, they can feature all manner of designs and colours with each brand having their own variations.     Since...

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What is Purposeful Practice and How to Do It

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What is Purposeful Practice and How to Do It

People are awed at the feats of athletes when they succeed, break records, and stun us into silence with their execution. Many of us are quick to bless such athletes with terms like “gifted” or “talented” to label what’s behind the incredible results they achieve. People also use these terms to make such athletes and sportspeople seem like elevated others, who are naturally endowed with something others cannot get unless they’ve naturally attained it from birth.   However, there is an increasing body of science to suggest that not only is such labelling misplaced in many cases but completely ignorant...

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