Tips & Tricks — Care

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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How to Look After Your Hands and Wrists

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How to Look After Your Hands and Wrists

Your hands and wrists form 2 of the key limbs used in the Art of 8 Limbs. Not only are they integral to effective boxing, they're also crucial components of your blocking and clinching capabilities. Unfortunately, your hands and wrists are two areas in your body made up of numerous, individual bones. In fact, your hands each have 27 bones and your wrists each have 8 small bones, alongside 2 long bones in your forearms. This means there's plenty of opportunity for breaks, tendon issues and injury.     Given how crucial our hands and wrists are to our everyday...

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