Muay Thai Training Exercises: The Ultimate Guide to Fitness, Strength, and Fight Preparation

Muay Thai Training Exercises: The Ultimate Guide to Fitness, Strength, and Fight Preparation

by Christoph Delp

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Overview

Effective martial arts training, especially for a demanding sport like Muay Thai, requires a prudent training plan. In Muay Thai Training Techniques, professional trainer Christoph Delp shows amateur as well as advanced fighters how to best utilize their training time, whether at home or in the gym, alone or with a partner or coach.

A comprehensive guide for Muay Thai fighters as well as those utilizing Muay Thai techniques in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai Training Techniques teaches effective exercises to improve flexibility, stamina, and strength as well as basic fighting techniques such as feints, counters, and combinations. Muay Thai champions Saiyok Pumphanmuang and Kem Sitsongpeening are featured, demonstrating their own training methods and most effective techniques. Training is broken down into core components that any Muay Thai fighter or instructor can use to help build an individual training plan; several ready-made, detailed training plans are also included for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners. Rounded out with crucial information on nutrition, weight classes, and the importance of regeneration to effective training, Muay Thai Training Techniques will help all Muay Thai fighters to take their practice to the next level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583946572
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 597,884
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

CHRISTOPH DELP is a martial artist, fitness trainer, and author of numerous books on martial arts and fitness, including Muay Thai Basics, Muay Thai Counter Techniques, Kickboxing: The Complete Guide, and Fitness for Full-Contact Fighters. His Muay Thai DVD series, designed to accompany his books, is currently in production. His popular YouTube channel can be found at www.youtube.com/muaythaidvd.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

About the Book Series xi

Chapter 1 Training Background 1

1 Facts Worth Knowing about Training 1

2 The Spirit of a Thai Boxer 3

3 Training Plans 11

4 Training Documentation 13

5 Preparing for a Competitive Career 14

6 Developing Technical Skills 19

Chapter 2 Effective Training 25

1 Basics 25

2 Warm-Up Phase 31

3 Main Techniques Training 32

4 Cooling-Down Phase 38

5 Regeneration 40

6 Nutrition 41

7 Selecting Your Weight Class 44

Chapter 3 Solo Trailing 49

1 Background 49

2 Basic Techniques 51

3 Stretching and Loosening 63

4 Stamina Training 77

5 Strength Training 84

6 Workouts 109

Chapter 4 Techniques 111

1 Introduction to Techniques 117

2 Combinations 119

3 Counter Techniques 133

4 Misleading the Opponent 147

Chapter 5 Training Plans 163

1 Basics 163

2 Training Plans for Beginners 163

3 Training Plans for Amateurs 164

4 Training Plans of Professional Athletes 167

Books and DVDs by Christoph Delp 177

Online Resources 178

The Book Team 179

Other Resources 181

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