View Full Version : Strength training which won't impact Muay Thai Training
05-24-2004, 09:32 AM
I've posted on the Program Design Help Desk, but I'm interested in comments anyone has. I train Muay Thai three times per week, doing all sparring at the moment. This has really improved my cardio/endurance and I've lost weight, but my strength has decreased quite a bit. I'm looking for suggestions of something to do to increase strength without putting on weight, and which won't impact my ability to spar three times a week.
05-24-2004, 12:08 PM
05-24-2004, 12:46 PM
I believe Pavel has an article elaborating as to why his "Russian Kettlebell Challenge" program doesn't contradict his position in that article.
05-24-2004, 01:24 PM
This specific writting discusses protocols to be used when barbell weight training. Pertains to "Power To The People" book, again oriented to barbell weight training. Checkout Pavel's websites http://www.dragondoor.com/pavelnews_archive.html and http://www.dragondoor.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl or "The Russian Kettlebell Chalenge, Xtreme Fitness for Hard Living Comrades," Pavel's book on kettlebell lifting and training.
05-25-2004, 03:54 AM
Thanks guys. I've read Power to the People, and I like the idea of training which doesn't fatigue you, so I'll give it a go. I'm also interested in the article Coach Sonnen mentioned about RKC not contradicting this position. I went to Coach Hadden's Clubbells Seminar and really enjoyed using the Clubbells, so is there a way to use them and/or Kettlebells in a similar format which I could use around my sparring? Or would that lead to overtraining?
05-25-2004, 04:35 AM
Barbell training may be good for general strength/GPP, but if you want to develop functional strength/SSP continue with your exploration of Clubbell/CST. Suggestion - 1 or 2 Clubbells and Circular Strength or C4 book. Keep your training basic, and give yourself one solid month of training.
05-25-2004, 06:20 AM
You're less likely to overtrain by following CST and more likely to see concurrent gains.
05-25-2004, 06:43 AM
What kind of training protocol would you recommend? I don't actually own a clubbell yet ( will do once the paycheck comes in), so I'll play around with it for a month when I get it, sub-fatigue, but after that I curious as to what to do. Thai boxing leaves me wiped out, so I can't train on those days(weds, fri, sun), and I'm guessing any kind of density training on my "off" days is out. At the moment I'm getting to grips with the basic bodyflow moves on those "off" days.
Thanks again everyone.
05-25-2004, 06:52 AM
Don't play around with it since you're already predisposed to overtraining. Let us know when your equipment arrives by posting a request in the CST PROGRAM DESIGN HELP DESK.
Use your off days to 'unwind' with Body-Flow for now.
05-25-2004, 07:08 AM
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