Thanks to Thai boxing, you can work out almost all muscle groups. Master of sports in Thai boxing and trainer of a network of fitness clubs
Mikhail Besan tells how and why to engage in Thai boxing.
These are the classic exercises from Thai boxing training. Your task is to make them at a fast pace and without stopping.
The legs are the width of the pelvis.
The right hand is near the chin and can perform protective actions against impact.
Hands in front of you and clenched into fists.
Try to make your raised arm and leg parallel to the floor.
Bend your right leg and move forward and to the side. This is a lunge position.
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Legs and body weight. Hands behind your head. The back is straight.
The sports master answers questions in Thai boxing and World Class fitness club trainer Mikhail Besan.
- Translated from Sanskrit Thai boxing - "free fight". This type of martial arts is dynamic. The athlete must be strong and perform punches quickly with his hands, elbows, legs and knees. Sometimes Thai boxing is called the “fight of eight-armed fighters”. Now Thai boxing is a trend not only in sports, but also in the fitness industry as a whole.
It transforms the body, pumps almost all the muscles, increases stamina and teaches to stand up for oneself. In the arsenal of the Thai boxer there are many tricks of self-defense. Thanks to Thai boxing, you can feel more confident. Well, if the day did not work out, it’s easy and pleasant to let off steam during training.
"If an athlete cannot control his emotions and doubts himself, he will not normally box.
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- At the beginning of the training you need to prepare the body for the load: warm it up, increase the pulse . You can run or jump through the rope. Then you can begin to warm up: start with the usual turns of the head, then proceed to exercises on the hands, arms, shoulders, legs, and so on. And only after the warm-up can be taken for the main part: the development of technology.
It’s enough for beginners to do it twice a week.
Gradually, you can increase the number of workouts to three or even more.
- Almost all. In Thai boxing, punches are often struck with a rotation of the legs and a turn. The calf muscles and quadriceps develop, it is they who generate such strokes. Hips are also important.
The stronger the boxer has them, the easier it will be for him to control the balance. The forearm is most tired in boxing, their development also needs to be given special attention.
The trained abdominal muscles will help combine strength into one powerful blow. The back is a kind of core of the whole body. Hands, like legs, strike and protect against the opponent’s counterattacks.
Triceps is needed for the speed of direct blows, biceps - for whip and stiffness of hooks and uppercuts. Well, shoulders, neck and chest are also worked out during training.
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- One must be prepared for battle not only physically, but also psychologically. If the athlete can not cope with emotions before the fight and doubts himself, he will not normally box and act wisely. If the fighter is well psychologically prepared, calm and confident in his abilities, he easily controls his mood and his movements.
Even in difficult combat situations - for example, when missing shots - he will be able to correctly assess the situation, take into account the capabilities of his opponent and solve tactical and technical problems.
The Challenger thanks the club World Class RedSide for their help in organizing and conducting the filming.