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What is muay thai conditioning like?
What kind of conditioning do they have you do in your muay thai classes? Go into detail.
This is what Thais do…foreigners try to keep up with this…
The daily routine varies from place to place. Professional fighters usually train from 6:30 am till 10:30 am, then again from 3:30 pm until 6:30 pm. It is common for everybody to wake up at sunrise, to take advantage of the cool morning air and do jogging for at least 1 hour. After, there is shadow boxing. Then it’s personal schedule: some fighters work on rubber tires to reinforce legs and knees, others start sparring or do some combinations at the banana bag. Every activity is timed by a bell at five minutes intervals. As an extra excercise for strengthening the body, some athletes may work with weights, or do sit-ups and pull-ups. A classic old-style training is the reinforcement of the neck’s back muscles (to avoid being knee-ed in the chin): holding a bucket of water in his teeth, the nak muay lifts it for a certain number of times, developing an unbendable neck. After the morning session the fighters take a shower, eat all together (mostly Thai or Lao-Isaan food), and go to rest. Everyday duties, like washing clothes, cleaning, buy supplies at the market or simply take a nap have to be performed during these hours, too hot for training. In the afternoon the training routine is repeated more intensively. This is the major factor that separates beginners/amateurs from professional fighters: the intensity of every muaythai training activity, especially sparring. muaythai training
Here below there is an example of a professional nak muay training schedule – not for amateurs! muaythai training
Morning muaythai training
06:00 – Warm up
06:15 – 1 hour jogging
07:20 – Drills (knees, kicks, punches, elbows with training bag)
07:30 – Shadow boxing (5 to 6 rounds) muaythai training
08:00 – Training bag techniques (4 to 5 rounds)
08:30 – Kickpads workout (2 to 5 rounds)
09:00 – Clinching/Sparring (up to 5 rounds, alternate days)
09:15 – Drills (knees, kicks, punches, elbows with training bag)
09:35 – Exercises (sit ups, push ups, chin ups)
09:50 – Shadow boxing (2 to 3 rounds) muaythai training
10:05 – Cool down, end of morning session, rest
Afternoon muaythai training
16:00 – Warm up
16:10 – 3 to 5 km jogging muaythai training
16:35 – Skip (4 rounds)
17:00 – Shadow boxing (5 to 6 rounds)
17:30 – Training bag (6 to 8 rounds)
18:10 – Kickpads workout (5 to 6 rounds)
18:45 – Clinching/Sparring (5 to 6 rounds, alternate days)
19:15 – Drills (as in the morning)
19:35 – Shadow boxing (3 to 4 rounds) muaythai training
19:45 – Cool down, end of the day
Have you heard of Cafe Press? They have a variety of clothing items bearing various novelty Isaan words and phrases.
Above is the logo to a white sleeveless T-shirt: supposedly it says “I have no money.”
This hooded sweatshirt well typifies the Isaan girlfriend — I can easily envision a lot of guys wanting to wear something like this when out with their special lady:
Zazzle.com (Zazzle.com) also has some similar novelty clothing items. If you scroll to the very bottom of that page, you will see links for Zazzle Worldwide Sites — there are currently 10 different countries displaying, but if you click the see all link, a total of 17 appear. Maybe your country is there, if you do not live in the States.
Yet one further online shop that sells some stuff like this is SpreadShirt.com (SpreadShirt.com). Canadians are directed to try SpreadShirt.com/us-ca for Canadian prices. There are also SpreadShirt webstores for Italy (spreadshirt.it), Germany (spreadshirt.de), Spain (spreadshirt.es) — in fact, quite a few other European countries; just go to spreadshirt.net, and choose your specific nation’s flag. However, I have not explored these various related websites to see if they all carry the Isaan-logo wear, but it would be reasonable to think that they should.
For some serious high-quality Isaan-inspired wear, you might try Siamese Style:
While we offer handwoven Thai silk and cotton, as well as traditional Thai clothing, we specialize in custom tailored Thai wedding dresses and men’s attire. We are also happy to acquire any items available here on a special order basis.
…We also stock or can get anything pertaining to the Thai Farmer’s way of life, including baskets, tools and cooking utensils. We also offer a Special Order Service for clothing, Thai handicrafts and farmers’ gear.
…In addition, we stock or can get anything pertaining to the Thai Farmer’s way of life, including baskets, tools and cooking utensils. We also offer a Special Order Service for clothing, Thai handicrafts and farmers’ gear.
There may well be other online sources through which one might purchase authentic Isaan clothing, but I do not at this time have any leads on such an enterprise. I suspect it would likely be more of a wholesale nature. Nonetheless, I shall keep my eyes open.
As a July 27 (2012) edit to this post, here are a few somewhat related references:
… record and archive Isaan cultural dance and performance, introduce official city signage in Isaan language, and initiate a weekly ‘Isaan Day’ that encourages government employees to wear traditional Isaan clothing.
Publish Date: 03/01/2012 17:33
isaan clothesisaan clothes isaan clothes isaan clothesisaan clothes Clothing? My wife thinks I have no style, and is forthright about censoring something.
Publish Date: 08/14/2011 1:44
KoratFart.com – Nakhon Ratchasima and Isaan Forum for Art, News & Culture. * Simple Machines Forum. Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. Did you miss your activation email? 1 Hour, 1 Day … She moved away only to feel shock after leaving the elevator to find someone’s semen splattered across her clothes and had trickled down her leg. The woman then asked security guards at the shopping mall to check CCTV footage of the elevator. She said the public …
Publish Date: 07/16/2012 9:05
Being warmer and more humid than most of you reading this deal with on a regular basis it’s important – and often necessary – to shower and change into clean clothes more than once a day. The Thai who perspire practice it, and since you’re in Rome, so to speak… While traveling, laundry can’t wait for Mondays, as it traditionally did back in the 1800s. … The washer and spinner of a middle-class friend’s family in Isaan. Clothes are still hung up to dry before ironing.
Publish Date: 06/05/2012 10:23
Earlier this week we went to the neighbouring amphur of Lue Amnat to watch a fashion show. We had not expected this to be the main event, but a supporting…
Publish Date: 01/15/2010 15:00
one that has fresh food and cooked food and pots and pans and clothing and chatter and laughter people, just like this one in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Twitcasted live and repeated here. Let’s visit the market. Posted by tom isaan …
Publish Date: 06/14/2012 17:13
Skip to content. The Isaan Record … The committee cited statements by medical personnel at the hospital, who thoroughly searched Pairote’s body twice, including removing his clothes, and did not find any drugs. It said that …
Publish Date: 03/16/2012 18:45
Clothing, footwear and phone accessories seen to be the main products on sale, It is a roofed,but open market so on a hot day like this does get a bit stuffy. But join me on a … signal was fine. Posted by tom isaan at 7:11 PM …
Publish Date: 05/10/2012 5:11
They now have nice clothes and expensive cell phone and have travelled to places that most in Isaan have only seen in TV or read about. Naturally, that’s going to be exciting for a young girl and so the cycle goes.
Publish Date: 06/21/2012 16:34
Posted by tom isaan at 4:27 PM … I found a clothes shop in Kalasin where all the clothes are made locally, and the prices were even cheaper than those in the famous Pratunam Bangkok market. ReplyDelete. Add comment …
Publish Date: 04/22/2012 2:27
At the end of it all 1 thing to remember when out and about in Isaan is to carry a couple of clothing chouces. Wat wear and walking wear should be with you at all times. Also the big brown thing on an axle is a BIG Khao Kee …
Publish Date: 04/10/2011 15:55
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