Hello everyone ,
my name is Steve and i’m 25 years old .
I have 1 big passion , you could even say it’s more like an addiction to me !
I love Muay Thai ! It’s the first thing on my mind when i wake up and the last
thing when i go to sleep .
I’ve been to Thailand 5 times already ( i’m half Thai ) , and trained twice in a camp .
The first time 1 month , the second time 3 months and now i’m leaving in a couple of
weeks for 7 months . The training was ok the first time but way too short .
The second time was really good but i still smoked at the time and only after a month or so could i stop smoking . It helped me alot but obviously it wasnt enough .
Almost a year later now ( still stopped with smoking ) , and i’ve really been working out and have improved my cardio alot .
Ok , now about the training . Training starts from 7.30am till 11am in the morning and from
3.30pm till 7pm in the evening . I’m planning on really getting the most out of my time in Thailand
so i will be training 2x a day / 5 ( maybe even 6 if i can ) times a week .
As you can guess this is going to be really tough on my body and there are a couple of things that
i dont know how to deal with .
- When to eat : training for 7 hours a day means i’m going to have to eat alot , but i don’t see how .
If i get up at 6am and drink a protein shake and eat breakfast half an hour later then i only have like less then an
hour before training .
I’m worried that it won’t go well with the running in the morning ,
it’s more then 5 km / 3 mile every day .
Then at 11am another protein shake and half an hour later lunch .
Now comes the tricky part : around midday alot of guys go sleep for like half an hour or so ( i know i will ) ,
so you can recuperate a little bit . Then it’s already like 1 - 1.30pm , i won’t be hungry yet but in 2 hours time
there’s already the next training and i don’t think it’s a good idea to train that hard on an “empty” stomach .
So what to do ?
Training finishes at 7pm , another shake and half an hour later dinner .
So that means i can only eat 3 times a day ? That doesn’t sound good to me !
It’s very important to me to gain some weight while there . Now i weigh around 73 kg / 160 lb and would like to go to at least 80 kg / 176 lb .
Supplements : i want to take some supplements with me so if anyone can tell me what’s really necessary to help with faster recovery and building muscle .
Weightlifting : will it be possible to gain weight without lifting weights ?
I know exercices like deadlifting , squatting and benchpressing can help me out but would it be wise to do them or would it be overkill ? And when should i do them ?
Ok then , i think that pretty much sums it all up . So if there are people who can help me out with some tips and advice , or maybe have been to Thailand themselves and can tell me what helped for them i would be very grateful !
Thanks alot , Steve