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Weight Training for Muay Thai


#1

Right now, I’m training MT twice a week (planning to step it up in the future), doing morning jogging 40 minutes per session 3 times a week and doing weights 3 times a week as well. My week looks like this:

MO: jogging
TUE: MT
WED: morning jog, afternoon weights
THU: MT
FRI: weights
SAT: jogging
SUN: weights

As for my goals, I definitely don’t want to do more weight training than I already am doing, ideally 2-3 sessions a week. I’m 6’3" (191 cm) and my ultimate goal is to one day step into the ring at 209 lbs (95 kg). Best representation of the body I aim for is UFC’s Rumble Johnson at Light Heavyweight. That’s a distant future though, since I’m still a beginner at the sport. Right now, I’m somewhere around 190 lbs with a bit of fluff around abdomen (nothing too major) as I’ve started bulking earlier this year. Although weight training is becoming a supplementary thing rather than my main focus right now, I still want a well thought out, structured plan to follow with traceable progress. Anything you guys could recommend?


#2

Keep lifting. Add some rest days. Stop jogging, spend more time on muy thai/bag work. When your good enough and conditioned enough you need more GPP than strength work and a sport, you won’t be asking us.

If you want to be in the ring, you need to b in a Thai gym, or doing shadow and bag work way more often. Or end up a jacked, ripped body flat on a canvas.