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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2007, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking of starting.....

Hey, so im thinking of starting either Muay Thai or Kickboxing im 21, roughly 158 lbs (im 11.3stone use an internet converter so i have no idea about the accuracy) n stand around 5'11.

mainly id be doing it for personal fitness but i was wondering would i be better to start doin some stuff ie. runnin or weights before i start or just start and take the instructors advice

Any and all advice would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2007, 03:33 PM
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depends on what you want to do. if you really want more muscle then you can do weights. for me personally a regular practice is well enough of exercise (depends on what u do at it of course), try to do everything 100%, push yourself.
and the best idea is to start training first and then see what is missing and if it's enough or not.
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for just now all i want is to be comfertable with the work out that i will be given and comments and advice on here will be taken into account and i will use them however i can. I eventually want to compete, however i am a beginner and need any advice i can get.
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I would start working out your core strength and cardiovascular endurance. Everything that will be crisp and powerful will come from your core, and if it's weak, you will hurt. Start out by doing some running and core strength and I usually find jump rope to be very helpful.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-20-2007, 12:48 PM
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On the flip side, is it possible for one to be too big for Muay Thai? I'm 6'2" 240lbs(athletic, lift weights)and don't know if this would be a disadvantage for this type of sport.
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start with ur cardio. you have to have good cardio to even enjoy the workout just as excerise and not fighting. Like Armory said develope your core strength. Good luck bro.

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Too much muscle would hinder you some in Muay Thai. Our instructor tells us not to lift weights too much for flexibility reasons. BUT, we do have a very muscular guy in class that kicks and hits like a freakin mule and he's very good so it didn't hinder him much. We actually do enough in class to help with strength such as all kinds of crazy pushups and situps and your legs will get huge fast. I've been taking it for 7 months and didn't even start until I was 30 and have noticed a huge difference in my cardio and strength. My class is 5 sometimes 6 days a week now and 2 1/2 to 3 hrs a night and I don't work out at all except for in class.
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