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Old 09-10-2009, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Beginner preparations for Muay Thai

Hi there,

I'm considering learning Muay Thai. Before I join a gym, I'd like to do some "homework" so that I don't start totally unprepared and get injured immediately or something like that. Now, I understand that most things should be done under supervision so that you don't learn bad techniques. But I suspect that it may be beneficial to do some exercises in advance so that my body doesn't break down under the pressure of the first few training sessions.

Thus my question is: What can I do to prepare myself for Muay Thai?

One particular thing I have in mind is shin conditioning. Is it possible to gently develop good shin resistance without getting lots of shin splits? I had a shin inflammation once and had to give up on sports for a month for it to go away. My understanding is that shin splits can be even worse and I'd really like to avoid them. What would you recommend for "safe" shin conditioning for a beginner? Is it even realistic to avoid shin splits completely or are they inevitable at some point?

I already run 5 miles every other day and started doing some strength exercises lately (pull ups and dips mainly). Presumably due to running my shins are already more resistant than in most people who don't run?! How does this translate to Muay Thai?

Any other recommendations?

Thanks for your time
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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man u are worring over nothing u will be fine, u will start in a beginners class and they will take it easy on you just alot of cardio, and pad work. dont strees. c.p
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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OK thanks for your answer, I guess you're right man.

In that case I'm still interested in the shin conditioning questions.

Specifically does running give me an advantage, i.e. they are maybe already a bit conditioned? And are shin splits inevitable or can I build resistance slowly and carefully and avoid them altogether?

As for beginning conditioning, it seems that kicking thai pads will do the job.
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C.P 23 is right

as for shin splits - mostly comes from skipping - stretch before the class and stretch after.
if you start feeling pain - stop, if you get minor splits - stretch and stay away from rope for a while.
skipping on one foot is the worst for splits...

A lot of people never have splits too

and shin conditioning is whole different thing - not really related to splits.

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Old 09-17-2009, 07:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Do Burpee's to get you ready for the class. And skip some rope.
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