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Old 08-17-2007, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok. I've got several questions so i figure i'd ask them all at once. First Question: I just turned 18, and have no previous martial arts experience. I've been working out since my freshmen year, so i'm in fairly good shape, but would my age really affect the learning process? Second question: I really want to get into Muay Thai, but i also want to get into MMA, so i figured i'd do something like alternating classes throughout the week, like Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays do Muay Thai, and Tuesdays and Thursdays do MMA, that way i can still get all the experience i need from MMA, but can still focus on Muay Thai which is what i want to be proficient in, sound like a good idea or am i screwing up?
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Prime age to start actually in my opinion. With no prior experience I would suggest taking muay thai classes first.

I'd do Muay Thai 2-3x week and Strength 3x week with a Squat/Push/Pull split with 1 day doing absolutely nothing.

Once you establish a good base, branch out if you like. The problem I'm seeing in alot of newer guys getting into the sport is they jump into MMA training off the bat. My personal opinion suggests to have a solid base to work with. That being jiu-jitsu/submission wrestling or muay thai/boxing. When you are the best in class start branching out into mma or another discipline.
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Prime age to start actually in my opinion. With no prior experience I would suggest taking muay thai classes first.

I'd do Muay Thai 2-3x week and Strength 3x week with a Squat/Push/Pull split with 1 day doing absolutely nothing.

Once you establish a good base, branch out if you like. The problem I'm seeing in alot of newer guys getting into the sport is they jump into MMA training off the bat. My personal opinion suggests to have a solid base to work with. That being jiu-jitsu/submission wrestling or muay thai/boxing. When you are the best in class start branching out into mma or another discipline.
Yup, follow this guy's advice. You can also read my training log for some more info about a Push/Pull/Squat routine
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmmm I started with bjj then moved to striking
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Old 08-18-2007, 01:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Prime age to start actually in my opinion. With no prior experience I would suggest taking muay thai classes first.

I'd do Muay Thai 2-3x week and Strength 3x week with a Squat/Push/Pull split with 1 day doing absolutely nothing.

Once you establish a good base, branch out if you like. The problem I'm seeing in alot of newer guys getting into the sport is they jump into MMA training off the bat. My personal opinion suggests to have a solid base to work with. That being jiu-jitsu/submission wrestling or muay thai/boxing. When you are the best in class start branching out into mma or another discipline.
Thats how I wanted to do it, the only issue with that is where I live the only place that taught Muay Thai went out of business, so now my only option is this gym that teaches MMA AND Muay Thai. Is it possible to teach yourself Muay Thai or should I stick with the combo classes until I can take strictly Muay Thai?
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Old 08-18-2007, 01:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would have an instructor teach you muay thai. Theres a few things that you might need someone to point out that you do wrong or need to change like stance or position of hands. Also its a killer workout, theres alot of endurance training and that really helps a body out.
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah I heard about 4 hours of Muay Thai burns around 3000 Calories?
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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But seriously, its no where near to burn 4000 calories.
3500cal = 1 pound of solid fat.

If 4 hours of muay thai could actaully do that then that would be a cure for obesity.

Think of it this way, running 10k burns around 700cal. Jumping rope for 22mins burns 240 cal..
I know I'm really off-topic, but I think that's the first time I've seen BJJ Boy give a comment that wasn't redundant. :P
(No offense, bro, just saying)

@sfitzen: I believe Rich Franklin started working out to training videos at the age of 24. All you have to do is train harder than the other guys...lol. Good luck, bro.
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm trying to remember where I read that... Ah! On the Sinbi Muay Thai Camp website lol >.<
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