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I have a couple things to ask. I have recently started taking muay thai and we have 2 hour classes, and the first hour is a bunch of bodyweight exercises, such as pushups abs, other bodyweight exercises, and cardio. I am planning to go every 5-6 days a week is this okay? because i have heard pushups should not be done everyday. Also i used to workout regularly but then i had taken a huge gap and now i have recently started again and after a workout i usually feel sore for the next day or 2 so it becomes difficult for me to do other things throughout the day. After, i start working out regularly again will i stop feeling really sore, the same goes with after i train in muay thai i feel quite sore for a long time, is this only because i am a beginner? Lastly, before sleeping should i do pushups and work on abs every night so that i can be able to do the workouts they make me do in muay thai without stopping so fast?

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At the start youre going to be sore, especially if you go 5 times a week. It's fine. I always think "soreness is the feeling of muscles growing". Recovery is important. Make sure you get a decent rest everyday. Youre going to feel the gains if you keep going, and exercises that were difficult for you will feel easier based on this growth.

Just make sure youre doing proper technique of the exercises (assuming your instructors know what theyre doing), so you don't get hurt. I distinguish hurt vs soreness (hurt is joint, bone, tearing etc.)

It's really up to you about doing your own exercises. Like I said, if you go regurlarly youll be able to do more. Try to push yourself in classes, but remember the pace they set is usually the "ideal", a goal to be strived for but not necessarily attained.

Also, never just stop outright, if the pace is fast go slower, get in hold positions for push ups/ab work, keep moving etc. These we'll keep you improving.
 

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I agree with what Iuanes is saying. Don't always listen to what everyone else is doing. Listen to your body.
You also want to make sure your nutrition is on point to help recover as quickly as possible. If you train like a beast but eat like shit you're going to quickly end up burning out.
 

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I find pushing through that soreness does the job. Push though that first 5 days a week and the next week you won't feel sore.

I do this often due to taking extended breaks based on laziness.
 

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anybody have ever bought muaythai stuff from spinningelbow.com ?

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I have a couple things to ask. I have recently started taking muay thai and we have 2 hour classes, and the first hour is a bunch of bodyweight exercises, such as pushups abs, other bodyweight exercises, and cardio. I am planning to go every 5-6 days a week is this okay? because i have heard pushups should not be done everyday. Also i used to workout regularly but then i had taken a huge gap and now i have recently started again and after a workout i usually feel sore for the next day or 2 so it becomes difficult for me to do other things throughout the day. After, i start working out regularly again will i stop feeling really sore, the same goes with after i train in muay thai i feel quite sore for a long time, is this only because i am a beginner? Lastly, before sleeping should i do pushups and work on abs every night so that i can be able to do the workouts they make me do in muay thai without stopping so fast?

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Do it all! The more you train the more your body will adapt. You will start to get all the benefits after a couple weeks and it will start getting easier and easier.

Pushups worsen preexisting conditions with the neck and shoulders if you already have an upper body kyphosis. A kyphosis is where your neck is prone to stick out forward ahead of your body as you walk and your shoulders are rounded forward where your hands, sitting at rest, will have the thumb nails facing eachtoher instead of forward. Conor McGregor has a gnarly kyphosis.

does this mean conor shouldn't do pushups? no, but if you are going to do a lot of pushups just make sure you do equal amounts or maybe even more of upper back pull-exercises. In Muay Thai we are constantly pushing away from our bodies, like a push up, so we tend to develop a kyphosis which could lead to shoulder and neck issues. mitigate that by doing the appropriate amount of upper back exercises and youll be fine.

pushups and abs before bed ****s up my sleeping pattern but thats just me.
 
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