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Managing your female cycle for training and fighting

Okay, so this is a slightly sensitive topic to cover but I feel it’s important.

The number one question I get asked from other upcoming female fighters is: “What do you do when you get your…you know”. The “you know” is an obvious reference to one’s period.

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My take on over-training and burnout (Part 2)

In part one of this post, I talk about the experiences I’ve had with burnout and the warning signs I have to identify to mitigate the risk of entering into the ‘burnout zone’.  

In this post, I’m going to cover a few other things that I’ve found contribute to over-training, and ultimately, burnout.

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My take on over-training and burnout (Part 1)

It’s often hard to know when you’re over-training. You might be on a roll, turning up to every training session and attacking drills like Richard Simmons on speed, then all of a sudden you hit a wall – and a big fat concrete wall at that.

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Balancing training, work, family and sanity

Ever since I started Muaythai I’ve had to balance work and other commitments. I think that’s the same for most people who are a part of this sport. I started Muaythai when I was at University, and in my final year I developed a knack for balancing class, two jobs, assignments and training.  

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The Fighter Diaries: Part 1 – Taking the fight

The Fighter Diaries are a ten part, personal account of the fighting experience from the moment of accepting a fight, through training camp, right up until the fight itself. No other individuals apart from myself and my trainer have been named.

It’s a day like any other day in Hamilton, or ‘The Tron’ as it’s fondly known as by the locals. I’m sitting at my work desk. It’s about 9am on a Monday and my brain has yet to recoil from the weekend.

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