Serious fighters have dreams of becoming the best, being at the top of their weight divisions, fighting in high-level promotions abroad, and winning championship belts. And for any serious fighter, those dreams all begin in the gym.
For any serious fighter, having the chance to train and fight full-time is a dream come true. But how do you get to that point?
Training and fighting has it’s obvious physical benefits, like weight loss and lean muscle gain. But what about the benefits that you don’t see?
It wasn’t long ago that I first came to know of a man named Dieselnoi. My partner Kodee, who trains me, is a deep enthusiast of traditional Muaythai legends and would often tell me about the legacy of great fighters like Namsaknoi, Samkor, and Samart Payakaroon. Essentially, it was him who brought Dieselnoi to my attention.
Do you sometimes wonder why you’re slower than usual during a training session? Do you often feel great one week and terrible the next? Chances are this could all be related to your physiology, and if that’s the case, you may not know your body as well as you think.
To outsiders, fighting will either seem like a kick-arse, glamorous occupation or a very violent slug fest.
I always thought that training at 100% all the time meant better results, but that’s not always the case. Having always been a ‘go hard or go home’ individual, slowing down and resting was never something I liked to do.