Understanding female physiology to maximise training

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.

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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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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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