A Fun and Exciting Way to Keep Fit
If you’re just getting started with Muay Thai, here are some handy hints.
In recent years, boxing has become a really popular way to keep fit. That could be down to the recent wave of British boxing champions including Anthony Joshua and Nicola Adams, or the big fights that have gone down in modern boxing history. Whatever the reason, more and more of us are donning boxing gloves. Thanks to this increase in popularity, people are delving deeper into the different forms of boxing. Muay Thai is one that’s really caught on. If you’re thinking of getting started, here’s everything that you need to know.
Find classes near you
The first thing that you should do is find a gym in your local area that provides Muay Thai lessons. Classes are great for a number of reasons. Firstly, you can be sure that you’re picking up the right skills and techniques thanks to your experienced instructor. Secondly, you can find other people who are interested in Muay Thai. Perhaps you’ll even become sparring partners! Thirdly. you’ll have access to the best possible boxing equipment. All of this means that your skills will progress at a rapid rate, much more so than if you were learning alone at home.
Of course, honing your technique at in your spare time is essential alongside your lessons. Practise makes perfect, after all! During the learning process, it’s important to let go of your ego and not be afraid to ask for some advice. The boxing community is a friendly, close-knit one, and you’ll find plenty of like-minded people who are keen to share some tips with you. Remember, you will pick up knocks and scrapes – so let go of your fear too. Fully embracing the experience will see you become a much better fighter. Oh, and don’t skimp on the cardio either. Boxers love to skip to keep fit, so why not pick up a rope?
Getting the right kit
It’s vital to kit yourself out with the right gear too. A pair of Sandee boxing gloves won’t just help you to land better punches, but they’ll protect your hands from injury too. Never be tempted to box with bare hands, no matter how many times you see it in action films! The potential for serious injury is so high, it’s just not worth it. Sandee are one of the biggest names in boxing, and their gloves are built to last. Muay Thai enthusiasts should invest in some shin guards too, to protect that vulnerable area from an opponent’s kicks. Hand wraps are a good purchase as well. The more kit you invest in, the more you’ll be able to let loose in the ring!
A totally different way of working out
Muay Thai, along with other kinds of boxing, is such a great way of keeping fit. It’s well suited to those who find lifting weights or running on a treadmill devoid of any excitement, and allows people to indulge their competitive side. With the right gloves and other equipment, you’ll be able to box free of the worry of serious injury too. If your fitness regime is boring you and you’re looking to try something new, why not spice up your workout with Thailand’s favourite kind of boxing?