Learn the Muay Thai Kickboxing Workout Techniques


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The Muay Thai kickboxing workouts can be done at home at this time of the pandemic, when it is not advisable to visit a gym or train under a professional trainer. Muay Thai is ‘the art of eight limbs’. You just need to gather some basics in your gym bag and have some empty space at home to begin practicing. Here are some easy Muay Thai Kickboxing Workout exercises that will make  your body strong, make your kicks sharp and get your heart rate pumping.

Skipping Rope

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All you need for this workout is some space and a skipping rope. This workout helps you warm up before you go for a more vigorous exercise. Skipping also helps to strengthen your feet and ankles and this prevents you from injury while kicking. It also helps to strengthen your bones. Skipping helps one concentrate as they have to focus on the rhythm of the movement of their feet. Their hands spin the rope continuously. It also helps the brain and nerve function well. After some time, various organs of the body start working harmoniously.

Blocking and Kicking Combos

This is another Muay Thai Kickboxing Technique that can be done at home without any equipment. You need to start by shadowboxing as if you are blocking the left and right kicks. As you stand on a single foot, with the other foot up to block, you need to hold on to that position for three seconds and then throw a push kick. You can even counter when just standing on one foot with this exercise. After you perform the block-teep combinations, you need to work on your kicks. You need to work on the moment when someone catches your kick in sparring and you can emulate. Throw a kick and picture someone catching it and hold it there for 10 seconds and then alternate between left and right kicks.

Punching and Sprinting

The next technique is to run and sprint. You have to really push yourself for this one as you will be doing it without a pad holder around. For the first round, you need to do three minutes of straight jab-cross punches with interval sprints. For the next 30 seconds, you need to think of it as jogging. For the next 30 seconds, you need to run as fast as possible. Continue this for two rounds and if you feel these are not enough, then you can increase the time limit from three to five minutes per round.

Alternative Knees

In this technique, you need a bag, but if you do not have one, you can still perform it. Start by throwing left and right knees while shadowboxing for three minutes. For the first 30 seconds, you need to focus on technique when  you throw your knees, while also balancing strong and centered and pointing your toes down. For the other 30 seconds, you can double up your knees. This time, you need to focus more on your speed. In both times, you need to ensure that your knees are placed high and nice. Try to repeat two rounds of each drill.

These are the best Muay Thai Kickboxing workout techniques  you can practice yourself.

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