Muay Thai is a high-intensity style of kick-boxing that requires you to be in shape in order to practice it. But for most people training Muay Thai is how they get fit, and then develop further from. If you can do 20 push-ups and run for 10 minutes straight without problem you’re fight enough for most gyms.
How long does it take to get in shape for Muay Thai?
It takes a few years to get really good at Muay Thai, 3-5 years to be exact. However, it is possible to look good in 1 year with frequent training and a strict diet. Of course, the results of your time training depend on many factors, such as how often you train, your diet, and how you train.
Can I learn Muay Thai if I’m not flexible?
You don‘t need to be in shape to start training Muay Thai. MuayThai is a skill based sport. If you focus on the techniques you are being taught, drill them with focus and patience you will naturally get more conditioned as you practice, being able to do things faster and harder as you get better.
Do you have to be skinny for Muay Thai?
The bulkier you are the less optimized your body is for speed and power in your technique. Good Muay Thai fighters aren’t really “skinny”, if that is even a physiological term. They are lean. They have strong muscles, but low body fat.
Does Muay Thai give abs?
Muay Thai and MMA fighters have arguably the most ripped, sculpted 6-pack abs of any type of athlete. Not only that, but their core training also helps them add explosive KO power to their strikes and become that much more of a BEAST in the ring or cage.
How many hours a day do Muay Thai fighters train?
In general, fighters will train 2-3 times per day for periods of up to 2-3 hours per session. Due to the lack of on- and off-seasons, fighters are expected to train year-round if they want to have a successful career and get the big title fights.
Are Muay Thai fighters flexible?
Muay Thai requires a great deal of flexibility. To throw lofty high kicks and avoid puling any muscles, you need limber legs in particular.