Muay Thai Agility Training Routine
Muay Thai agility training routines develop quickness in action and reaction when Muay Thai boxers are engaging each other in the ring. This ancient type of martial art originated in Thailand and has gradually grown into a national sport and internationally recognized self-defense tactic. Muay Thai literally means "the art of eight limbs" since all hands and feet are used to attack and defend through blows, elbow jabs, kicks, and knee jabs. In Muay Thai, success depends on timing and quickness. The following training routines enable heightened levels of agility.
- Dumbell Chest Presses can be incorporated into the Muay Thai agility training routine in which boxers exercise doing two sets of fifteen presses. Hold the dumbells in both hands while lying back flat on the ground and raising the dumbells together as high as possible. The dumb bells are held for a few seconds and then comes down to the chest.
- Leg Presses are another method of securing a higher standard of agility in Muay Thai. On a leg press machine, the Muay Thai boxer pushes the leg weight which provides enough resistance to strengthen and make the legs agile. In Muay Thai, swift forward and backward movements for techniques are essential to having the upper hand in any tournament.
- Lat Rows is another means of attaining to Muay Thai agility. It is accomplished by standing with the knees slightly bent, back curled and head forward. The boxer holds a pair of barbells, lifting them from the knees to the stomach area.
- Punching bags also guarantee accelerated delivery of moves. Striking on the punching bags reinforce the arms' strength and with time, speed.
- Focus bags are smaller punching bags whose main focus is precision. The focus bags enable accuracy when punching or jabbing and when practiced, agility develops.
- Planned sequences in the Muay Thai training routine helps the boxer obtain speed and inspire more confidence. Having a premeditated routine gives the boxer a more graceful and professional appearance, while giving him an advantage over the opponent.