There are very few things that cause more damage than the proper Muay Thai kick. There are so many variations and techniques that there’s possibly no way you can ever learn to land the perfect kick.
But that doesn’t mean you should stop trying.
Fighters spent years trying to learn the best way to use their kicks in a fight and to maneuver their attack around their legs. The proper kick consists of two things – great technique and great power.
You should know by now that there are other ways of increasing your power than bag and padwork.
These exercises require no special equipment and can be performed anytime and anywhere. For Muay Thai practitioners who are unable to train at the gym everyday, we recommend incorporating these exercises into your workout.
The squat is one of the most recommended exercises for improving lower body and core strength. There are many variations of squats such as jump squats. For even more added difficulty to this exercise, try using a weighted vest or a pair of dumbbells for faster results.
Like squats, lunges help to build lower body strength in the quads and glutes. Lunges also help to train core/abdominal muscles which are engaged for stability, improving posture and balance. For added difficulty, perform this exercise with dumbbells.
Burpee is a full-body exercise and a complete workout on its own. Burpees help to build leg and core strength, boost cardiovascular endurance, and accelerate metabolism for fat loss. You can easily get a high-intensity workout with burpees alone. Doing 100 burpees in a single session is a guaranteed way to get a good heart-pump and all the muscles burning.