The Key Is Balance

At Garcia Muay Thai & MMA Gym in Glen Cove, NY, we help clients balance their training. It’s the basics for any Muay Thai training. There are so many different variables in Muay Thai and MMA training. It’s as much about the mind as it is about the body. It takes all types of training to get prepared for the challenge with an opponent. You have to be mentally prepared, have endurance and cardio stamina, have muscle strength for your entire body, have impeccable balance and be flexible.

Each type of training plays an important role.

There’s no one aspect of training that is more important than another. If you aren’t strong, you won’t be able to successful accomplish many of the moves necessary to win. Agility, flexibility and balance help you win. Having the endurance to maintain a high level of energy can wear down an opponent and make you a winner, even if your skills aren’t as polished as an opponent. As you can tell, every aspect of fitness is important.

Focus is necessary whether it’s MMA, Muay Thai or any other sport.

Winners don’t pay attention to the crowd or worry about what others think. They focus on the task at hand and never waiver. They watch their opponent intently and anticipate his or her every move, so they can be one step ahead of them. Developing focus is just as important as learning other skills or developing fitness at all levels. In order to know what moves your opponent may use, you have to know the techniques available. It’s about learning your craft and putting that knowledge to work for you.

Full body workouts benefit the Muay Thai or MMA fighter.

All the parts of your body work together when you’re fighting. No one area should be the focus of your workout. Your upper body is as important for success in a fight as your lower body, so balancing your workouts between the two or doing full body workouts is important. Your opponent will have studied you and learn your weaknesses. He or she will find ways to overcome you using those weaknesses. If you have great upper body moves and upper body strength but lack the same degree of perfection in your legs and feet, your opponent will sense that weakness and use it against you.

  • Flexibility training is often overlooked and that’s a mistake. Not only does it help prevent injuries and decrease muscle pain, but it’s also necessary to win.
  • Both learning new skills and hours of practice are important and require balance. There’s so much to learn that even with years of experience, there’s always something new. Once a skill is learned, practice helps you maintain perfection.
  • Constant learning, practice, dedication and physical exertion are key components to success. However, you also need to have confidence that is balanced with humility. That combination of knowing you achieved much, but still have much to learn is important.
  • Balancing your workout ethic with your social skills is also important. Realizing others are here to help you and you are here to help them, while respecting each person is a balance everyone needs.

For more information, contact us today at Garcia Muay Thai

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