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Nov
24
comment Why are ankles wrapped in Muay Thai?
@slugster Hand wraps, or ankle wraps?
Nov
20
comment When training for more than 90 minutes is it advisable to take a break to recuperate?
Either way, I think the warning needs to be rephrased to be anything but laughable. If one could "damage your organs" without "carb drink" for longer than "an hour doing anything intensive" then we'd have an epidemic of tens of millions of people hitting the ER from playing soccer, judo, running, football...
Nov
20
comment When training for more than 90 minutes is it advisable to take a break to recuperate?
Are you seriously claiming that an hour of intense exercise requires salty sugar drinks in order not to damage one's organs? That's absurd on its face. Millions of people train longer and harder than that without ill effects on their (unspecified) organs.
Nov
20
comment When training for more than 90 minutes is it advisable to take a break to recuperate?
Yeah, we definitely need more detail on the structure of practice, when/how you start having trouble, how long you've been training and on what schedule.
Nov
20
comment When training for more than 90 minutes is it advisable to take a break to recuperate?
You need to add more detail on the content of these practices. Are you looking for an exercise-science answer on optimally designing a workout--which would only really help an instructor--or for a good way to handle hard training?
Nov
18
comment Effectiveness of low kick to inner thigh of opponent's leading leg in mauy thai boxing?
@Vass Not more so than most other strikes. An outside low kick, jab, body punch, and even the cross don't usually knock people out. They don't need to do so to be effective. Also, see the sherdog link for plenty of knockdowns from this kick.
Nov
17
comment Martial arts for building self confidence
@JohnP The part I appreciate isn't "judo or BJJ". It's "Live sparring is essential." I've known too many people teaching martial arts that don't (and can't!) have confidence in their skills because they never pressure-test them in full-contact sparring or competition. That is the divide that matters between hard and soft training.
Nov
15
comment Martial arts for building self confidence
This answer is on point. Well said.
Nov
14
comment Can there be too much training?
You'd be wrong. Some people train hard.
Nov
14
comment Can there be too much training?
Many successful competitors train daily, even twice a day. I, like many casual amateurs, train multiple days in a row with no ill effect.
Nov
14
comment How to safely harden the inner thigh
Side kicks? Or round kicks?
Nov
13
comment Yang tai chi breathing (when to inhale/exhale)
@Tominator Fair enough. There is a fair degree of "in this class we do it this way" in any forms practice, however.
Nov
13
comment What are the advantages of using a vertical fist for punching?
Please use paragraphs and format your posts legibly.
Nov
12
comment Can I be bulky and fast at the same time?
@Sardathrion Best practice is to then edit the question.
Nov
12
comment Can I be bulky and fast at the same time?
@cameron Punching power is developed with technique plus general power training such as the Olympic lifts like the power snatch, power clean, and push press. I'm not sure what you're asking gymnastic training. I mean, yeah, gymnastics is great, but it won't make you very big except in the shoulders, lats, and upper arms. (Which are great places to be big.)
Nov
12
comment Can I be bulky and fast at the same time?
Downvoters and close-voters: the best approach to a mediocre question is to improve it, not take it as an opportunity to show the person asking that they did it wrong. There's a valid question here, and it's not opinion-based.
Nov
12
comment Why don't some gyms focus on take downs?
It's not a duplicate, but this question may help describe the situation.
Nov
12
comment Can I be bulky and fast at the same time?
Have you ever watched American football, or heavyweight Olympic lifting? It's absolutely possible to be simultaneousl big, strong, fast, and flexible.
Nov
11
comment What are the advantages of using a vertical fist for punching?
But wouldn't all these attributes of the vertical punch also apply to a horizontal punch?
Nov
11
comment What is a good defense against a rear naked choke?
Honestly this is a fair amount of detail.