BUILDING FULL-BODY STRENGTH & POWER FOR MUAY THAI


The Turkish getup is a powerful full-body workout that takes you from the mat to your feet under a heavy weight. This builds explosiveness that is perfectly suited to Muay Thai. . .

TURKISH GETUP BUILDS AMAZING STRENGTH FOR NAK MUAY

The Turkish getup. (Image courtesy of Muscle & Fitness)

The Turkish getup is one of the most grueling exercises you can do once you’re reaching that point of failure. If you don’t know what a Turkish getup is, let me paint a brief picture.

Imagine lying flat on your back and getting up, then getting back down… then getting back up, then back down, and reapting this again, and again, and again. Now, then imagine you’re doing this while holding a dumbbell in your hand.

As you might expect, this is a tremendously grueling series of movements for your body to endure, making the Turkish getup a powerful exercise for building raw power and ability. The Turkish getup is one of the best exercises for building full-body strength, coordination, and power.

Troy “Trouble” Jones is an extremely explosive fighter and the getup is one of his exercises of choice. For the step-by-step details on how to perform it, check out this tutorial from Troy himself.

(Title image courtesy of NASM.org.)


TURKISH GETUP FOR BUILDING FULL-BODY STRENGTH AND POWER FOR MUAY THAI


BREAKING RHYTHM, BREAK OPPONENTS

Troy is an explosive machine, but there’s more to the man than his incredible athleticism.

One core principle of fighting that Troy adheres to is broken rhythm. If you break your rhythm, you can break your opponent. There are many ways to break your rhythm, but one of the simplest ways to break your rhythm is to double up on one side.

Most combinations go left-right-left, like a jab-right-straight left hook. This is an extremely predictable and easy rhythm to block. It’s easy to shift your weight back and forth to block the combination. If, however, you switch things up by doubling up on one side, it becomes far more complicated to block with any meaningful integrity.

But Troy Jones doesn’t just double up. In this combination below, he is quadrupling up. This is a combination that your opponents will not see coming. If you can chain the techniques together, you will find the knockout.


TRICKY SAME-SIDE COMBO TO KO YOUR OPPONENT

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Evan Lee
Evan is a gourmand of combat sports from Taiwan. He appreciates the beauty of Muay Thai movement and all other movements. He's got no rudder so if the winds blow northerly, he goes north. His goal is to achieve and appreciate.








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