The Muay Thai Guys Podcast – Episode 46
With there ALWAYS being a debate on roadwork inside the Muay Thai world, Paul and I decided to talk about this somewhat controversial topic in this week’s podcast.
As many of you have probably seen, MTG writer DJ Miller recently wrote a post; Is Jogging Truly Essential, or Just Over Hyped? This post got a TON of feedback where the community seemed split between the two philosophies.
Hell, even John Wayne Parr added his thoughts about the importance of running in a recent Facebook post:
“I recently read a interview about training in Thailand and their running culture. The Thais believe if you don’t run, you’re not allowed to fight. The writer continues on saying as a fighter it is scientifically proven there is no need for long distance running anymore.
Call me old fashioned but I love running. Thailand definitely reassured me how important my running was for fitness. Even when I was boxing in 2001 our trainer had us running 16km a morning every weekday. Now I run 12km morning, 7km afternoon, 5 days a week.
For generations all the greats have been running, but seems all of a sudden it isn’t cool any more? I think if it’s good enough for the guys in the photo (above) and what they have achieved then I’m not going to argue.”
There is no “right” or “wrong” answer to this question, and with so many different philosophies it’s hard to figure out which one to believe. Paul and I talk about our philosohpises on running and how they’ve changed (and continue to change) throughout our careers;
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