MTG 060: Stephane Smarth Discusses His Military Mindset, New Training Equipment, and Fighting at MSG

Muay Thai Guy Podcast – Episode 60

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It’s been awesome watching Stephane Smarth climb the amateur rankings here in the US and fight on some of the same cards as me. Not only is he a badass in the ring, but he’s also a great trainer and knows his stuff when it comes to strength and conditioning, weight cutting and having a strong mindset.

In this podcast episode we go discuss a number of topics including:

  • How having a military background helped him transition seamlessly into a combat sport like Muay Thai.
  • How he is able to balance fighting, training his clientele, and owning a new business.
  • Why he works at one gym but chose to train at another for his fight at Madison Square Garden.
  • What the day-to-day life is like when he’s training for a fight, including what type of training he likes to do.
  • How he balances his strength and conditioning with his skill-specific training.
  • The importance of having other passionate, driven people to train with leading up to a fight.
  • What is was like fighting at MSG and how he was able to deal with his fight being a draw.
  • His weight cutting process and how he’s able to go from 160 to 135.
  • What gave him the inspiration to start his own equipment company, VSL Fighting, and the steps he took to make it a reality.
  • His goals for VSL Fighting and why he thinks his company and training gear will stick out.
  • What Hit Stix are and why they are a great training tool not just for fighters, but for trainers too.
  • And much, much more!

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Instagram: VSL_Fighting

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