To take part in Muay Thai you need to have great fitness as well as wearing Thai boxing shorts. The fights are 5 x 3 minutes rounds for men and 5 x 2 minute rounds for women. This needs great stamina and endurance in your muscles as well as general overall fitness.
If you ever train in Thailand they strongly believe in running to help you get fit. This will include uphill sprints, running on the beach and long 10km runs every morning.
Many camps now incorporate more western techniques to help you build up fitness. For example, you will have an hour of boot camp fitness which will include conditioning techniques such as, kettlebells, circuits, resistance training etc. custom thai boxing shorts Then you will have an hour of cardiovascular exercises where your running will come in, then you will have Muay Thai for the remaining hour of your first session on the day.
Fitness takes over the sessions mainly when you are a beginner as there is no point trying to learn Muay Thai technique when you can not keep up the pace.
When you first start Muay Thai it is a good idea that you do some exercise in your own time to compliment the work you are doing in class. You may find that your joints, muscles, ligaments etc can not do much more exercise to being with while your body is adjusting to the new movements. But if you can stand it do some extra cardiovascular work to help speed things up a bit.
One of the favourite and beneficial exercise to do is skipping. This is because not only does it improve your cardiovascular but it also keeps you on the balls of your feet which is the Muay Thai fighting stance. The best skipping ropes to get are Taurus as they are super fast and will improve your skipping technique in no time.
When you first start spending a lot of time on the balls of your feet, you will find you may get very achy leg muscles and joint pain. So take it easy, it will not be long till you can feel your calf muscles change and you feel a lot more springy. Then you will be wearing some sexy Thai Boxing Shorts in no time to show off your newly toned legs.