Bruce Lee once famously stated: "There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them"
Muay Thai is designed to promote the level of fitness required for ring competition. That demands a lot of commitment from fighters but also offers a great reward in a shape of increased strenth and stamina.
You have to push yourself both physically and mentally to a new level of fitness.
In Muay Thai most of the exercising is done within a group.
Training with a team is more effective than solo workouts. A healthy competition helps to push yourself to train harder.
Muay Thai workouts can be divided into 3 major categories:
Thai pad training: which is designed to practise combinations of kick and punches with your sparring partner.
Thai pad drills are also helpful to build up stamina by doing high volume sets of kicks and punches that needs to be completed in a limited time.
Heavy bag drills: which are practised solo. It includes sets of combinations practised with heavy bag and banana bag.
Kicking drills designed to increase the speed, power and accuracy of your kicks. Usually it consists of a set of 10-100 fast kicks for each leg that needs to be completed as fast as possible.
Different version of this exercise requires practitioner to throw as many kicks as possible in one minute. This type of training mainly builds up stamina but it also increases power and accuracy of kicks.
With Thai pads you can also practise combinations.
A few examples of training combos:
Move around a bag and strikes from different angles. Mix up different types of strikes: kicks, punches, knee and elbow strikes. Keep changing your pace and a distance from the bag.
Try out those combos: