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User avatar #9245 - Afterlife (02/11/2013) [-]
Hey guys. i'm planning on starting Muoy Thai boxing soon to get in shape.

i'm currently 217lbs, 5'9, and i'm pretty chunky.

any tips before i get started?
User avatar #9332 to #9245 - thekirbs (02/15/2013) [-]
honestly just be ready for a lot of conditioning. for myself it actually helped my joint; my left knee used to give out when i walked, but once i started muay thai, after 3 months it never happened again. don't eat anything too heavy before hand because you WILL be throwing up after intense sessions. at your age i think you'll be fine, you're about the same i started mma at. also make sure you stetch like massus said, but also make sure your body is warm before hand, as in do a 5 minute round of jumprope, 10 bodyweight squats, 15 push ups and 15 v sits, leg swings, and the like before you start doing pad work, though i'm sure your school will always have the group warm up before a session.
User avatar #9333 to #9332 - thekirbs (02/15/2013) [-]
ALSO, feel a place out before you commit to it. ask yourself these questions:
1. how far is it (the farther the more likely you are to skip sessions)
2. what credentials and accomplishments does the master have? (even if he is a world champ, if his students tend to perform poorly in a match, get the hell out of there)
3. how is the environment? (are people friendly, are teachers supportive, is the gym clean and well kept, how organized is the pay plan and do you have to "lock in" to a certain number of months)
-just a few simple things to avoid a McDojo
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