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#245201 - 04/12/06 08:11 AM overweight, looking to learn muay thai.
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i'm pretty overweight, about 6'1 250... hovering around 30% bodyfat, i lift though so i guess some of the weight constitutes as muscle... just wondering if someone my size could learn an extreme sport such as muay thai? thanks.
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#245202 - 04/12/06 08:27 AM Re: overweight, looking to learn muay thai. [Re: deathrune]
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I would suggest getting a full and complete physical and asking your doctor his views concerning your starting a combat sport. Other than that, all the motivation you need can come from within. If you have an external source of motivation, that's fine, but if that motivation comes from yourself, you'll never be discouraged.
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#245203 - 05/02/06 11:16 PM Re: overweight, looking to learn muay thai. [Re: deathrune]
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There's a guy that trains at our place who is probably somewhat heavier than you are and he's mainly fat. Real nice guy. Doesn't show up much but when he does, he does the majority of the training. He has to stop for a breather more often than everyone else and he's not nearly as fast as we are, but with the amount of cardio involved in Muay Thai, if you eat right and attend classes regularly, your bodyfat percentage should plummet. Don't be afraid to join up because you're fat. Get in there and train. Just think of how you'll feel when after a year or so of training, you look back and see how far you've come.

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#245204 - 05/03/06 12:10 AM Re: overweight, looking to learn muay thai. [Re: deathrune]
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i'm pretty overweight, about 6'1 250... hovering around 30% bodyfat, i lift though so i guess some of the weight constitutes as muscle... just wondering if someone my size could learn an extreme sport such as muay thai? thanks.




I always thought cardio would be the way to go if you wanted to lose weight...

but are you looking to lose weight or to learn how to fight? Or for a differant reason?
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#245205 - 05/03/06 11:36 AM Re: overweight, looking to learn muay thai. [Re: deathrune]
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The simple answer is this: If you enjoy Muay thai enough to regularly come to training, and then in your search to improve your muay thai try to improve other aspects of your lifestyle- diet etc. then Muay Thai is a great idea.

The plain fact is, people only try hard when they enjoy something. Go along to a muay thai class, and if you enjoy it, then losing a few pounds and getting fitter are just a matter of spending more time enjoying yourself.

If you don't enjoy it- go do something else. If not an MA, then how about basketball, football(soccer), athletics- whatever you enjoy.

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#245206 - 05/03/06 01:01 PM Re: overweight, looking to learn muay thai. [Re: pepto_bismol]
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Quote:

I always thought cardio would be the way to go if you wanted to lose weight...

but are you looking to lose weight or to learn how to fight? Or for a differant reason?




MT is a very intense cardio workout. Sparring, bag work and pad work. A brutal workout that will get you in shape. We did some MT-style kickboxing workouts at my former JKD school, and I was absolutley exhausted at the end of every one.
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#245207 - 05/05/06 04:55 PM Re: overweight, looking to learn muay thai. [Re: deathrune]
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Well a person can be overweight and still be in way better shape than a thin person. So it just depends if you've been active all this while. If you've never exercised your whole life then I'd say take some precautions and ease into the sport. But as a life time martial artist and founder of my own fight club, which has been going strong for four years. I hear alot of people say they want to get into shape before comming out to fight club. When in reality nothing but just going and doing it will get you into that shape. You know what I'm saying. So I'd just say go for it now and do it while you still have the motivation. No time like the present and all that Bull.. Good Luck
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#245208 - 06/01/06 07:42 AM overweight [Re: otobeawanker]
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Check out this introduction article on Overweight:
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Contents
* 1 Definition
* 2 Measurement
* 3 Health
* 4 Cause
* 5 Treatment

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#245209 - 06/01/06 10:34 AM Re: overweight, looking to learn muay thai. [Re: deathrune]
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I started studying savate in January and am also a bit overweight. I'm 5'10 and at the time weighed about 228lbs - I weigh about 215 at the moment.

I didn't find it too bad -- a 2 hr class is pretty tiring and you will suffer if you're not too mobile. However, if your basic flexibility and cardio-vascular fitness isn't too bad I'd imagine you'll cope fine.

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#245210 - 06/01/06 10:51 AM Re: overweight, looking to learn muay thai. [Re: matt_mcg]
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Overweight... Gym... anyone?
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