Alternatives to Running for Muay Thai Cardio Conditioning [Ask Angela]
Muay Ying
by Angela Chang
7M ago
Muay Thai is an intense and physically demanding martial art that requires a high level of cardiovascular fitness. And of course, if you want to survive someone trying to take your head off in the ring, you need elite-level conditioning. Running is often considered an integral part of Muay Thai training, as it helps to build endurance, stamina, and overall cardiovascular fitness - all important aspects to level up in Muay Thai. However, not everyone can run due to body issues, injuries, or joint pain. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives to running that can still provide a great cardi ..read more
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Things Muay Thai Fighters Dislike
Muay Ying
by Angela Chang
7M ago
Fighters have their fair share of challenges both in and out of the ring. They learn to deal with the ups and downs of Muay Thai. Some things just suck. But other things just straight-up feel unacceptable. ---------- If you'd like to more high-quality content, please consider supporting Muay Ying through Patreon. Any amount is appreciated and it will go towards my efforts to run all the platforms Muay Ying is on, as well as create content for each of them. http://patreon.com/muayying You can also find us: instagram.com/muay.ying muay-ying.com You can find the host (Angela) via instagram.com/an ..read more
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8. Self-Defense with Ben Brown
Muay Ying
by Angela Chang
7M ago
***There is a content warning for this episode. If you may be triggered by assault or rape, please proceed at your own risk.*** IS Muay Thai a form of self-defense? Former international self-defense instructor and current owner/head coach of PHAS3 Martial Arts Ben Brown tells us what self-defense is... and what it isn't. And, more importantly, the distinctions and false securities people may have when the core issues of self-defense are not properly addressed. Ben Brown chats with the host, pro fighter and writer Angela Chang, to discuss this hot-button topic, rape culture, and the pillars of ..read more
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Debunking Common Myths of Muay Thai
Muay Ying
by Angela Chang
7M ago
Muay Thai is a versatile and rewarding martial art, but it is often misunderstood. In this episode, we will explore some of the most common myths about Muay Thai and set the record straight. We will discuss whether Muay Thai is only about fighting, whether it is only for young and fit individuals, whether it is too dangerous, and whether it is only for men. We will also discuss the benefits of Muay Thai for self-defense, fitness, and personal development. ---------- If you'd like to more high-quality content, please consider supporting Muay Ying through Patreon. Any amount is appreciated and i ..read more
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6. Denial with Belen Bode
Muay Ying
by Angela Chang
7M ago
Denial is a powerful force. It can make someone deny their reality simple because they're not ready to face the truth. Belen Bode chats with the host, pro fighter and writer Angela Chang, to discuss how being in denial has affected her fighting career. We dive into her experiences of tearing her ACL AND meniscus, her recovery process, and what finally led her to get proper treatment and come face-to-face with the reality of needing to get surgery and NOT be able to train and fight for almost a year.  To follow Belen: instagram.com/belen_nycc ---------- If you'd like to more high-quality c ..read more
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Tips Against Muay Maat (Punchers)
Muay Ying
by Angela Chang
7M ago
Explore effective strategies for facing opponents who heavily rely on punches. Hosted by Angela Chang, a professional Muay Thai fighter, this episode offers valuable insights and practical tips to help you maximize your strengths and exploit your opponent's weaknesses. ---------- If you'd like to more high-quality content, please consider supporting Muay Ying through Patreon. Any amount is appreciated and it will go towards my efforts to run all the platforms Muay Ying is on, as well as create content for each of them. http://patreon.com/muayying You can also find us: instagram.com/muay.ying ..read more
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An Overview of the Intricacies of Thai Camp Contracts, and how they Shape Gender Disparity and Inequality
Muay Ying
by Angela Chang
7M ago
In this eye-opening episode, we delve deep into the world of Muay Thai camp contracts in Thailand, exploring the intricate workings and the impact they have on gender disparities and systemic inequalities within the Muay Thai community. Join us as we unravel the complexities of how these contracts operate, including the percentages allocated to gyms and fighters. Discover how these contractual arrangements contribute to the perpetuation of poverty among generations of fighters and the limited opportunities for women in the sport. Gain valuable insights and broaden your understanding of the cha ..read more
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4. Freedom with Sean Fagan
Muay Ying
by Angela Chang
7M ago
Sean Fagan seems like a pretty typical guy at first glance - he loves to travel, he loves dogs, and he loves Muay Thai. But did you know that he's the creator of the biggest and most successful Muay Thai platform on the internet? The Muay Thai Guy chats with the host, pro fighter and writer Angela Chang, to discuss the fruits of his labor, and the risks he went through to create the life he desired. In doing so, he's achieved his version of freedom. To follow Sean: instagram.com/themuaythaiguy ---------- patreon.com/muayying instagram.com/muay.ying muay-ying.com If you'd like to more high-qual ..read more
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A Reflection of Better Training Habits [Ask Angela]
Muay Ying
by Angela Chang
7M ago
As fighters, it's natural to "leave no stone left unturned" and do things that we think can give us an edge. But over time and countless mistakes, I've learned that some of these practices were unhealthy AND counterproductive to my performance. Read article: https://muay-ying.com/the-things-i-used-to-do-as-a-professional-fighter-that-i-no-longer-do-a-reflection-on-better-training-habits/ ---------- If you'd like to more high-quality content, please consider supporting Muay Ying through Patreon. Any amount is appreciated and it will go towards my efforts to run all the platforms Muay Ying is on ..read more
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Overcoming Bad Training Days, Building Confidence, Staying Motivated
Muay Ying
by Angela Chang
7M ago
Host Angela Chang discusses the inevitable bad training days that every Muay Thai fighter faces, and offers tips and strategies for overcoming them. From maintaining confidence to trying something new, here's some quality advice for staying motivated and moving forward. Tune in to gain valuable insights that will help you push through the tough times and achieve your goals in the sport. Read article: https://muay-ying.com/8-ways-to-deal-with-bad-training-days/ ---------- If you'd like to more high-quality content, please consider supporting Muay Ying through Patreon. Any amount is appreciated ..read more
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