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    Lifting for strength and explosiveness in Muay Thai

    Hey guys, I've been doing MT for about a year now and I'd like to start lifting for strength, explosivness and to improve fast twitch muscle fibers

    ( I don't know if this stuff is even real but I've done like two days of research and this stuff gets brought up a lot for athlete training )


    I've done weightlifting ( phraks gslp ) in the past but it was for aesthetics so I'm coming in as a novice with really good cardio.

    Ive been asking around and people are telling me olympic style lifts would help achieve my goals (strength, explosiveness, fast twitch muscle fiber development), but Im having a hard time finding a beginners program.. Right now im looking at the strength/power variant of canditos linear progression program but it looks a lot like SS? I feel like im in way over my head here

    Should I do something like " the olympic lifting version of SS " and focus on lifting with "explosiveness" or are there any programs you guys could recommend? Any suggestions/advice would be great, thanks yawl
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    Originally Posted by teepNjab View Post
    Hey guys, I've been doing MT for about a year now and I'd like to start lifting for strength, explosivness and to improve fast twitch muscle fibers

    ( I don't know if this stuff is even real but I've done like two days of research and this stuff gets brought up a lot for athlete training )


    I've done weightlifting ( phraks gslp ) in the past but it was for aesthetics so I'm coming in as a novice with really good cardio.

    Ive been asking around and people are telling me olympic style lifts would help achieve my goals (strength, explosiveness, fast twitch muscle fiber development), but Im having a hard time finding a beginners program.. Right now im looking at the strength/power variant of canditos linear progression program but it looks a lot like SS? I feel like im in way over my head here

    Should I do something like " the olympic lifting version of SS " and focus on lifting with "explosiveness" or are there any programs you guys could recommend? Any suggestions/advice would be great, thanks yawl
    Until you start to get more advanced, building strength in the fundamental compound movements will develop both strength and "power". At some point, it's my understanding that you do need to start actively developing power with speed based movements, but that's not until later. This is why more advanced power-lifters will do a "dynamic day."

    When people say that bodybuilding is bad for those types of sports, it's about building bad movement patterns (Leg-extensions, Hamstring-curls) and it's about lifting the weight slowly vs. fast. For most athletic purposes, you want to do even normal compound lifts with some speed and explosiveness. You don't want to be going out of your way to slow the movement down. Slower lifting can be good for wrestling/grappling, but definitely not for kick boxing.
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