MUAY THAI: Full Body Cardio Workout

It’s all about cardio as Tyler Peterson demonstrates an at-home, full-body cardio workout in his Muay Thai style.

Released on 9/19/2013

Credits

Starring: Tyler Peterson and Erik Valdez

Transcript

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I am Tyler, and I am a disciple of Muay Thai.
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This is your at home Muay Thai full body cardio workout.
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Okay guys, so this is a full body
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cardio workout, Muay Thai style.
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Yeah.
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So run me through a few of these.
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Let's see what you got
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in store for me. Okay, so
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what we're gonna do is it's gonna be a double knee strike.
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Okay, so we're gonna practice
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our upper and lower body, in general.
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So what I'm gonna do is
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I'm gonna keep both of my hands in this position, okay?
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And this is almost in general
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to where if I was gonna be in front of somebody
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where I could grab a hold of them.
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So we're gonna come down, and kinda do a half squat.
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Now, when you do that, make sure your knees
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stay behind your toes a little bit.
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You're sticking your butt back.
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You really feel it in your butt, and your glutes engaged.
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You're gonna push and drive your shoulders,
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and you're gonna stand straight up, right?
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Then, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna bring my right knee up,
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point my toe down, put that foot down, lefty will come up,
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put that toe down.
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Then I'm gonna take my left elbow,
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left elbow up, right elbow up.
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Back to the half squat.
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Knee, knee.
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Elbow, elbow.
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Now, when you drive your elbows up,
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make sure that you bring it,
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almost like you're sliding your hands
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along your hairline, okay?
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You're really using your elbows and your hands
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to come up to actually cover your face.
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You're using it as a weapon to throw your elbow up
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to hit somebody in the chin,
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but you're also using that as a blocking technique.
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So you wanna make sure you keep those hands high
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and cover your face.
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Okay. Okay?
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Your first rep should look like your last rep.
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Everything should be exactly perfect.
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Perfect reps equal perfect body.
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Good, now we're gonna go ahead and drop right into this.
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You're gonna do a push up hold,
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so go ahead and drop right down.
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When we do this, I don't wanna drop and twist my hips, okay?
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I wanna keep my back straight.
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But what I'm gonna do is try to bring my knee straight in.
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Okay? Okay.
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Touch the ground.
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And just bring my knee in, and go back,
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and squeeze in my leg and my oblique.
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Squeeze in the stomach, keeping the stomach tight.
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You do 30 of those.
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(heavy breathing)
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Perfect.
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Remember, knee not out to the side,
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because your hip doesn't really work that way.
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You wanna try to bring that knee right down the middle.
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Good.
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And remember, we don't wanna explode
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when you drive the knee forward.
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Try to control it.
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Bring it in nice and slow, and squeeze.
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Whew.
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Did you feel that?
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Right? Yes, sir.
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And look at the sweat you're doing.
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And we haven't even really touched a weight.
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Okay, so to recap, guys,
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we started off with the knee, knee, elbow, elbow,
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first going into that half squat.
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Very important.
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And then, we finished off with the push up stance,
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bringing your knees slowly right down the line right there.
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And again, you do those for a solid minute,
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minute and a half to start.
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As you build strength and endurance,
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you can just increase that number to whenever.
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So thanks, guys.
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That was your Muay Thai full body cardio workout.
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