MUAY THAI: Upper Body Workout
Muay Thai master Tyler Peterson shows Eric an at home upper body workout, incorporating the martial art's most intense moves.
Released on 5/23/2013
|Starring:||Erik Valdez and Tyler Peterson|
Now you do it.
Let's make that a workout and you've got to do 15 of them.
It's a workout.
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It's your body and this is Fighting Weight.
I'm Tyler and I'm a disciple of Muay Thai.
This is your at home, Muay Thai, upper body workout.
So what are we doing today?
Muay Thai upper body workout is kind of like
any other upper body workout.
Basically, this is designed to give you a little more
strength, a little more conditioning, a little more
endurance, help tighten up your movement
and to also give you the feeling, what it feels like,
when you're in the middle of a fight,
or when you're really banging and your muscles are pumped up
to still be able to execute those moves.
So what we're going to do here is, you're going to take
this around you, okay.
Gonna wrap it around, gonna come through
and it's gonna be a little tight,
and you're going to grab the hands on the inside.
Now what you'll do, is you'll put your hands
in your fighting stance here,
we'll go into a fighting stance
and now you have the constant pull and push okay?
The good thing about the bands, is you feel,
it kind of forces you to keep your hands up.
Yeah it does.
It holds you in position
but what I want to constantly be doing is,
as I move and breathe, is just
and you'll feel the constant tension now in your arms
and your shoulders, little bit in your biceps.
Yeah even triceps.
Yeah the whole upper body.
And then you can even drop down into a push up position
and do a push up with the bands.
So we drop down on one knee, I put my hands where my hands
are down in front of me and not out in front of me
and then we'll just do a regular push up,
where you come down and press back up.
It's going to get a little easier as you go down,
a little harder as you come up.
Okay then we can take the band off.
If you don't have something you can wrap the band around
you can basically stand on the band here,
so the wider you go the harder you're going to make it.
Now you're going to keep both your elbows tucked in
by your sides, and we're just going to basically squeeze up.
And come down nice and slow.
Up and down.
Shoulders should be back, chest should be out and you should
be working on squeezing the peak of that bicep.
So right now what we're doing is we're going to have
the band moving and your bicep moving, your upper body
should not be going forward, back, side to side.
Your chin should not be looking for anywhere.
You're doing the punches with the bands, the push ups,
the curls and the presses, you're pretty much
hit your whole upper body with just one band.
You also have, let's say a chair or something,
you can almost do like a chest run.
Turn out, and press.
And it's almost like I'm doing a push up
except for now I'm doing a standing chest press.
Bring your hands in here and elbows come forward
just like you're doing a chest press, right here.
Straight forward and come straight back.
Nice and controlled, just like that.
Your plane of resistance is right across the middle
of your chest, almost like you're doing a bench press
You want to do a little more of an incline press
you can bring your hands up a little bit.
Same thing now.
You want to modify it even more you can turn your elbows in
and come straight back and press straight forward.
Now you'll be working a little more of your deltoid,
your triceps, your upper shoulders.
That was great stuff man, I appreciate it.
So to recap guys, we started off in this case
with a minute worth of the punches with the bands,
moved into a minute worth of push ups
then we went to a minute to finish up with the curls.
As a bonus you can go in and find a pole or something
to wrap this around and do some chest press.
Again, the good thing about this is you can throw a variety
of punches, you can curl a variety of different ways.
The movements are pretty much infinite,
you can work on different areas of your body.
With this one little thing.
No excuses guys, this is a good one, right here.
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