Alright, total /fit/ newfag hear, but I need some help, some suggestions, some motivation; anything.
I want to learn Muay Thai. I already have sessions lined up with a coach and everything, so that aspect is fine. The thing is, I'm not in the best shape. I'm decent, not unhealthy or overweight, but I don't really work out. What I want from you guys is any suggestions as to how to get into it. Workout routines I should be doing, a certain mindset I should have, anything. I don't think I'll be getting supplements or any of that just yet, but I can feel motivation and I really want this for myself. It will raise my self confidence a bit and I think my girlfriend could really go for it.
Anything helps, thanks.
For the mental game here's why I do:
>No masturbation, I let my girl satisfy my sexual desires
>Come up with a keyword when you're working out, repeat it every time you feel tired or right when you're about to being. I like slapping my chest and saying "warrior" over and over again, makes me feel good
>Lift things and put them down
Just do muay thai. I don't know anything about it, but I know most martial arts give you a good enough work out as it is.If anything, work on cardio. Lots of cardio, martial arts workouts require it most of the time...But like seriously /LOTS/ of cardio. Running, jogging, maybe squats, power exercises, ect.
Also just don't worry. I started TKD and Jiu-Jitsu when I was relatively out of shape. You go there to get in shape, not get in shape to go there. Just don't be nervous and do your best. Get dat Bruce Lee mindset going once you're into it.
i dunno about muay thai, i'm a boxing man myself, but if you're just a beginner i'd recommend just cardio and maybe some bodyweight stuff. fighting is a lot harder than it looks, but a lot of it is really just endurance.
skipping is the best for cardio. it will help a lot with footwork and it's really fun when you get good at it.
as for bodyweight stuff, just try building a bit of muscle with like push ups, pull ups and squats. don't repeat the same exercise 2 days in a row.
Do the first 3 months everything what your trainer is telling you. Period. Later in your "career" you will notice how doing 1000of push ups and crunches will fuck with your gainz but in the first time just do what your trainer says. First 3 months is the hardest time in muay thai.