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Training in Thailand Must Do’s

Training in Thailand Must Do's

For many of us, training in Thailand is a dream come true. It takes so much hard work and sacrifice just to get here, so it only makes sense to make the most of it. Here are our top tips for getting the most out of your training camp here at Bangtao.

Be Open

Training in Thailand is very different from what you’re used to. Probably the biggest issue you will face is a language barrier with your trainer. Training is exhausting, navigating a foreign country is exhausting. But it’s also an opportunity to embrace a new experience. Patience is key. And if you ever feel overwhelmed, we recommend taking an afternoon off and exploring the beautiful beaches.

Listen To Your Trainers

When it comes to Muay Thai, you’d be hard-pressed to find a trainer with less than 100 fights here at Bangtao. Most of our trainers have fought well over 300 times and have decades of experience. While their system may differ from what you’re used to, their methods are proven. We strongly encourage you to make an effort early on and go through the recommended motions. Once you’ve given it a try, you can always reach out to any of our head trainers with questions or concerns.

Take Note of Gym Culture

Gyms in Thailand offer a unique environment, especially a place like Bangtao, where you’ve got people from all over the world under one roof. This work environment, however, can also be a breeding ground for cultural clashes. These clashes can occur between customers, coaches and students, or even among coaches. It’s essential to be mindful of your surroundings and the local customs. Take some time to learn the ropes before overly inserting yourself into the mix. And don’t forget, emotions run high during fight camp.

Stay Hydrated

You can’t get out of this one. Staying hydrated is the most important and often the most overlooked aspect of training in Thailand. In tropical climates, you’re constantly sweating, whether you’re training or not, so it’s crucial to ensure you’re getting enough water.  The good news is, bottled water is not only affordable but also easily accessible in Thailand. We recommend keeping track of your water intake and aiming for about three liters a day. And if you’re looking to replenish your electrolytes, coconut water is a great, affordable, and easily accessible option here.

Get Enough Rest

Here’s another one you can’t avoid — rest! Getting enough rest isn’t just about sleep. Training in Thailand is an exciting experience, but it can be a little overstimulating at times, with meeting new people, trying different foods, and the physical exhaustion that comes from training in a tropical climate. Aim for eight hours of sleep each night if you’re training twice daily. And if afternoon naps aren’t your thing, schedule some downtime during the day to recharge.

Communication is Key

It’s hard to feel completely at ease in a new environment, let alone a foreign country. Despite your reservations, we’re here to tell you that communication is key! Luckily at Bangtao, a language barrier will never be a problem. We have tons of multilingual staff on hand to help, and we want you to know that we are here to support you without judgment. If you’re injured, let your trainer know as soon as it happens. That way, we can help before it gets worse. Got the runs? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Thailand has many over-the-counter medications for all sorts of alignments. Don’t be embarrassed; let us know so that we can help.

Have Goals — And Commit to Those Goals

You’ll gain more from your time at Bangtao if you set realistic goals for yourself and commit to them. Sharing these goals with your trainers and training partners can provide valuable support. Whether it’s about running every day, training twice a day, or stepping into the ring for the first time, remember that the journey is as important as the destination. Even if you don’t reach your target, the progress you make is what truly matters.

Ask Questions

Curiosity is the key to learning. If you don’t ask, you will never know. Questions are not just normal, they are encouraged. When trying new things in training, you’ll gain more from your sessions if you understand the fundamentals of why you’re doing certain things. Our trainers and staff are here to answer all your questions, no matter how silly they seem. Your curiosity is valued and encouraged.

Interested in Training in Thailand?

For those looking to immerse themselves in the world of Muay Thai, MMA or Fitness, Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA camp in Phuket is the place to be. Nestled amidst the scenic beauty of Phuket, the camp offers a holistic training experience. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics or a seasoned fighter aiming to hone your skills and improve strength and conditioning, this camp has something for everyone. With experienced trainers, state-of-the-art facilities, and a curriculum that blends tradition with modern techniques, it’s the ultimate destination for combat sports and fitness enthusiasts. Ready to embark on your training journey? Book your session now and experience the magic of training in Thailand.