Avoid Athletes Foot, Take Care of Your Skin

Dr.Hauschka Gesichtswaschcreme USA

Muay Thai is awesome. So much fun, until… you come down with a skin irritation, or the worst, athlete’s foot.

Simple precautions can be taken to minimise chances of contracting athlete’s foot, and getting irritated skin or rashes.

The primary and most important way to look after your skin is through good, basic, personal hygiene. Wash regularly, use a good soak. Pick up a natural good quality detergent for your clothing and footwear, and wash them regularly.

NEVER, never never, wear your gym or training gear more than once without washing. It’s beyond disgusting for the other poor people training with your and becomes a hotbed for nasty bacteria to fester and grow.

The secondary way to minimise skin damage, is to use products with only natural ingredients. Dr. Hauschka is a slightly pricey, but awesome company, and not only for women’s products. My wife swears by the Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream. Check out their company ethos. They mean business; Great natural products and a sustainable world!

Another good vendor for natural products is Treat Your Skin

Muay Thai Body Weight Workout from Onnit

Onnit muay thai workout

As great as working out in the gym is, we can’t always make it there. And the workout you do, is better than the one you don’t regardless of where that workout takes place. That said, it’s good to have strategies available for when you’re on the road, or just don’t have access to a gym.

Onnit published this video workout specifically designed for muay thai practitioners. And it’s designed to be done anywhere, with no equipment, only your body.

Here are the exercises covered in this quick home, or outdoor workout:

  • Skipping Knee Twists
  • Leg Kick Push Up
  • Single Leg Knee Bridge
  • Pendulum Knees
  • Knee Push Up
  • Clinch Plank Hops
  • Plank Knee Touch

The explanation video is only a couple of mins long, check it out here: https://www.onnit.com/academy/bodyweight-conditioning-workout-for-muay-thai-kickboxing/

You probably know well Onnit do some awesome supplements, from only natural, earth grown nutrients. So when you’re kicking ass with your workouts, you want to make sure that your body has optimal nutrition to perform and recover.

We recommend checking our their Shroom tech supplement, and T+ Total Strength and Performance (as a pre-workout supplement). And to make sure your razor sharp with excellent response time and awareness in the ring, try their flagship nootropic, Alpha Brain. We mentioned the cognitive enhancing supplement in our last post, and we really can’t speak highly enough of it. Onnit do a 90 day money back guarantee on your first 30 pills. So head on over to onnit and try it risk free.

Onnit MMA Honor Roll Athletes

Team Alpha Male at Onnit

Team Alpha Male at Onnit. Photo credit Onnit.com

I’ve been looking at supplements and their effects on muay thai training and performance recently. Protein powders are a staple for almost every athlete, whether whey, casein, beef, egg, hemp, or rice be your taste. Creatine is one of the most well researched sports supplements of all time. Fish oil, multi vitamins are widely basic nutritional supplements. But what about less common supplemental tools?

I knew of the cognitive enhancer, or nootropic, Alpha Brain, from the Joe Rogan podcast. Onnit are a functional training equipment and supplement company. Their sponsored athletes include several top MMA fighters, including UFC Bantamweight World Champion, TJ Dillashaw.

TJ praises their supplements saying, “I HAVE LIKED ALL THE SUPPLEMENTS THAT I’VE TRIED FROM ONNIT, BUT SOME OF MY FAVORITES ARE ALPHA BRAIN, T+, HEMP FORCE AND NEW MOOD”.

He continues, “Alpha BRAIN has done wonders for me. It helps with my concentration and memory while learning new technique and remembering old technique”.

TJ praises Onnit’s New MOOD also, “The closer I get to a fight the better New MOOD works. Fighting is a very stressful profession and New MOOD does a good job helping with it. When my mind is racing and I can’t sleep, New MOOD relaxes my brain and helps me get the sleep my body needs to stay strong.”

I’ve tried Alpha Brain with mild, but good results. I’m going to try New MOOD next to see what effect it has on me.

Quotes from Onnit.com.

Other sources: http://brainperformancereviews.com/