So we all know that training in the gym is the best way to improve your skills. And at Khao Lak Muay Thai, we keep our training authentic and true to the sport. But in 2022, what can we do to bring a bit of tech into our training? Recovery and fitness can both be improved whilst outside the gym with the latest wearables and devices
Here's a selection we've tried and tested over the years with our students, or are planning to introduce very soon
Aerofit is a performance enhancement device aimed at improving your lung capacity, strength and oxygen utilization. Taken from the Amazon description:
Personally, I've seen a much greater capacity to train after following several of the programmes. Post-covid, I've used Aerofit to restore some of my lung function I feel was lost. Having gone from training full power for an hour to gassing out after 2 rounds, regular use of this device has been instrumental in getting me back towards my normal training capacity
Oura Ring is a sleep/activity/recovery tracker designed for accuracy. Providing insights into sleep quality and recovery via HRV (Heart Rate Variability), Oura is great for knowing when to push yourself and when to ease off a little. Train smart, not hard!
I've personally used Oura since version one, having heard about it years ago on Ben Greenfields podcast. See what Ben has to say about it on Ben Greenfield Life.. If its good enough for Ben, its good enough for me
Best place is direct from the manufacturer here.
Taken from their website:
Normatec 3 is the next evolution of the iconic Normatec series, using dynamic air compression to advance your wellness, recover faster, improve your training, and maximize your performance. Normatec’s patented precision pulse technology helps to increase circulation, revive muscles, and reduce swelling and has long been the choice of elite athletes and consumers throughout the globe.
Warm-up and recover like never before. The Normatec 3 uses dynamic air compression to create a restorative massage that helps you feel refreshed faster. 7 levels of compression and their patented Pulse technology deliver precise treatment to 5 overlapping zones with ZoneBoost™ by using biomimicry to replicate the natural muscle pumps and one way valves of the legs. Trust us, your legs will thank you.
We'll let you know once ours arrive and we've field tested them. But Ben Greenfield recommends them and that'll do for us! Watch this space for when these are available in the gym...