Muai Thai Camp Check in

 

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Today I arrived at my home for the next month. A month is one twelfth of a year, so just under ten percent. If you think about it, that is a shit load of time.

So my new home is Suwit Mauy Thai gym in Phuket, Thailand and it is here where I will be living and training for the next month. It was by far the cheapest place I could find online, to do Maui Thai training, the closest was almost four times the price.

You get what you pay for I guess…

No, I do not really mean that. After all it is only day one. Way to soon to judge but I can assure you that I will not be living in luxury but as my friend just said, “You have a plate of food and a roof over your head, it could be worse.”

In all honesty I am actually extremely excited. I am excited that I will be living in  dingy room, a few feet away from the outdoor gym, where I will be training everyday. I am excited bout the limited food menu, available right outside the gym, I am excited about the liters of sweat, which will be inevitable in this unbearable heat and I damn sure am excited about the results. Going to get shredded!

So today I checked in, after a flight from Siem Reap and tomorrow I will start my training. I will try to document all my food, the training routine, any additional supplements that I consume and also my general well being.

I will also take regular progress photos as the month progresses documenting either my extreme weight loss or my extreme muscle gain, I hope for the latter. I will definitely supplement my diet with protein shakes and also as much protein as possible, as the Thai diet is not known for the high protein contents.

The training is 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM everyday and will last between one and two hours.

So why am I doing this?

I have already been travelling South East Asia for the last five months, after one month I decided to do the Iron Man in Da Nang, Vietnam. This was extremely challenging but also extremely rewarding, one of the best things that I have done in my life. Once that was done I felt a real emptiness, a lack of purpose and direction and I needed to fill it with something… I kept doing body weight fitness exercises but it was not enough, hence the Muai Thai. This will once again challenge and push me to the edge.

I think I need the challenge, I strongly believe in always challenging oneself in all aspects of your life and my challenge at this stage is to optimize my body and health.

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6 thoughts on “Muai Thai Camp Check in”

    1. Yes it was a very spur of the moment decision… I loved doing it but it was super tough and I will prepare way more next time! I met some Iron Man veterans who had done the one in the Philippines and they said it is amazing!

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  1. oh no, i would enjoy this from the sidelines i think! hey have you seen that tv show american ninja warrior? the fitness of those athletes, unbelievable!

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    1. I stayed in Vietnam for thee months and I made friends with these guys who just trained on the bars at the beach, they did a bunch of pull ups, dips, etc… The one guy who became a really good friend of mine was on the Vietnamese version of the show and man that guy is shredded! Hea ctually made it to stage three before falling out. But yeah that is another level of fitness!

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