Why was NFL football pro Scooby Wright recently training regularly at PHAS3 Muay Thai?
At first glance the intense sport referred to as the “Art of 8 Limbs” seems a brutal and demanding endeavor suited only to the toughest competitors. But as Muay Thai grows in popularity here in the United States you will find more and more variety in the people who choose to participate. Provided your goal is not specifically competition we have found that almost anyone can safely benefit from training Muay Thai. In fact Muay Thai is becoming a popular method of “Cross Training” for athletes of all kinds. During the off season we here at PHAS3 have had the pleasure of helping high level athletes in golf, tennis, wrestling, track, and football. Recently NFL pro linebacker Scooby Wright chose PHAS3’s Muay Thai training as a safe but intense way to prepare for his upcoming football season.
While the cardio/conditioning benefits are clear, this type of training also serves to increase intense explosiveness, focus and accuracy, flexibility, timing, and believe it or not safe and efficient recovery. So if you are an athlete looking to improve your overall performance using Muay Thai you don’t need to be willing to get punched in the face or kicked in the ribs. It is simply a matter of finding a responsible Muay Thai coach and let them know what your goals are. Beyond that all you have to do is work hard and follow directions and you will find yourself well on your way to being a better athlete.
Here is a quick peek at a Muay Thai cross training workout with Scooby Wright.
PHAS3 offers a range of Muay Thai classes for athletes of all sports and skill levels, from beginning kids to pro fighters. Learn more about PHAS3 Muay Thai in Santa Rosa.