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Lilian Dikmans Yin Yoga
Stretching is an essential practice for any athlete, particularly for those engaging in martial arts. Flexibility is often an advantage, such as being able to land a perfectly timed head kick. For those wanting to take their flexibility game to the next level, yin yoga could be a secret weapon. Yin yoga has been a regular practice for me for...
Lilian Dikmans Muay Thai training with Top Sangmorakotvideo
This week I am in Thailand, the home of Muay Thai. I chose to travel to Bangkok to train with Top at Sangmorakot Gym in Bangkok. He comes as a highly recommended trainer and has also spent time teaching in Perth, Australia. The gym itself is located within the gates of Wat Sitaram temple. The architecture of the temple is...
Lilian Dikmans Muay Thaivideo
The best part about week two of Muay Thai training here in Perth was feeling the improvements from week one. Although there will always be new challenges each week, taking note of improvements helps to keep you motivated. At the end of the day, for me it’s the learning and progression that makes the hard work worth it. I’m here...
Lilian Dikmans Muay Thai
The first week of training is always the hardest. Until your body starts to adapt it can be a very painful process. Mentally, it's no walk in the park either. As I wrote in my previous post, I'm here in Perth to start proper Muay Thai training for 2018 before heading to Bangkok. I am training at Kao Sok in...
Lilian Dikmans Muay Thai trainingvideo
Yesterday was my first day of training for 2018 here in Perth. Famed as one of Australia's Muay Thai capitals, the city is also known for its relentlessly hot weather in summer. It could not have been hotter for a Melbournian who is not used to more than a few hot days in a row. But as is always...
Lilian Dikmans, sprints running short intervals
Most people have used running as a form of exercise from time to time. Sprints, on the other hand, don't receive as much attention. Sprinting is when you run as fast as you can for a short period of time. It is often highly underrated as a form of exercise to boost cardiovascular fitness and promote fat loss. When you're...
Lilian Dikmans Muay Thai
I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia and love living in the city. However, for Muay Thai training I have found it beneficial to travel to other states and overseas. Perth and Bangkok are currently booked in for January 2018. I previously wrote about how Perth is one of the Muay Thai capitals of Australia. I will be spending...
Lilian Dikmans, Whey protein promoting muscle recovery
Whey protein promoting muscle recovery It's a well known fact that protein is required for effective muscle recovery following physical activity. Most people are familiar with a post-workout protein shake, which is typically made with a whey protein powder. However, there are so many different brands on the market. Some are formulated with whey protein isolate (WPI) and others with...
Lilian Dikmans Muay Thai training Thailand
There is nothing quite like the experience of training Muay Thai in Thailand. It is the country's national sport after all. The trainers over there have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the art form. The country also attracts Muay Thai athletes from all over the world who are looking to train and fight. I have made a...

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