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Muay Thai Training: Lilian Dikmans Behind the Scenes
Lilian Dikmans (3-0-1) is the first Australian model to step inside the Muay Thai ring. Although not aspiring to a career of world champion, the Melbourne-born beauty showcased that it was indeed possible to remain prominently active in the field of lights and glamour and compete in full contact bouts simultaneously. To date Dikmans has recorded four bouts behind...
Kinematics: Lilian Dikmans Behind the Scenes
The first episode of Behind the Scenes with Lilian Dikmans covers a photoshoot of the Australian model and Muay Thai fighter at Kinematics Physiotherapy and Pilates studio in Richmond (Melbourne), Victoria. Dikmans is guided by Amy Wiley, physiotherapist and Pilates instructor. She is seen performing various exercises, from squats with a pole (one can say a ninja bo) to stretching...
Lilian Dikmans at Evolution Muay Thai Gym in New York
Earlier this month, I spent a week in New York City. I was there on a shoot with makeup brand Maybelline, so most of my time was spent working. If you follow my Instagram, I shared some behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot locations around Manhattan and Brooklyn. They were all pretty spectacular. I'm looking forward to sharing the final product...
Lilian Dikmans VersaClimber workout
When it comes to fitness 'machines', I'm always a bit skeptical. They can limit your natural range of movement, which I don't really like. I'd prefer to do pushups or bench press with free weights than use a bench press machine. However, some machines can help to step up your fitness. The rower and assault bike are two cardio machines...
Lilian Dikmans boxing training with Will Tomlinson
Last week, I returned to my home town of Melbourne. After spending a couple of months in Western Australia before my fight in Perth the week prior, it was nice to be back on the East coast. It was a quick trip for work and to catch up with family and friends. Although I took a couple of rest days...
Lilian Dikmans and Dechsak Sangmorakot Muay Thai front push kick techniques
Last week, I filmed a Muay Thai technique tutorial with trainer Dechsak Sangmorakot. The tutorial focused on the teep, also known as a push kick or front kick. I've been doing pad work with Dechsak - "Sak" for short - for a month or so now at Kao Sok in Perth. He has been teaching me new techniques and it's...
Lilian Dikmans Muay Thai workout
Having access to a Muay Thai gym with proper equipment certainly makes training easier. Training partners, pad holders and a variety of bags to hit is ideally what you want. However, when you don't have access to all of this, it doesn't mean you can't train. I've spent the past few weeks in Perth, getting back to proper training after...
Lilian Dikmans Muay Thai training
After a month of travel and work commitments, I've just started to get back to proper daily training. As is the case after any break, my whole body is extra sore. This means that recovery after training is essential to be able to train properly again the next day. Each person has their own recovery techniques. I think it's worth...
Protein powder alternatives, plant-based wholefoods
Protein powders can be a handy way to increase your protein intake. I use protein powders from time to time to help promote muscle recovery after training. But wherever possible, if I can get my protein from whole food sources during my meals, even better. We all know that animal products like meat, fish and eggs provide protein. But what...

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