Fitness

Lilian Dikmans Muay Thai training
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...
Lilian Dikmans, Rock climbing
It’s a well known fact that if you always train the same way, your body gets used to it and your results will plateau. That's why I tried rock climbing. I’m always on the lookout for different ways to mix up my training. In addition to Muay Thai and boxing, I’ve recently been trying new things to increase my strength...
Lilian Dikmans boxing training
This year, I have been working at Tribute Boxing in Melbourne and have started to incorporate more boxing training into my regime. My aim is not to become a boxer, but I have been enjoying the training. I previously wrote about my training in Los Angeles earlier this year, which was a lot of fun. I have also found...
Lilian Dikmans Muay Thai
When I started attending Muay Thai classes, my aim was to increase my fitness. I have previously written about how I never expected to fight, but what I also didn't anticipate was the boost that Muay Thai gave to my confidence. I believe that any sort of fighting sport training can help to improve confidence. I don't think that it comes...
Lilian Dikmans Brazilian jiu-jitsu
I believe that pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is a good thing. That's why I decided to try Brazilian jiu-jitsu for the first time this week. In the realm of fighting sports, I had never done any sort of floor work. I had only trained Muay Thai and boxing. Moving onto the mats was a totally different...

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