Fitness

Lilian Dikmans Muay Thai Boxing techniques on film with Lululemon
It's always a good day when my work overlaps with the things that I love. Earlier this month, I shot a video for Lululemon that was focused around fight sports training to advertise their their new 'Box It Out' sports bra and tights. The tights are particularly good for training because they are high rise with a thick waist band. They...
Lilian Dikmans Muay Thai
Kao Sok Muay Thai Gym As I pulled up into the driveway of Kao Sok Muay Thai Gym in Forrestdale, Western Australia, I was reminded of my training in Thailand. The lines of tyres sitting on the grass out the front sparked memories of bouncing up and down in the heat before shadow work. Then as I walked in, Darren...
Lilian Dikmans, Muay Thai
This week, I teamed up with Frank Body to share a few Muay Thai moves that can be performed at home without any equipment to work up a sweat. The moves were incorporated into the "Body Detox" component of Frank Body’s 31 Day "Go Natural" Challenge, which is running throughout August. Frank Body is an Australian natural skincare brand, best...
Lilian Dikmans, fitness without running
Improving fitness without running There are many ways to improve your fitness that don’t involve hours on a treadmill. As a person who endeavors to avoid running at all costs, I’ve compiled a list of alternatives to pounding the pavement. Incorporate intervals. There is a wealth of research suggesting that interval training increases cardiovascular fitness faster than steady-state training. Traditional Muay...
Lilian Dikmans, Perth Muay Thai training outdoor workout
It can be hard to stick to a workout routine when you’re travelling and without access to your usual gym and training partners. If you're looking for a travel workout, there are a plethora of websites and apps out there offering ideas. But I like to keep things simple and preferably outdoors. Why not enjoy a bit of nature and...
Rob Powdrill, Lilian Dikmans Muay Thai training in Perth
Three days in Western Australia have been full of Muay Thai action. The State of WA is known as one of the two best Muay Thai territories in Australia. While Melbourne has been known as the kickboxing centre of the country, WA and Queensland produce the largest number of Australia’s representatives of the Art of Eight Limbs. Staying at Tribe Hotel...
Lilian Dikmans, Muay Thai life lessons
Why I do Muay Thai When I walked into Powerplay gym in Melbourne about 4 years ago, I was there to try Muay Thai classes for fitness. I never thought I’d end up in the ring, let alone fighting. I had done CrossFit for a couple of years prior but had taken a break and was looking to get fit again....
Lilian Dikmans training Muay Thai camp Thailand
Earlier this year, I travelled to Thailand to spend a month at Por Promin Muay Thai camp in Hua Hin. It was one of the best experiences in my life so far. Tough? Yes. Rewarding? Incredibly. Not just because of what I learnt (and the increase in my fitness); I also met some great people. Por Promin is a traditional Muay Thai camp, providing Muay...

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