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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...
Eating for performance
There's a lot of information online about what you should and shouldn't eat. Some of it is credible and some of it is not. In my view, nothing should be blindly followed. What works for one person may end in disaster for another. In the past, I've shared the general principles I follow when deciding what to eat. For me,...
Sports massage benefits
Massage provides a range of benefits, whether you are an athlete looking to recover faster or just someone looking to unwind and feel good. There are so many types on offer. From relaxation massage to remedial, trigger point, shiatsu, Swedish, Thai, deep tissue or sports, it can be hard to know which is going to be best for you. I...
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 skin care and makeup tips
As the seasons change, I adjust my skincare accordingly. There are some basic products that I use all year round, but for the winter months my skin needs a little extra care. This year, I've added in a few new products. Skin care routine, morning and night First, I cleanse with Aspect Dr Deep Clean Facial Cleanser. I put one pump...
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...
Five ways to beat bloating
If you've experienced bloating and can't work out exactly what causes it, I feel your pain. I used to suffer from terrible bloating, to the point where I'd look pregnant. It would take at least 3 days to properly settle and go down. Not cool, especially when a modelling job would pop up at the same time. Over the years,...
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...
Presenting WKN championship belt at Domination Muay Thai 20
Saturday night was freezing cold as we made our way to Serpentine Jarrahdale Recreation Centre in Byford (Perth), WA for Domination Muay Thai 20. Arriving at the venue around 7 pm as the show was about to commence, we headed backstage. Thankfully it was a lot warmer back there with clusters of fight teams wrapping their fighters' hands and warming...