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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, Healthy food Los Angeles
There is healthy food everywhere in Los Angeles if you know where to look. America tends to be known for its greasy burgers and junk food served in monstrous portions. However, Los Angeles is a melting pot of health conscious people so the food has followed suit. Previously, I wrote about my experience training boxing in LA earlier this year....
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, boxing Los Angeles
LA boxing training experience As the popularity of boxing is growing amongst the general public, boxing gyms are becoming ubiquitous. They are popping up on every corner here in Australia and the same thing is happening in the United States. When I was over in Los Angeles earlier this year, I wanted to keep up my training. Although it was hard...
Lilian Dikmans, quick dewy skin 3 minutes
During winter, my skin goes quite pale. It can also start to look a bit dry from the windy weather and time spent in front of heaters. When I'm not working I prefer to go makeup-free and just stick to my winter skin care products. But today I was doing an interview and wanted a healthy, dewy skin look. Since...
Lilian Dikmans, clear skin tips
It’s no secret that Muay Thai and boxing fight gyms can be a breeding ground for pimple-causing bacteria. Gloves with a sweaty interior still soggy from the day before. Mats coated in a film of goodness-knows-what from people’s feet. Bags covered in fluids from the person before you. All it takes is an innocent wipe of sweat from your...
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...