Author: Dominic Platt

This week is probably one of the toughest weeks training I’ve had to date. Last Sunday I participated in five interclubs and actually surprised myself at how much progress I had made over the last outing I had at the Northern Kings one a few weeks prior. Nothing really had changed in my training routine or anything but I really felt as though I had turned a corner in my abilties. I have watched the videos back quite a few times now and I really felt comfortable in there. It’s great to see and really fills me with excitement that…

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I have always been over 90kg. Well, not always but for as long as I can remember, I have always been over 90kg. When I first began training Muay Thai in May of 2014, I was about 95 kilos and hovered there the whole time. There is one simple reason that my weight never reduced and that is because I ate like a dick. When I say I ate like a dick, it may sound a bit extreme but realistically, I can reflect now and say that, yes, I was eating like a dick. I feel good saying that (kind…

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Premier Nutrition is a very well-established meal preparation company located in Sunderland. Being from Sunderland I had naturally heard of them and had previously attempted to meet them way before Fat Lad was ever put in to play. Having someone to help me with my nutrition was always going to play an important part in my story. Being lucky enough to have these guys on board is really exciting for me. Having a browse through their website and seeing what they offer, is really quite impressive. With over 650 different combinations of different dishes you can create, you will never…

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When you start training it is hard. Shit, it’s always hard. I cast back to when I started Fat Lad to Fighter and I went for my first run and it was bloody awful. I took zero pleasure in it what so ever. Even with my first session with Lee at Mayfair. It was bloody awful. There wasn’t an ounce of me that thought “do you know what, I’m really enjoying this workout.” I went to the gym the other day and when I finished and got home, got showered, a thought ran through my mind that really surprised me.…

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To say that I am over the moon with the way that things are going is a huge understatement. I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who sent me messages of support the other day when I posted the picture of the 6-week comparison. I didn’t know I had made such a vast improvement. This blog post will be more about the fact that you can do whatever it is that you want to do. I set out on this journey to help inspire and motivate other people to begin their journey into living a healthy…

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I got asked this question the other day and it has really resonated with me over the past few days. How do you juggle everything? Let me paint you a picture for you. Cast back to four and a half years ago before I discovered Muay Thai. Life was simple. I lived in a two-bedroom apartment in a nice little picturesque town in County Durham called, Seaham. I was living with my girlfriend at the time and working in a bank planning a career in banking and finance. Had only my rent, bills and food to pay for. Obviously, there…

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On Friday I did my Strength and Conditioning training the Lee ‘Axeman’ Axon from T4 Training. I always look forward to these sessions because I venture into a world that is generally unknown to me. Give me a heavy bag and some gloves and I’m away. However, throw me into a situation where there are loads of machines and free weights and I just don’t have a clue. I feel as though I have so much to learn when it comes to utilising certain muscle groups and how to build muscle, properly lose weight, proper exercises to do to achieve…

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This weekend I trained at Northern Kings before heading out to Power of Scotland. It was a two-hour session. The first session was great. We worked on catching the kick and countering. I am enjoying being in training so much these days. It is good to be back moving regularly and gaining knowledge to put into practice. Warming up, we skipped in the class, followed by rounds of sit-ups and then shadow boxing. I love shadow boxing. When I first started training, I hated it. I felt like a right lemon in the gym, bouncing about like a bit of…

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So Tuesday and Thursday’s are open sessions at Northern Kings. 12-2pm. I try and get down when I can, structuring my day off in the week (if I get one), to be on one of them days where I can fit in a couple of hours training in during the day. It’s good because it’s quiet, it’s not a massive gym full of people with attention spread thin, I mean, sometimes its just you and Juan if no one else is in that day. It’s essentially a private, it’s brilliant. Getting to soak in that knowledge and work on things…

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Saturday’s down at Northern Kings are the place to be if you fancy a good kicking. You have a 10 am class where the hour is spent working on technique and the second hour is sparring. That’s right. A whole hour session dedicated to getting punched and kicked in the face until you’re blowing out of your arse (going to happen anyway) or bleeding from every facial orifice… or both. To start the day, it began with a journey over to Northern Kings, unbeknownst to me that I had forgotten to pick my equipment bag up. My gloves, shin pads,…

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