What About The Carpet?


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Mechfist
Hey all, have a question. I am hoping to travel to Thailand to train sometime soon and have been reading reviews of the potential gyms I would like to attend. While doing this I came across a few comments about the carpet at Dragon in Phuket. The gym reviews were all very good with the exception of the carpet. I am new to Muay Thai and have only trained on mats. I read how the carpet "tore" people's feet up. My question is what kind of carpet is this and if this is such an issue why don't they change it. It seems to be a common issue amongst travelers. What could be the reason not to change it and go with what the regular gym uses instead.

muaythaifocus
its shag pile I think

MC2
Carpet at Dragon causes me so much injury time... It can happen anywhere tho if you train hard enough.. My suggestion is to start walking and running with barefeet around you neigbourhood to toughen the skin.

mylittletony
I do my bagwork in the backyard, on rough tiles. The concrete and carpet in Thailand never gave me trouble.

Mechfist
Thanks for the responses guys.

rarave82
Terrible, I trained for a month and couldn´t understand how or why they didn´t invest in something so simple.

Wouldn´t go back only for that reason. Some might say that I´m too soft or I´m not a "warrior" or bla bla bla. I just want to train, gods sake, is a mat so much to ask for?

Charn Chai had the same problem when I traiend there but I think they alredy sorted that out.

Good luck

Mechfist
Thanks Ruben

petecc
i think it's just something the Thai s prefer, and they think everyone else also likes it.... at Eminent Air I preferred to train on the bare concrete rather than on the carpet.... something about it just tears up the feet...

Rambutan
Chat Yai gym in CM also had a carpet and it just fucked up my feet after only 1 training session. If a gym has a carpet I would not go

minr
I trained on the carpet and first few days no problem, but then when kru Moe makes you do all the crazy 'warm up' routine which is basically a crazy 45 min cardio workout then it really hurts, first 5 days I was ok slowly slowly feet started to hurt the more sessions I did, by time I was in Bangkok ready to fly home, the skin peeled off under my toes and the ball of my feet - both of them it hurt so bad whenever I tried to walk and take a shower, and on top of that I was going muay Thai too which made it burn even more! they insist you take your shoes off, however I have seen people training with there shoes and I recommend you do too!

mylittletony
Just do some shadowboxing on concrete or tiles. Your feet will get used to it.

sanchoy
Carpet munching rug cleaning Butch

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