Working the basics is far more than going through the motions. Being solid in your base and balance, strong in your structure, disciplined with your defense and distance, focused on form… the basics really do form the foundation on which your ultimate growth is built on. In an art like Muay Thai everything is about being able to winning the exchange. That means managing distance, being strong in your overall structure (before, during and after) when you start your training, focus on form, what your hitting with, how your hitting, maintaining a strong defense knowing strikes will be coming back. By really focusing on the details, and repping them out with a real goal of getting ever better, you are conditioning far more than your body. Intense focus and striving to become Good, Better, Best becomes who you are in other areas of your life. Training with intent to be better always is no different than any area of your life.