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Adiwang eases back to the grind

Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang is elated to have some sort of normalcy back in his life. 

Lito Adiwang, shown here in action, is thankful to be training at Team Lakay again.
On lockdown since mid-March, Adiwang just cannot hide his excitement as he rolled back to the Team Lakay central gym for the first time since restrictions finally eased in Baguio City. 

“I am really pumped up to be back in the gym after a long time, I really missed being here,” Adiwang said.  

The 27-year-old is excited to start working on his skills once more as he has been limited to personal exercises for pretty much the entire quarantine. 

The #5-ranked ONE Championship strawweight contender shared that he works with the team four times a week for sparring and partner drills, then works out personally on his own during other days. 

“One thing I really enjoy the most is training with my teammates, something that I wasn’t able to do during the ECQ. When you have high level training partners, it makes your improvement a whole lot faster,” Adiwang said.  

“Certainly, there are adjustments. When I was in quarantine, I made a training room in my home so I can lift weights without having to go out, and now that we’re here in the new normal, I still use it.” 

However, Adiwang is thankful to be training at Team Lakay again, and if the quarantine taught him anything, it’s to appreciate the things he takes for granted—such as freely practicing his craft with his friends. 

“There are a lot of things I’ve learned in the past few months,” he said, “and the biggest thing is the importance of the simple things—the things that we often take for granted.” 

ONE Championship returns to live action with ONE: NO SURRENDER on July 31, in Bangkok, Thailand. Catch it live and for free by downloading the ONE Super App. 

Topics: Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang , ONE Championship , Team Lakay , COVID-19 , Training
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